The following information was sourced from Mercola
Chiropractic care is poised to make a big splash in the medical realm. Wellness care by doctors of chiropractic may reduce health care costs, improve health behaviors and enhance patient perceived quality of life.
However, what many researchers have focused on is the fact that chiropractic adjustments affect the chemistry of biological processes on a cellular level.
A Landmark Study
Researchers found that chiropractic care could affect the basic physiological processes that influence oxidative stress and DNA repair.
Comparing serum thiol (primary antioxidant; measure of human health status) levels in nearly 50 patients receiving short- or long-term chiropractic care with 30 patients who were treated with non-chiropractic methods, researchers found:
- Independent of age, sex or taking nutritional supplements, long-term chiropractic care of two or more years re-established a normal physiological state in patients.
- Patients receiving chiropractic care showed higher mean serum thiol levels, compared to patients with active disease, and produced some values that were higher than normal wellness values.
Moreover, chiropractors apply spinal adjustments to correct disturbances of nerve function; thus, chiropractic care appears to improve a patient’s ability to adapt to stress.
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