Published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, Dr. Sean Hannon’s article reviewed numerous studies published in the research literature showing that chiropractic care has a direct effect on the function of our bodies. Think about this for a minute. Could this improve your overall quality of life? Perhaps you would tire less easily, sleep more soundly, move easier, walk faster, overcome illnesses quicker, become stronger, etc.

MOVE EASIER: Numerous papers showed chiropractic care improved range of motion, muscle tone, and muscle strength.

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Other studies have shown that chiropractic care has an effect on how effectively our immune system’s cells destroy invaders, that it can affect some of the stress hormones and even increase beta-endorphin levels. You should be getting the picture, by reducing interference to the way your nervous system works, chiropractic care can actually help the body work more efficiently. It improves physiological function overall.

HEART AND LUNGS: Research has now shown that chiropractic care reduces pulse pressure and reduces heart rate. This effect can potentially reduce heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases by increasing cardiac reserve and nutrient supply to cardiac muscles. Other effects on cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) function have been studied revealing that chiropractic can improve aerobic capacity, lung volume and pulmonary function.

PERFOMANCE: Research using athletes has shown changes in agility, balance, kinaesthetic perception, power, and speed reaction as well as improvement in muscle strength, long jump distance, and capillary counts. This will obviously translate into overall improved performance in other areas of life, just not athletics.

What all these studies show is that chiropractic care can help you to live a better life, a more holistic, well balanced and better functioning life. That’s what wellness is really all about. So the next time you hear of someone receiving care by a chiropractor your mind will have been expanded to realize that their benefits go far beyond getting them out of pain.