| Yes. Chiropractic care can help your body rid itself of toxins and harmful chemicals that build up in your body. Chiropractic care is actually one of the most important treatment solutions to help your body to flush toxins out. Here’s how it works. How detoxification and chiropractic work Many patients experience just after a chiropractic adjustment, they may feel slightly lightheaded or that they may have some kind of a sick feeling. This feeling may actually be the result of detoxification. During the chiropractic adjustment, the vertebrae of the spine are put back into proper alignment and balance and the central nervous system can work more efficiently by sending clearer signals to the organs of the body. These signals can include boosting your immune system fighting off disease and telling your body to flush itself of toxins. When your spine is out of alignment, the communication that occurs through the nerves from the brain to the organs of the body is slowed or impeded. When spine is realigned through chiropractic and these toxins are released, you may experience a sick feeling, but really, your body is resetting and doing its job of fighting off unnatural substances. What are toxins and why are they bad? Toxins are all around us and we don’t often realize it. Toxins can be represented by anything that may be unnatural to the human body. These examples may include tobacco smoke, asbestos, mold, chemicals from pesticides in food, and tiny metals that may be in drinks or food. Toxification can also occur when our body experiences too much of a specific substance such as sugar or caffeine. Research shows that sugar and fructose can cause obesity and chronic inflammation. Thus, diet is one of the greatest causes of toxification. As the body experiences more and more unnatural toxins, it is forced to deal with these things in natural ways of flushing the body. This can be from a runny nose to diarrhea. Detoxification starts in your liver and eventually moves to your kidneys and lungs. The body is designed to rid itself of the bad things that don’t belong. If the body experiences more toxins than it can handle, the kidney can become sluggish and eventually these toxins can spread to other organs of the body such as our stomach (slowing down metabolism) or our brain (causing slow thought process). This is why we need to detox regularly…. To ease the stress that these toxins put on our body and our organs. Signs that you may need to detox If you are gaining weight, having problems sleeping, always feeling tired, dealing with constipation, experiencing depression or emotional mood swings, or your train of thoughts are hard to control, you probably need to detox your body. You should seek professional medical help immediately if you are experiencing these symptoms. Detoxification through Diet, Exercise and Chiropractic In addition to diet, exercise and chiropractic care can help you detoxify. Changing your diet, going on a fast or cleanse, and drinking lots of water will help your body rid itself internally from toxins. Exercising and staying active can also help your body stay healthy. Sweat is a natural detoxification method and blood flow through movement can help your body and organs stay healthy. Chiropractic care helps your body to increase blood flow, open up your nervous system, and encourage your body to send signals faster to your organs. Doing both of these things will help you recover and reset your body to become healthier and more energized. Click below to schedule a chiropractic appointment with us so you can start your detoxification process! You do not have permission to view this form.