It is recommend that anyone being vaccinated schedule to have a chiropractic adjustment the day before and after their vaccination, as well as 1 week from their vaccination.

Why, and how does Chiropractic relate to a vaccine, let alone your nervous system and immune system?  Vaccines are a chemical stress on the body, so as you inject the vaccine and ask the body to do some big immunity work, you want the most efficient and healthy immune system to be ready to perform this task.  Your adjustments make your immune system efficient and strong.  Specifically, your adjustment increase the T-cells in your immune system.  These are the white blood cells that not only activate to create a immune response, but that the vaccines directly target to build an immune barrier to the disease that you are vaccinating for.  In addition, your adjustment decreases inflammation in the whole body, which may help minimize any swelling around the brain stem or nerves due to the chemical stresses of the vaccine. The adjustment also decreases the stress hormone cortisol.  This stress hormone directly weakens your immune system.

Other tips for preparing for a vaccination:

  • If your child is still of age, breast feed
  • Minimize exposure to sugar the week of and the week after vaccines, as sugar weakens your immune system
  • Eat lots of leafy green vegetables, as well as herbs like cilantro and parsley as they have chelating properties
  • Eat chicken soup, garlic and onions to boost immunity through diet

Regardless of the vaccine schedule you are on, if childhood vaccines and flu vaccines are a part of your regime, then getting adjusted at this key time should be a part of the program as well.  Call Dr. Kimberly Maxwell at 406-585-7000, to schedule ahead so that your child’s neurologic and immune system needs can be tended to in a timely manner as they relate to the vaccination process.  Abundant Health Family Chiropractic in Bozeman is THE go-to resource for the health and wellbeing of your entire family, starting with prenatal care.