Chiropractic and the 1918 Spanish Flu

Chiropractic De Pere WI Sick Child

In a time like this chiropractic in De Pere is really beneficial. Read on below to see how chiropractic helped those who were sick with the Spanish Flu.

  • Everyone is concerned about the coronavirus.
  • Everyone wants to stay healthy.
  • One study, from the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois, found that disease-fighting white blood cell counts were higher just 15 minutes after chiropractic manipulation was applied to the back.
  • Chiropractic care helps your immune system function better
  • Data collected from the 1918 Spanish Flu shows the following:
    • “In Davenport, Iowa, 50 medical doctors treated 4,953 cases, with 274 deaths. In the same city, 150 chiropractors including students and faculty of the Palmer School of Chiropractic, treated 1,635 cases with only one death.”
    • “In the state of Iowa, medical doctors treated 93,590 patients, with 6,116 deaths - a loss of one patient out of every 15. In the same state, excluding Davenport, 4,735 patients were treated by chiropractors with a loss of only 6 cases - a loss of one patient out of every 789.”
    • “National figures show that 1,142 chiropractors treated 46,394 patients for influenza during 1918, with a loss of 54 patients - one out of every 886.”
    • “Reports show that in New York City, during the influenza epidemic of 1918, out of every 10,000 cases medically treated, 950 died; and in every 10,000 pneumonia cases medically treated 6,400 died. These figures are exact, for in that city these are reportable diseases.”
    • “In the same epidemic, under drugless methods, only 25 patients died of influenza out of every 10,000 cases; and only 100 patients died of pneumonia out of every 10,000 cases. This comparison is made more striking by the following table:”
Chiropractic De Pere WI Spanish Flu Information

Taken from the The Official History Of Chiropractic in Texas,
By Walter R Rhodes, DC. Published by the Texas Chiropractic Association 1978 CHAPTER VI: THE THREE GREAT SURVIVAL FACTORS
[Excerpts by Dan Murphy, DC]

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