Chiropractic adjustments influence Organ Health.
At least that’s the significance of the 2011 study published in the Journal of Alternative Therapeutic Health Medicine called “Cerebral metabolic changes in men after chiropractic spinal manipulation.”
If only one study validated the influence of Chiropractic adjustments on the nervous system and visceral health, the aforementioned 2011 study would serve that very purpose.
Authored by a single Chiropractor working with a team of Medical Doctors in Japan, the conclusions found in this research was nothing short but incredible. The doctors used a $3 million P.E.T. scan to measure outcomes following Chiropractic adjustments. A P.E.T. scan is a powerful neuro-imaging technique used to investigate neuronal activity in the human brain. Use of this advanced technology immediately set the results of the study apart from most other Chiropractic research.
Chiropractic Adjustments Change the Brain
Brain and nervous system changes were measured in subjects after receiving a cervical adjustment. The findings concluded an increase in glucose metabolism in all areas of the brain except the cerebellar vermis, significantly lowered results in the stress response scale and visual analog scale, reduced muscle tone, and a significant decrease in salivary amylase (stress hormone). All of these measurements are major indicators in a reduction of stress hormones by slowing down the stimulation of the central nervous system.
When stress hormones are increased for a sustained period of time in the blood and body, major health problems occur. All Chronic disease can be traced back to elevated stress hormones and chemicals in the body. The results of this 2011 study indicate that abnormal spinal mechanics plays a direct role in increasing stress hormones, leaving the body susceptible to unwanted chronic diseases such as:
- Bipolar disorder
- Excessive body weight
- Type 1 autoimmune diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Immune system function
Chiropractic does not seek to treat or cure these conditions; however, when a vertebral subluxation interferes with the nervous system, the body changes physiologically towards a chronic disease state. Reducing central nervous system interference with a Chiropractic adjustment reduces stress hormones and improves organ health. Chiropractic serves a vital role in healthcare and this 2011 study corroborates that fact better than any single study previously published.