A growing body of evidence supports our understanding of the role of the nervous system in immune system function. Basic science studies and clinical reports in the scientific literature provide supportive evidence of the beneficial effects of chiropractic care in improving function, including immune system function and quality of life. These guidelines support chiropractic practice in an evidence-informed, patient centered model. Evidence-informed practice involves the integration of the knowledge and experience of the chiropractor, the best available research evidence, and the needs and preferences of individual patients. Furthermore, chiropractors must be free to discuss, publish, and otherwise disseminate the best available evidence, and in practice, apply it to the needs of individual patients. a
Author affiliations: MM: Vice President, Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation; CK: President, Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation, Director of Center for Scholarly Activity, Sherman College of Chiropractic; AS, CK, AH, SMC-P, CL, BM: Research Fellow, Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation; JC: Private Practice, Palm Beach, Florida, United States; IS: Private Practice, Lake Worth, Florida, United States; VG: Guidelines Committee, Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation
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