What do The Measles and Flu Epidemic of 1918 have in common?
Regardless of what side of the argument you stand, we can all agree on one major component that is not being discussed…. the strength and power of the immune system!
Pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine. Vaccinated or not vaccinated. Symptoms or no symptoms…. We all want a strong healthy immune system!
Enter Chiropractic! There’s no other way to gain maximum expression of immunity without it.
Let’s go back to 1917-1918 when there was a international flu epidemic. This was before vaccines were even around. It is well documented that 20 million people died worldwide: 500,000 in the U.S. alone. At the same time of this epidemic, there was a new health field and rising science making its way onto the scene. Believe it or not, the flu epidemic helped put Chiropractic on the map!
These numbers will shock you:
In the state of Iowa, medical doctors treated 93,590 flu patients with 6,116 deaths: a loss of one patient out of every 15. Chiropractors saw 4,735 patients with the flu and only had 6 deaths. A loss of one patient out of every 789. National figures show that 1,142 Chiropractors treated 46,394 patients for influenza during 1918, with a loss of only 54 patients. (25 deaths per 10,000) Reports from New York City alone showed that 950 people died from the flu out of every 10,000 cases treated.
Chiropractic saves lives! Chiropractic increases immunity! Chiropractic helps a person adapt and function!
I could explain to you the results of the PhD Ron Pero study showing that people under Chiropractic care had 200% increased immunity compared to those not under care. Or I could show you the New England Journal of Medicine study from Aug. 23, 1991 showing that an increase in catecholamines suppress the immune system and had determined whether a person was more susceptible to colds and infections. And then I would combine that with the 2011 study showing how much a single spinal adjustment significantly reduces those catecholamines and increases secretory IgA by 139%, making a patient less susceptible because of the boosted immunity. Or I could talk about the awesome 2004 study that showed 98% of asthma, allergy, and dermatitis (all immune system related) sufferers had vertebral misalignments as a common finding. And when they were adjusted had massive improvements compared to the control group who did not get adjusted. And so on and so on and so on….
But…. I won’t bore you with loads of studies and statistics! The evidence is clear, and we can now surely stand up and speak boldly and proud in the Power of Chiropractic and its effect on immunity!