Although many allergy sufferers have seen benefits from using chiropractic care to treat their health condition, chiropractic care is not considered a treatment used specifically for allergies. You may wonder how allergies and chiropractic care can be related, but the reason is quite simple. Chiropractic care is a natural treatment for many health conditions, and it helps your body function at peak performance. This is extremely important for those who suffer with allergies.
What Is An Allergy?
An allergy is anything that your body recognizes as foreign matter or allergen. Your body rejects the allergen with an immune system. The allergen can be:
- Insect stings and bites
When this allergen is introduced to a person who is allergic to it, the body has an allergic response. The immune system begins to seek out the allergen and destroy it. A patient’s quality of life can be affected by severe allergies and chiropractic care can help build a stronger immune system.
There are several factors that affect your immune system. These factors include:
When your immune system is not performing at an optimal level, it may not recognize when your body is under attack. Abnormal cells may not be removed, infections may last longer or the body may begin to attack itself.
Traditional Allergy Treatment
Traditional allergy treatments do not cure allergies, the treatments are only used to alleviate and reduce the symptoms. However, only treating the symptoms can become very dangerous for allergy sufferers.
Some of the most common allergy symptoms are runny nose, itchy eyes and red eyes. These symptoms are caused by histamine. Antihistamines are usually prescribed by physicians, and these medications typically dry out all of the body’s mucous membranes. These medications can cause serious side effects including heart problems.
Allergies and Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic treatments for allergies allow the immune system to work more efficiently by releasing any pressure that is on the nervous system. This is a hands-on approach that helps with body alignment. When the spine is not in alignment, stress can be placed on the nervous system. Once the spine is realigned, the body can begin to heal. With regular chiropractic treatments, the immune system will begin to function correctly.
Patients no longer have to suffer with allergies and chiropractic care will help your body work effectively. Having a properly aligned spine will keep you healthy.
Do you suffer with allergies? Make sure your system stays healthy with regular chiropractic treatments. Contact Dr. Renee White at Champion Chiropractic and schedule an appointment.