The flu has proven to be dangerous only when little is known about flu prevention. History has shown repeatedly that flu prevention drastically reduces the number of flu cases and the number of flu related deaths. One particular method truly stands out as the single most powerful weapon against the flu. Not only does this method prevent flu deaths – it stops the flu virus altogether!
Caring for Spanish flu victims
An Ounce of Flu Prevention…
Unfortunately, the media strongly parrots government agencies, incorrectly stating that the flu shot is your most important measure for flu prevention. However, the flu shot has proven to be ineffective, dangerous and even deadly. There are far better ways to prevent the flu that actually work!
There is much hype surrounding the flu and the flu shot. We have also seen that deaths due to the flu are drastically overstated. Worse yet, these numbers have been used as scare tactics to sell the flu shot. The title of this article from CNBC indicates the motives of these strategies: Atchoo! Who’s making money out of flu season.
Supporting your immune system with a healthy lifestyle has been proven to prevent the flu from ever occurring. Over the last one hundred years of the flu, the most effective flu prevention method by far has been Chiropractic Care. You may think of Chiropractic as treatment for headaches, neck pain, and back pain but you are about to learn the true power of Chiropractic Care!
Chiropractic is the Most Powerful Weapon for Flu Prevention
Chiropractic and the 1918 Flu Pandemic
The 1918 flu pandemic was the worst in recorded history! It was an influenza like none ever seen before or since. You have often heard that flu pandemics have killed over 100 million people worldwide. In fact, this is true. However, the vast majority – nearly all – of those deaths occurred during the 1918 flu pandemic. This was a time when very little was know about flu prevention.
The 1918 Flu pandemic killed over 100,000,000 people globally.(1) Comparatively, the 2009 H1N1 flu ‘pandemic’ killed an estimated 360,000 people globally.(2) Most of those deaths were in Southeast Asia and Africa where knowledge of and access to flu prevention care is limited. Only about 12,000 (estimated) deaths occurred in the U.S., according to the CDC.(3)
During the 1918 flu pandemic,
Chiropractors got fantastic results from influenza patients while those under medical care died like flies all around.” In fact, “The medical profession was practically helpless with the flu victims…”(4)
Here are the facts(4):
In Davenport, Iowa, 50 medical doctors treated 4,953 cases with 274 deaths. A death rate of 5.5%. In the same city, 150 chiropractors treated 1,635 cases with only one death. A death rate of only 0.06%!
In the state of Iowa, medical doctors treated 93,590 patients with 6,116 deaths – a loss of one patient out of every 15 or, 6.6% death rate. 4,735 patients were treated by chiropractors with a loss of only 6 cases – a loss of one patient out of every 789 or, a death rate of only 0.12%!
National figures show that 1,142 chiropractors treated 46,394 patients for influenza during 1918, with a loss of 54 patients – one out of every 886. A death rate of only 0.11%!
In New York City, out of every 10,000 influenza cases medically treated, 950 died (9.5% death rate); and in every 10,000 pneumonia cases medically treated 6,400 died.
In New York City, under drugless methods, only 25 patients died of influenza out of every 10,000 cases (0.25% death rate); and only 100 patients died of pneumonia out of every 10,000 cases.
- In the same epidemic reports show that chiropractors in Oklahoma treated 3,490 cases of influenza with only 7 deaths – a death rate of only 0.20%. But the best part of this is, in Oklahoma there is a clear record showing that chiropractors were called in 233 cases where medical doctors had cared for the patients, and finally gave them up as lost. The chiropractors saved all these lost cases but 25!
These are astounding figures! They clearly document the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment in the case of infectious diseases like the flu. The 1918 flu pandemic established chiropractic as the most effective flu prevention strategy. Of course, you won’t hear about this in the mainstream media because these results do not support Big Pharma in selling more flu shots – a multi-billion dollar industry!(8)
Regardless of any pain, chiropractic care is vitally important to maintain the health of your immune system. It should be included as a regular part of your normal health maintenance for you and your children.
Chiropractic and Your Immune System
You know that you need a healthy immune system to prevent the flu. Your nerve system controls and coordinates all functions of your immune system. Chiropractic care removes interference from your nerve system and keeps your immune system in tip top shape!
There is much scientific and clinical research documenting the effects of chiropractic and your immune system. Here are a few more amazing studies.
Chiropractic Dramatically Improves Immune Function
One of the most important studies was performed by Ronald Pero, Ph.D., chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute and professor of medicine at New York University.
Dr. Pero measured the immune systems of people under chiropractic care as compared to those in the general population and those with cancer and other serious diseases. The chiropractic patients (who used chiropractic care for five years or more) were found to have a 200% greater immune competence than those people who had not received chiropractic care. Compared to patients with cancer and other serious diseases, the chiropractic patients had a 400% greater immune competence.
The immune system superiority of those under chiropractic care did not appear to diminish with age. Dr. Pero stated:
When applied in a clinical framework, 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.”(5)
Chiropractic Care Improves Immune Function in HIV Positive Patients
Life Chiropractic University Sid Williams Research Center, produced an incredible study in 1994.(6) The researchers took a group of HIV positive patients and adjusted them over a six-month period. What they found was that the “patients that were adjusted had a forty-eight percent (48%) increase in the number CD4 cells (an important immune system component).” These measurements were taken at the patients’ independent medical center, where they were under medical supervision for the condition. The control group (the patients that were not adjusted) did not demonstrate this dramatic increase in immune function, but actually experienced a 7.96% decrease in CD4 cell counts over the same period.
Chiropractic Care Improves White Blood Cell Function
In 1991, Patricia Brennan, Ph.D., leading a team of researchers, conducted a study that found improved immune response in their test subjects following chiropractic treatment.(7) The study specifically demonstrated the “phagocytic respiratory burst of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) and monocytes were enhanced in adults that had been adjusted by chiropractors.” Phagocytes are white blood cells that engulf and destroy bacteria and bad cells in the body.
Optimize Flu Prevention with Chiropractic Today
These are just a few of the studies documenting the ability of chiropractic care to optimize your immune system. Clearly, chiropractic care is your most powerful weapon for flu prevention! If you have not visited a chiropractor before, make sure that you start now to help prevent the flu from ever developing. If you do see a chiropractor, make sure that you maintain your care during flu season to give you the best edge in flu prevention.
Sources for this Story:
(5) Pero R. “Medical Researcher Excited By CBSRF Project Results.” The Chiropractic Journal, August 1989; 32.
(6) Selano JL, Hightower BC, Pfleger B, Feeley-Collins K, Grostic JD. “The Effects of Specific Upper Cervical Adjustments on the CD4 Counts of HIV Positive Patients.” The Chiro Research Journal; 3(1); 1994.
(7) Brennan P, Graham M, Triano J, Hondras M. “Enhanced phagocytic cell respiratory bursts induced by spinal manipulation: Potential Role of Substance P.” J Manip Physiolog Ther 1991; (14)7:399-400.
(8) Atchoo! Who’s making money out of flu season http://www.cnbc.com/id/101123545