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What The 1918 Flu Pandemic Can Teach Us? Shocking Discovery!



Hind site is 20/20. I believe we can all make that statement for different events in our lives. Our history (either personally or worldwide) has a way of teaching us. What to do and what not to do. Turn left instead of turn right.


What do we need to know about the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic?

What helped so many people avoid death or overcome sickness?

How can this discovery help us protect ourselves and our families?


The answers to these questions are more important than ever!

The coronavirus, flu, or other viral pandemics are often compared to the 1918 (Spanish) flu pandemic. This 1918 flu infected and killed far more people than any similar outbreak in history, killing many Americans and flooded the country with fear.


It has been estimated that 20 million people died throughout the world, including about 500,000 in the U.S. alone.


Here is where it gets interesting…


Statistics and records from 1918 document 925 deaths out of every 10,000 people treated medically for the flu… BUT, only 25 deaths out of every 10,000 people who chose a DIFFERENT approach.


You might be asking yourself, “what was the different approach?”


After all…


  • If something can reduce your risk of getting sick by 97%

  • If something can increase recovery from sickness by 97%

  • Wouldn’t you want to know what that special something is?


Fair warning, this “special something” is going to surprise you.

Are you ready for it?


Here it is…


Historical data suggests that people under Chiropractic care have a 97% better chance of surviving the tragic pandemic.


Said another way…


The health care community discovered that the death rate of chiropractic patients was radically lower than that of non-chiropractic patients!

Chiropractic helped to both prevent the flu and restore health to those already experiencing the illness.

1918 marked a pivotal era in Chiropractic awareness and literally put the new healing profession on the map as people DISCOVERED the correlation between spinal alignment, the function of the immune system, and fighting off illness and infection.


The science of today validates exactly why Chiropractors of the past and present see incredible results with immunity through spinal adjustments.


Smart people are figuring out that…

Chiropractic adjustments improve nerve function along with dramatically improving the overall health and function of all organs connected to the nervous system.

The positive impact of a healthy family radiates throughout the home. Immune system health improves substantially when regular chiropractic adjustments become part of every family health plan.

Don’t stop here!


There’s more to learn…


A More Detailed Explanation?


Please don't skip past the video.

This video clip is Dr. Dan Murphy (post-graduate professor, Life College West) explaining something truly AMAZING. Yes, it’s old. But the data doesn't change. But, the story and lesson he shares – will blow your mind!



The Connection We Cannot Ignore?


The nervous system and immune system are hardwired and work together to create optimal responses for the body to adapt and heal appropriately. Neural dysfunctions due to spinal stress cause abnormal changes that lead to a poorly coordinated immune response. Chiropractic adjustments improve the coordinated responses of the nervous system & immune system.


Subluxation is the term for spine dysfunctions that cause irritation of nerve pathways affecting organ systems of the body. According to researchers, such stressful conditions lead to altered measures of immune function & increased susceptibility to a variety of diseases.


Wellness based chiropractors analyze the spine for subluxations and give corrective adjustments to reduce the stress on the nervous system and immune system. A research group found that when a thoracic adjustment was applied to a subluxated area the white blood cell (neutrophil) count collected rose significantly.


Ronald Pero, Ph.D., chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute and professor in Environmental Health at New York University, measured 107 individuals who had received long-term Chiropractic care.

The chiropractic patients were shown to have a 200% greater immune competence than people who had not received chiropractic care, and a 400% greater immune competence than people with cancer or serious diseases.

This understanding led Pero to consider Chiropractic care as a means of reducing the risk of immune breakdown and disease.


Pero concluded, “Chiropractic may optimize whatever genetic abilities you have so that you can fully resist serious disease… I have never seen a group other than this show a 200% increase over normal patients.”


Are you and your family using chiropractic to your advantage like you should be?


More Stats and Stories


1918 Influenza Epidemic Records from Walter C. Rhodes, DC


“The Official History of Chiropractic in Texas,” by Walter C. Rhodes, DC, states chiropractic care came into its own during the 1918 influenza epidemic. The following statistics from his chiropractic records leave no doubt chiropractic care offers value for influenza and pandemic preparedness.


Pandemic Preparedness from Chiropractic Records of 1918 Influenza Epidemic: IOWA


During the 1918 influenza epidemic, Davenport, Iowa, medical doctors treated 4,953 influenza cases with 274 deaths. At the same time, 150 chiropractors, students and faculty of Palmer School of Chiropractic treated 1,635 cases during the influenza epidemic with only one death.


The state of Iowa reports medical doctors treated 93,590 influenza patients with 6,116 deaths or one out of 15. The rest of the state, except for Davenport, reported 4,735 patients treated by chiropractor care with a loss of 6 which is 1 out of 789 during the influenza epidemic.


Pandemic Preparedness from Chiropractic Records of 1918 Influenza Epidemic: NEW YORK CITY


Reports from New York City during the influenza epidemic of 1918, show 950 out of 10,000 patients medically treated died. Whereas 25 patients out of 10,000 died under drugless methods. It’s not clear if drugless is chiropractic care but it is assumed.


Pandemic Preparedness from Chiropractic Records of 1918 Influenza Epidemic: OKLAHOMA


Oklahoma chiropractors reported 3,490 cases of influenza with 7 deaths during the 1918 influenza epidemic. It’s interesting because medical doctors gave up on 233 influenza patients so chiropractors were called in and saved all except 25 with chiropractic care.


Chiropractic Influenza Epidemic Ward: WWII Base Hospital, #84 Unit in Perigau, FRANCE


Dr. S.T. McMurrain, D.C. impressed his commander, Lt. Col. McNaughton during the 1918 influenza epidemic in Southwestern France. He requested Dr. McMurrain’s commission in the Sanitary Corps. All influenza cases were sent to Dr. McMurrain for chiropractic care.


1918 Influenza Epidemic and Chiropractic Records for Pandemic Preparedness


Interviews with chiropractors during the 1918 influenza epidemic reveal their practice picked up. Chiropractic care also became an acceptable science with new patients and students after the influenza epidemic. For pandemic preparedness, a look at chiropractic care 1918 influenza epidemic records is enlightening.


Sources: http://www.planetc1.com/cgi-bin/n/v.cgi?c=1&id=1241106609

Chiropractic Care During 1918 Influenza Epidemic Reveals Startling Statistics copyright 2009.