Treating Allergies with Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care may help you beat seasonal allergies once and for all. Seasonal allergies, or hay fever, are the physical symptoms people can experience during certain times of the year. These symptoms can include coughing, sneezing, and itchy eyes. Frequently, seasonal allergies flare when molds release their spores or plants release pollen grains into the air.
Allergies are indicative of an immune system that is out of balance. Antihistamine medications work as a short-term fix for allergy symptoms. Chiropractic care helps your immune system become more balanced and better equipped.
An Immune System Out of Balance
Seasonal allergies occur when the immune system is out of balance. The symptoms and severity of seasonal allergies depend on the individual’s specific immune response to the allergens.
When significant stress on the body occurs, it can impact the function of the immune system. Many young individuals never develop a normal immune response because of bodily stress and are prone to allergic reactions for the rest of their lives.
An immune insult can also throw the immune system out of balance. Physical trauma to the upper cervical nervous system & spine is one common immune insult from an injury, poor posture, or sleeping habits.
This trauma can lead to an upper cervical (neck) subluxation, which puts pressure on the brain stem. Upper cervical subluxations frequently throw the immune system out of balance, which can cause allergic reactions in some people.
- Nasal congestion
- Running nose
- Postnasal drip
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Itchy nose or throat
Three types of pollen can cause allergy symptoms. These include trees, grasses, and weeds, meaning there are three ‘pollen seasons.’
Pollen grains are tiny particles that help plants reproduce. In some species of plants, self-pollination occurs with pollen from its own flowers, but other types must be cross-pollinated, meaning pollen must be transferred from one plant to another plant of the same species.
The types of pollen that most frequently cause allergic reactions are produced by plants that don’t have flowers, so they must produce small, light, and dry grains transported by wind.
Help for Seasonal Allergies at Innate Life Chiropractic
Frequently, allergies are treated with antihistamines, inhalers, and anti-inflammatory medications. While these medications offer temporary relief, they don’t fix the root cause of allergies and cannot provide a long-term solution.
Chiropractic care helps by removing upper cervical subluxations to restore proper spinal alignment and neurological function to the nervous system. A balanced nervous system helps create a balanced immune system. Our chiropractic care includes specific and gentle adjustments that release the pressure on the brain stem, which can help you beat allergies forever.
Promote whole-body wellness and improve your immune system functions with Innate Life Chiropractic. Our care will help your body stop overreacting to perceived allergens.