This study used a P.E.T. scan to record neuronal activity after a chiropractic adjustment. The scan concluded an increase in glucose metabolism, significantly lower results in the stress response scale, reduced muscle tone, and a significant decrease in salivary amylase.
Simply put, this scan proved that a chiropractic adjustment lowered stress hormones in the body by decreasing sympathetic (stress) tone in the central nervous system. Furthermore, almost every chronic disease suffered by people traces back to increased stress hormones as a contributing factor. Everyone suffers from stress as some point in his or her life and unfortunately it’s usually on a daily basis. Join our mission to change the way health care is perceived in our community and share this study with EVERYONE you know. You will literally save their lives!
Research Study on Spinal Health Influence on Stress and Organ Health
The following is from a 2011 research study published in the Journal of Alternative Therapeutic Health Medicine called “Cerebral metabolic changes in men after chiropractic spinal manipulation.”
The direct influence that a Chiropractic adjustment has on visceral physiology has been challenged for over 100 years. Medical Doctors, healthcare professionals, and even professors in Chiropractic colleges have questioned the principles and science behind a Chiropractic adjustment for well over a century. The dispute or lack of clarity leads the public to a state of confusion regarding the true purpose and benefits of Chiropractic care. If only one study validated the influence of a Chiropractic adjustment 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 astounds for many reasons. The doctors used a $3 million P.E.T. scan to measure outcomes following a Chiropractic adjustment. 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. 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. All of these measurements are major indicators in a reduction of stress hormones by inhibiting the tone of the central nervous system.
These scientific findings prevent any controversy regarding the fact that a Chiropractic adjustment reduces sympathetic nervous system tone. A vertebral subluxation (which was the indicator prompting a need for an adjustment) increases the sympathetic tone, thus increasing stress hormones. When stress hormones are increased for a sustained period of time in the blood and body, visceral health becomes stressed. Chronic disease-type physiology occurs when stress hormones are increased for a long period of time. Almost every unwanted chronic disease suffered by people today traces back to increased stress hormones as a contributing cause. 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 disease.
A study published in 2009 out of Johns Hopkins University actually linked the following conditions directly to an increase in the stress hormone Epinephrine; cancer, bipolar disorder, excessive body weight, hypertension, type 1 autoimmune diabetes, type 2 diabetes, glaucoma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and 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.
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