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A recent study in January 2017 evaluated the effects of a chiropractic adjustment on the Nervous System using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan technology on 21 subjects. What they found was shocking!
- The PET scan found that brain function increased and stress levels decrease in each subject studied.
- Movement, posture, emotions, learning, and memory centers of the brain were all activated following the Chiropractic adjustment.
- Fight or flight activity of the Autonomic Nervous System was reduced which led to relaxation in the brain and reduced tension in muscles.
- Stress induced chemicals were decreased following the Chiropractic adjustment.
The researchers concluded that Chiropractic adjustments reduce stress by changing the brain. Regular chiropractic care can amplify the body’s natural defense against chronic stress and disease. This research shows that chiropractic can affect hormones, emotions, cognition, and memory.
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Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine – January 2017 “Glucose Metabolic Changes in the Brain and Muscles of Patients with Nonspecific Neck Pain Treated by Spinal Manipulation Therapy: A [18F]FDG PET Study.” A. Inami, T. Ogura, S. Watanuki, M.M. Masud, K. Shibuya, M. Miyake, R. Matsuda, K. Hiraoka, M. Itoh, A.W. Fuhr, K. Yanai, M. Tashiro
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