According to the Centers for Disease Control, up to 40 million people in the United States suffer the effects of allergies. Typical symptoms include sneezing, itchy skin, watery eyes, a stuffed or runny nose, coughing, and a sore throat. When the symptoms become unmanageable, most people head to the drugstore for an over-the-counter medication or request a prescription from the doctor. While these may make life more bearable in the short-term, they do nothing to treat the underlying cause of the allergies. That is where chiropractic care comes into play.
How People Develop Allergies
When the immune system is healthy, it recognizes and attacks pollen, dust, bacteria, and other common pollutants that try to enter the body. Unfortunately, many people have a weakened immune system due to a sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, unrelenting stress, physical pain, and illness. Chiropractic adjustments for allergies releases stress on the nervous system, which in turn allows the body's immune system to function more effectively.
Vertebral subluxations are a common chiropractic disorder that places unnecessary stress on the nervous system. By making this adjustment, the chiropractor sets off a chain reaction in the patient's body. Without the compression of the spinal column, the white blood cells are better able to fight off foreign invaders that are common allergy triggers. The allergy sufferer will notice a dramatic decrease or even elimination of symptoms after several sessions.
In addition to receiving regular chiropractic adjustments for allergies, it's essential to eat a nutritious diet, get regular exercise, and eliminate as many stressors as possible. A firm commitment to these goals can be the difference between a lifetime of dependency on allergy medication and enjoying life as a healthy, allergy-free person.
At Harrison Family Chiropractic, we look for ways to restore your ability to adapt to allergens by locating and reducing disturbances to your nervous system. Simple, really.
We’d love to discuss your specific allergy issue and how chiropractic may help.