HIV/AIDS Patients & Chiropractic Care

by Administrator 6. March 2010 13:08

One of the latest developments in the field of medicine made by science is the acknowledgment of the relationship existing between the nervous and the immune systems. AIDS i.e. acquired immune deficiency syndrome, as the name suggests, is a disease accompanied by drastic losses in the immunity of the patient’s body. Whereas chiropractic care refers to the generic treatments and care procedures related to the neuromuscular system and the spine. It is now a scientifically established fact that nervous system depends upon the immune system and similarly, the immune system also greatly depends on the nervous system and its functioning. This fact closely relates the betterment of the health of AIDS patients with chiropractic care.

Chiropractic treatment mainly includes a kind of manual therapy, consisting of manipulation and relaxation of the spine and other muscles and joints. It also includes mild exercising and healthy lifestyle as a form of after treatment care. These healthy living practices which make a part of the chiropractic care are now becoming an integral part of the treatment of AIDS. Chiropractic benefits the sufferers of AIDS in the following three ways:

  • Boosts immunity: The main cause and symptom of the disease of AIDS is the drastic decline in the bodily immunity of the individual. Such people become much more prone to and at higher risks of death even from minor problems like influenza as compared to any other normal individual. Even a minor disruption in the body health can prove fatal for a patient of AIDS. The chiropractic care practices and the healthy lifestyle preached by the chiropractor leads to a boost in the immunity of the patient and make them less vulnerable to infections and minor diseases. It helps in making the immune system stronger and healthier and makes the patient feel better and stronger.
  • Secondary symptoms: The deadly disease of AIDS, beside the loss of immunity is also accompanied by many minor secondary health problems or symptoms, for example, numbness, tingling or burning sensation in one or more body parts and most of all, tiredness and lethargy. The manual treatments under chiropractic care relieve the patient of the above mentioned symptoms. It helps in easing the numbness of limbs and the tingling or the burning sensation in palms and feet through various chiropractic practices. Also, chiropractic care and improved lifestyle rejuvenates the AIDS patient, thus ridding him of the general sense of tiredness or lethargy.
  • Stress reduction: Beside and above the medical symptoms and the problems which come with this disease, the stress is what takes a heavy toll on the peace of mind of the patient. The regular stress of pain and knowledge of the fact that the disease is incurable causes intensive pressure and stress on the mind of the patient. Beyond boosting immunity and treating the patient of the secondary symptoms, the practices included under chiropractic care lead to a remarkable reduction in the stress levels of the patient and relax him extensively, thus leading to a comparatively cheerful and comfortable disease lifespan.

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