Lying in the Grass

Allergies and
Our Chiropractic Holistic Approach

Allergies manifest in various ways, including sneezing, coughing, itching, and rash. with varying causes and here are chiropractic holistic treatments that help and how it works.

Allergy

If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from a variety of allergies, there are solutions to minimize your symptoms. A chiropractor can help identify underlying neck, back, and spine misalignments that could affect your immune system. In some individuals, certain foods and environmental factors may worsen their symptoms. We help determine these factors and suggest lifestyle changes and eating habits that not only help alleviate allergy symptoms but also improve overall comfort and health.

Allergies and allergic diseases are becoming more and more common problems for people. They can seem trivial at first but they present themselves in different ways and can seriously affect a person’s quality of life. Today, nasal allergies affect more than 50 million people in America alone, and that number is steadily increasing. Children are particularly susceptible to allergies, with about 40% showing allergy symptoms. Allergies are usually noticed only at a young age, but they make up a large part of the total number of allergies in the US today.

How Allergy Works

Allergy causes the immune system to overreact, and then the nervous system is brought into play. The strength of the immune system and the respiratory system depends on proper communication between the brain and spinal cord to control and coordinate their functions. If this communication is interrupted due to a malpositioning of a vertebrae, the immune function can be compromised. The immune system and nervous system are interdependent and interact directly with each other so that the effects of stress can cause a number of problems in the body. Therefore, it makes sense that effective treatment and correction of the nervous system will achieve positive results. In fact, studies have shown that treating issues in the nervous system achieved significant results in treating anxiety disorders such as depression.

 

Symptoms

Allergies manifest themselves in a variety of ways, including sneezing, coughing, itching, and rash. Basically, allergies are hypersensitive reactions to substances or stimuli that the body perceives as a threat and reacts with symptoms to combat the stimulus. The key role of allergen hypersensitivity is in the development of allergies such as spring allergies, sunburn, and other inflammatory diseases. The immune system is key to allergies because it produces antibodies called immunoglobulin e (IgE) when they encounter the substances we are allergic to. 

Allergies are not a form of stress, but they are associated with it. It is well documented that stress can cause allergies and other health problems. Although there is a strong link between stress and allergic reactions, it should be noted that attempts to reduce stress are beneficial in both the treatment of allergies and allergy symptoms. 

Causes

Despite this important research, the causes of allergies are still poorly understood, and stress can play an important role in the severity of the allergy. Several factors have been shown to be linked to allergies, including stress and anxiety. Studies have shown that stress has a significant influence on the immune system and the body’s response to allergens.

Stress often takes its physical toll, and therefore correction of the malposition and subluxation of the spine, especially in the neck area, is necessary. Adjustments and manipulations of the spine unlock the pathways caused by intervertebral discs, pinching nerves, and other diseases. These treatments strengthen the immune system and alleviate joint and soft tissue pain.

Constant stress weakens the adrenal glands, and the body has difficulty controlling allergic reactions. The reorientation of the spine reduces the stress hormone cortisol and leads to a reduction in blood pressure and heart rate as well as a decreased blood sugar level.

Chiropractic Treatment for Allergy Relief

Chiropractic is a holistic method of medicine that recognizes that the human body is healthy and takes into account all aspects of health, including physical, nutritional, and environmental aspects. Chiropractic treatment focuses on the nervous system and its connections to the body’s natural immune system, using gentle adjustments to increase and restore communication between the brain and nervous system.

The product of cleaning and restoring these pathways is the regulation and strengthening of the immune system, which lowers the antibodies that cause allergic reactions. One of the effects of chiropractic treatment that many patients notice is a reduction in allergy symptoms. Some cases have shown that it can have a positive effect on the immune system. Some also say that other treatments reduce symptoms, such as acupuncture and manual therapy.

Chiropractic Adjustments 

Adjusting the spine and reorienting the spine increases the overall function of your body. The spine houses the nervous system and connects the brain with all aspects of our body, so communication flows through it. It connects with the immune system, organs of the body and the brain, heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, and other organs. 

Chiropractic adjustments of joints and soft tissues and decompression of the spine, allowing a chiropractor to open the necessary communication channels between the brain and spine and help restore alignment. These adjustments not only promote a strong immune system but can also help regulate the amount of cortisol that allergic people produce during the peak season. Irritation of the upper neck joints can be exaggerated, but most allergies are triggered by high-stress hormones such as cortisol.

What many people do not know is that this interferes with the malposition of the spine, which in turn means that the allergic reaction can be strongly affected. Understandably, many allergic people also have a weak adrenal function, and to combat this, anti-inflammatory hormones produced by the adrenal glands are necessary. By helping to maintain balance and control and regulate these important allergy-fighting hormones, chiropractors can help allergy sufferers find relief and reduce dependence on antihistamines. 

Nutritional Recommendations

In addition to spinal adjustments, a chiropractor typically offers patients helpful life and diet/nutritional advice based on their specific needs. A chiropractor or a nutritionist can also help you identify best practices and eating habits to keep allergic reactions at bay, such as using anti-inflammatory drugs and eating the right diet, taking the appropriate supplementation and exercise.

Visit A Chiropractor

The fact that chiropractic treatments can help to seriously alleviate the severity and symptoms of allergies is good news for allergy sufferers everywhere. Don’t let allergies negatively affect your immune system and nervous system and prevent you from living a normal life. Contact Natural Care Chiropractic today and keep your immune system in check.