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What does your spine have to do with breast health?

As you learn how to live a healthy, breast cancer-free lifestyle and begin to put many different natural healing modalities and substances into your healing toolbox, chiropractic care may not be the first thing you think of. As a veteran chiropractor for more than 35 years, I have seen the amazing healing that can occur when an individual begins to balance their nerve system. As part of your healing journey, I encourage you to also embrace adding chiropractic care to your overall healing routine and here is why …

Chiropractic care and the immune system

Did you know that 70 percent of advanced breast cancer patients (as well as lung, thyroid, kidney and prostate cancer patients) who experience cancer metastasisThe spread of cancer cells from the place where they first formed to another part of the body. In metastasis, cancer cells break away from the original (primary) tumor, travel through the blood or lymph system, and form a new tumor in other organs or tissues of the body. The new, metastatic tumor is the same type of cancer as the primary tumor. For example, if breast cancer spreads to the lung, the cancer cells in the lung are breast cancer cells, not lung cancer cells. will develop a secondary cancer tumor somewhere along their skeletal system? Chiropractic has been shown to directly improve healing in the majority of cancer patients without the harmful side effects that medication and conventional therapies bring with them.

First of all, quality chiropractic care focuses on correcting dysfunction in the nervous system, by bringing balance to the vertebrae, which protect the spinal column. Proper alignment of the spine prevents stress on the nervous system, helps to reduce stress responses and boosts the immune system overall. The removal of subluxations (spinal misalignments) can also unblock signaling pathways between the nervous system, your organs, and the immune system.

It has been found that people under regular chiropractic care have a 300 percent greater immune competence than those who are not.

Without the ability of the body’s systems to communicate with each other, proper healing cannot occur. Chiropractic care has also been shown by many studies to lead to improvements in GI function and provide relief for chronic constipation, GERD, IBS, colic, heartburn and more. Remember that 80 percent of your immune system cells reside in your small intestines.

Finally, consistent chiropractic care has been shown to significantly reduce hypertension and have shown to reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure in studies going back 30 years. In particular, Chiropractic care that focuses on the bones in the neck will relieve pressure in the head and brain stem and this will help relieve blood pressure. According to the European Cancer Organization (ECCO), consistently high blood pressure can significantly raise an individual’s risk of developing cancer.

Stress and chiropractic

The nerve system is divided into two main branches — the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic System. The Sympathetic System is like the accelerator in a car, it sets the fight or flight energy and revs up when you are under stress. According to a recent study, it can actually drive tumor growth when the “accelerator” stays in the stuck position.

The Parasympathetic System is what calms you down, digests your food, helps you to go to sleep and heals your body. But what happens if there is a structural misalignment that may be aggravating your nerve system? The brake and accelerator will not be balanced and your nerve system will not function optimally for healing.

To wrap up, the following are just some of the benefits that you can look forward to with chiropractic care:

  • Boosts the immune system;
  • Reduces stress (and the stress/cortisol response);
  • Increases mobility, flexibility, and strength;
  • Helps promote restful sleep;
  • Opens up energy flow, or Chi, in the body;
  • Reduces anxiety and depression;
  • Reduces allergic responses;
  • Helps the GI tract.

Whether you are on a breast cancer healing path, wish to prevent cancer or just enjoy better health overall, chiropractic care is an absolute must for any health plan.

Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, better known as Dr. V, is the founder of The 7 Essentials System, a step-by-step guide that teaches you exactly how to prevent and heal breast cancer naturally. To get your free 7-day mini e-course, and to receive her weekly action steps and inspiring articles on the power of natural medicine, visit

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