FRANKFORT, Ill., Nov. 01, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Chiropractic Wellness Center helps patients build up natural defenses before cold and flu season hits. The efficacy of the flu vaccine is variable depending on how well matched it is to the circulating viral strain that season. When the vaccine is not well matched, the efficacy of the vaccine is nearly zero, while when it is well matched it is only about 23 percent. Other seasonal vaccinations such as that against pneumonia show higher rates of success at approximately 46 percent. The flu vaccine also contains a small amount of thimerosal, which is a mercury-based preservative that most people wish to avoid.
"Instead of relying solely on the flu vaccine," says Dr. Scott Stratton of Advanced Chiropractic Wellness Center, "we advise our patients to build up their natural defenses before the cold and flu season hits. When working properly and well-armed with nutrients, the human body's immune system is an amazing defender against disease and sickness."
Natural supplements can help patients looking to build immunity naturally. Studies have shown that the antibiotic properties of garlic are effective against the common cold and viruses, in addition to improving cardiovascular health and reducing cancer risk. Regular vitamin C consumption can reduce susceptibility to colds. Regular consumption of black tea over a few weeks raises interferon levels in the blood stream by up to four times the normal levels. Interferon is an important immune defense hormone. Additionally, black tea contains L-theanine which increases the body's natural immune response by fighting infection, viruses, fungi, and bacteria. Some studies have shown that zinc lozenges and help ward off colds and flu, especially in children, but more research is needed to measure their effectiveness.
According to Dr. Stratton, "Sorting out which supplements are best and in what dosages can be difficult for a patient to determine on his or her own. We can help patients pair the most effective supplements available with chiropractic techniques that will boost their natural immunities. Make no mistake, contracting the flu is serious. In the best case scenario, you will feel really lousy and lose up to a week of work. Better to prepare now to ward off the virus in the future."
In addition to natural immune boosting supplements, chiropractic treatments and acupuncture have been shown to reduce the incidence of cold and flu. Regular adjustments reduce stress on the central nervous system which can then better regulate the body's other systems, such as the immune system. Chiropractic adjustments also increase levels of immunoglobulin A and decreases levels of glucocorticoid cortisol. Acupuncture balances the body's energy and allows its healing power to flow naturally.
Advanced Chiropractic and Wellness Center is located at 20550 S La Grange Road, #230, Frankfort, Illinois, 60423. To make an appointment contact the office at 815-464-6772.
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