Spring is in the air…and so is pollen and many other allergies. For people with allergies, spring has another name: they hay fever season. These are not just mere nuisances. While some people experience only sneezing and eye watering, others can go into anaphylactic shock. Thus, allergies must never be ignored. In our clinic we use chiropractic care to help people with allergies discover the joy in the spring season, without negative symptoms.
What Creates Allergic Reactions?
Allergies are simply an overzealous response of your immune system to various stimuli. While for many people, pollen is nothing but tiny spores from plants floating innocently through the air, for people with allergies it is the enemy.
As soon as it gets inside the airways, the immune system detects them and perceives as a threat to your organism. The sneezing, itching and eye watering is the way in which the immune system tries to expel the foreign invader from your body.
How can chiropractic care help with allergies? Before we talk in detail about this topic, let us clear up one thing first.
Chiropractic Care Does Not Cure Allergies
What you must know, is that a chiropractor cannot put an end to your allergies. By helping improve the way your immune system works, chiropractic care can help you go through the spring season without suffering repeated bouts of allergic attacks.
After all, the traditional drugs you use (including the inhaler in the most serious cases) cannot cure you of your allergies, either. So far, none of the branches of medicine have found a way to control the immune system and nervous system in order to heal certain conditions, such as allergies and autoimmune disorders.
How Chiropractic Care Helps with Allergies
Let us focus on the solution for your health problems: going to the chiropractor to keep allergies under control. Chiropractic care means improving the way your nervous system works, by restoring joints and the vertebrae in your spine to their normal position.
Now, many patients who come to our clinic ask: what’s the connection between my allergies and my nervous system? The answer is: it has everything to do with it. Let us elaborate a little. The nervous system is the communication system used by the brain to control all your body. And this includes your immune system.
Chiropractic Techniques Improve the Way Your Immune System Works
When your immune system reacts in a disproportionate manner to various stimuli, a part of the problem may be the fact that it does not receive the right signals from the brain. You may have a misaligned vertebra, poorly healed whiplash injury or a bulging disc from lifting weights.
These small, imperceptible misalignments block the communication pathway between the brain and the rest of the body. When the chiropractor solves these issues through a series of adjustments, your immune system will work better. Thus, you will notice that your bouts of allergic attack are milder and significantly less frequent.
Other Ways in Which Chiropractic Care Helps with Allergies
A chiropractor uses a large variety of techniques to treat patients. In our clinic, we rely on our experience and training to create unique, tailored therapeutic plans for each patient. They may include massage, dry needling or using various chiropractic equipment and devices.
One of the beneficial effects of these therapies is an increase in the cortisol levels in the body. This also helps improve the quality of life for patients with allergies. Several research studies and clinical trials have shown that cortisol acts as a regulator of allergic inflammatory responses.