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Should I Get the Flu Shot?

Millions get a flu shot each year as a preventative measure. Millions also rely on Chiropractic Care for a healthy lifestyle. Here are some things to consider when it comes to trying to avoid the flu.

November 10, 2017 flu | prevention

Image of person in bed with fluDid you know Chiropractic Has Proven Results in Helping Prevent and Reduce Flu Symptoms?

It’s that time of year again.

Flu Season!

Which means the Flu Shot is Rampant!

I have patients asking me about the flu shot daily. Should they take the shot? Should they give it to their children and elderly parents? And some patients are even being “forced” into receiving the shot to continue performing at their current employment.

So, What’s the Right Answer?

It’s a Personal Decision, and One that you should be able to Choose for yourself and your family. It’s a decision that you should not take lightly, and you should apply some thought, prayer and research into the pros, and cons.

So, I wanted to take a little time today to provide you with more research and a unique perspective to the Flu Virus and its treatment.

You may be asking yourself what does Chiropractic and the Flu have to do with one another? Many people believe that chiropractic care can only help with headaches, neck pain or back pain.

Chiropractors are specialized in caring for the spine and nervous system, and we can most certainly eliminate your back or neck pain, and headaches. But we can also affect your Immune System in Huge Ways!

I believe that every man, woman and child deserve to have a chiropractor as part of their healthcare team. Chiropractors approach your health in ways that western medicine does not, therefore we provide care and results unlike any you will receive from them.

In 1918 there was a Flu Pandemic that killed 20 million people worldwide! Over 500,000 people died in the United States alone, over a six-month period.

The Chiropractic profession was about 23 years old at the time this pandemic occurred. There is documentation that shows that people who were under chiropractic care had 1/40 th the death rate of those who were not. It became well known that Chiropractic helped prevent both the Flu and or death from the flu. “Chiropractors got fantastic results from influenza patients while those under medical care died like flies all around.” This marked a huge growth in Chiropractic Awareness and Literally put the new healing profession on the map for treatment of immune system issues.

“Statistics reflect a most amazing, almost miraculous state of affairs. The medical profession was practically helpless with the flu victims, but chiropractors seemed able to do no wrong.”

“In Davenport, Iowa, 50 medical doctors treated 4,953 cases, with 274 deaths. In the same city, 150 chiropractors including students and faculty of the Palmer School of Chiropractic, treated 1,635 cases with only one death.”

“In the state of Iowa, medical doctors treated 93,590 patients, with 6,116 deaths – a loss of one patient out of every 15. In the same state, excluding Davenport, 4,735 patients were treated by chiropractors with a loss of only 6 cases – a loss of one patient out of every 789.”

“National figures show that 1,142 chiropractors treated 46,394 patients for influenza during 1918, with a loss of 54 patients – one out of every 886.”

“Reports show that in New York City, during the influenza epidemic of 1918, out of every 10,000 cases medically treated, 950 died; and in every 10,000 pneumonia cases medically treated 6,400 died. These figures are exact, for in that city these are reportable diseases.” “In the same epidemic, under drugless methods, only 25 patients died of influenza out of every 10,000 cases; and only 100 patients died of pneumonia out of every 10,000 cases.”

Medicine has come a long way since 1918. The Western Medical Profession has many new diagnostic tools, testing, and medication to aid in the treatment on the flu. And when you have the flu, let’s be honest, you feel terrible and “just want to feel better” right. I get that.

But if you could prevent the flu from occurring by boosting your immune system through preventative chiropractic care and adjustments, wouldn’t that be better than waiting to “catch” the flu and feeling terrible, or taking a medication to treat the symptoms and then again waiting to feel better. Or worst getting the preventative shot and getting the flu anyway!

If you’re willing to receive a Flu shot in a prevention mindset, why would you not try boosting your immune system through Chiropractic care with the same prevention mindset. The flu shot vaccination has a less than 50% success rate.

How about upping your odds of prevention, and try Chiropractic out! Not only will it boost your immune system, but you will find you feel better too! We can’t wait to help you through this Flu Season and onto a better quality of Life!

Source: https://www.danmurphydc.com/Rhodes_Flu.pdf


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