The Cancer Immune System Connection
Strengthening the immune system may help prevent cancer
Article contributed by Dr. Darrel K. Loder, Lindsborg, KS
Your nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body, including the immune system. The immune system is important since it not only destroys foreign invaders such as dis-ease-causing viruses, bacteria, yeast and parasites, but also destroys cancer cells. Did you know that cancer cells appear in our bodies every day, even when we feel healthy? Well, thanks to our marvelous immune system, those cells are usually gobbled up before doing any harm.
However, if something interferes with the transmission of normal nerve impulses, your immune system may not be able to function fully. An ineffective immune response to the daily developing cancer cells can result in the accumulation of those cells and eventually lead to what can be diagnosed as cancerous growth. Nerve interference can contribute to this process.
Several studies have shown the positive effect of chi-ropractic care on immune system function. In one study, Ron Pero, head of cancer research at the University of Lund, in Lund, Sweden, and Chief of Cancer Research at the New York Preventative Research Center, says that the restoration and correction of the spine can increase the strength of the immune system by 200% - 400%. This can make a huge difference not only for individuals fighting diagnosed cancer, but also for otherwise healthy people trying to prevent it.
In a three-year study of 107 individuals who had been under chiropractic care for over five years, Dr. Pero found that the chiropractic patients had a 200% greater immune competence than people who had not received chiropractic care. Compared with people who had cancer or other serious diseases, the chiro-practic patients had a 400% greater immune competence. Furthermore, the immune system superiority of the chiropractic patients was not adversely affected by age. Dr. Pero said, “I have never seen a group other than this chiropractic group to experience a 200% increase over the normal patients. This is why it is so dramatically important. We have never seen such a positive improvement in a group.”
The study demonstrated that the cells which act like "Pac-Man" in your body, eating and destroying viruses, bacteria, parasites and cancer cells, are any-where from two to four times more active in people receiving regular chiropractic care. So practice true prevention by keeping your immune system func-tioning at its highest level throughout your life with regular chiropractic wellness care.