Allergies and Chiropractic
Millions of people suffering from allergies have benefited from chiropractic care, even though chiropractic care is not a specific allergy treatment. Why does it work? Because chiropractic is a method of natural health care that helps your body to function at its optimal level. That is important if you suffer from allergies.
What are allergies? It is anything that your body does not recognize as supposed to be in your body. This includes pollen, drugs, bacteria etc. that your body’s immune system seeks out to destroy.
Your immune system is influenced by your nerves and hormones, by your diet and by your emotional stress. If your system is unhealthy, your system may fail to recognize and remove abnormal cells; may not overcome infection; may overreact to foreign substances or attack itself.
The most common immune disorder is the allergic reaction which occurs when the immune system overreacts to an allergen and produces too many neutralizing chemicals to counteract it. Your immune system is in charge of keeping your system 100% organic, removing any thing that it determines to be foreign.
Traditional medicine does not offer a cure for allergies, only treatment. This approach ignores the cause and treats the symptoms with pharmaceuticals that can be very dangerous.
Some symptoms include runny eyes and nose, irritated and red eyes, sinus problems and other symptoms that are caused by histamine. To combat the histamines, antihistamines are prescribed to dry out the mucus membranes. Antihistamines can and do cause very serious health problems including heart problems. They should not be used with alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers or other medications. Some studies have shown that these medications can cause cancer.
Research has shown that breastfed babies have fewer allergies than formula-fed babies. Non-breastfed babies also have a higher incidence of more severe infections.
Chiropractic and Allergies
Chiropractic care releases the pressure on the nervous system allowing the immune system to work more effectively. Recent studies of psychoneuroimmunology have shown that the functioning of the nervous system is relevant to the function of the immune system. Chiropractic care is a hands on approach to body alignment. The chiropractic system of health removes subluxations, a term that refers to vertebra that are out of alignment, causing stress on the nervous system. Chiropractic care realigns the spine and allows the body to heal itself. The body’s ability to heal itself, is restored through the central nervous system and the re-connections that it brings to the rest of the body. Regular chiropractic adjustments allow the body to function properly. They also help the body’s immune system to function properly. If you have allergic reactions to a substance, you may benefit from regular chiropractic care. A healthy body is capable of neutralizing toxic substances in your system. Chiropractic care is the most holistic approach to allergy treatment, allowing your body to do what it was built to do.
Everybody benefits from chiropractic care. It allows you to function properly and maintain your health. Proper spinal alignment is the super-highway of the nervous system, one traffic jam can cause problems on the other end of the nervous system. The central nervous system works hand in hand with your environment, the air you breath, the food you eat and the water you drink. Keeping your system healthy helps ensure a healthier life. See your chiropractor for regular chiropractic care.