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Chiropractic Care for Liver Health

Published Date: 
March 24, 2023
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Chiropractic care can be beneficial for improving liver health, as it helps to reduce tension and stress in the body. This relaxation of muscles and tissues can help the liver to function more efficiently, allowing it to filter toxins better and promote better overall health. 

Promoting Liver Health with Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is a natural health treatment focusing on the musculoskeletal system to promote healing and wellness. By restoring proper alignment and function of the spine, chiropractors can help reduce inflammation in the body, improve circulation, and stimulate the nervous system. This can positively impact liver health by improving its ability to metabolize toxins, regulate hormone levels and enzymes, and produce essential nutrients for optimal functioning.

And since stress is directly linked to liver disease, chiropractic care can be used to reduce stress and maintain overall health. By utilizing the natural healing properties of chiropractic care, patients can benefit from improved liver health.

How Digestion Improves with Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic treatment can improve digestion, as it helps remove nerve interference from the spine and restore natural communication between the brain and other body parts. This means that messages sent to and from the digestive organs are more effectively communicated, allowing for better functioning. 

Young woman in athletic clothing holding hands at top and bottom of abdomen with an illustrated circle in vegetables between.

Additionally, chiropractic treatments aim to improve posture and reduce stress, which can affect the digestive system. Proper posture helps to ensure that organs such as the stomach and intestines remain properly aligned for optimal functioning. Reducing stress has been associated with improved digestion. 

Finally, chiropractic treatments may improve the flow of nutrients from ingested food by optimizing joint movement in areas related to digestion, such as the mid-back and ribs. These improvements can result in improved digestion, which may lead to better overall health.

Get Relief from Symptoms of Liver Damage

Many natural treatments help reduce the symptoms of liver damage. 

Herbal remedies such as milk thistle, artichoke extract, and dandelion root have been used for centuries to help support healthy liver function. These herbs may contain antioxidant compounds that can protect the cells from further damage and restore some of their function. 

Milk thistle seeds and plants laid out on wooden table.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs may also be beneficial for restoring the balance of energy in the body, which can reduce inflammation and improve overall health. Other natural treatments such as yoga, meditation, massage therapy, and a healthy diet may help reduce stress levels, which can positively affect liver function.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Liver Health

Chiropractic care has been found to have numerous benefits for liver health. Chiropractic adjustments to the spine can help improve liver function and even reduce symptoms of liver disease. By helping remove vertebral subluxations, chiropractors can open pathways within the body that allow for improved communication between the nervous system and the body's organs. With improved communication, the liver receives better signals from the brain, enabling it to perform more efficiently. 

Chiropractic care can also improve digestion, which is essential for good health. By helping restore the digestive system's proper functioning, chiropractic adjustment ensures that the liver is processing toxins and removing them from the body.

    A chiropractor is performing a chiropractic adjustment on a male patient.

    In addition to improving liver function, chiropractic care can help reduce inflammation and overall energy levels. By increasing blood circulation, chiropractors assist in bringing necessary nutrients and oxygen to various parts of the body, enabling organs such as the liver to become more efficient and perform better. 

    Lifestyle Changes to Help Heal Your Liver 

    Making lifestyle changes can be a crucial step in helping your liver heal. Here are some of the most important things to focus on: 

    • Eat a healthy diet: Eating a balanced, nutritious diet can make all the difference for your liver health. Choose whole grains, lean proteins, lots of fruits and vegetables, and minimal amounts of processed foods, sugars, and saturated fats. 
    • Limit alcohol consumption: Excessive alcohol consumption can cause serious harm to your liver. If you choose to drink, do so in moderation and stay within the recommended limits of two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women. 
    • Stay active: Exercise can help support liver health by burning fat and reducing inflammation. Aim to get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each day. 
    • Avoid certain medications: Certain medications, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, can damage your liver, so check with your doctor before taking them. 
    • Maintain a healthy weight: Being overweight can stress your liver and increase the risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Aim to maintain a healthy body weight by following a balanced diet and exercising regularly.


    Overall, chiropractic care offers numerous benefits for liver health. By optimizing nerve function and improving communication between the brain and the body's organs, chiropractic adjustments can help improve digestion, reduce inflammation, and increase overall energy levels.

    Contact Accident Care Chiropractic or your local chiropractor if you're concerned about liver health.

    Dr. Eric Neumann D.C.

    Dr. Eric Neumann grew up in Alberta, Canada where he majored in Chemistry at the University of Calgary. During his time at University, he obtained licensure as a Massage Therapist. It was clear that hands-on healing would be his calling. After suffering multiple sport-related injuries he became interested in Chiropractic. Dr. Neumann graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 2009. He has since specialized in the treatment and management of acute spinal injuries.

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