Spring is in the air — and unfortunately, so are allergens that cause sneezing, congestion, headaches, and itchy eyes. With all the beauty that Spring brings, we could all do without the seasonal allergies that make life a little more frustrating.
There are many options to help improve allergies: shots, medicine, steaming, diet, hiding inside until Spring has ended. The problem with these treatments is they only treat (and mask) the symptoms and only mask them… but did you know that chiropractic care can also help relieve allergy symptoms and even more?
Your nervous system controls just about everything in your body. Every function, every action, every feeling… it’s all connected to the nervous system. Your nervous system can adapt to the world around it and reacts to the changes we experience — including the change in seasons. Allergies cause your body to overreact to the environment change. If your nervous system is not in prime health, it may not be able to handle the drastic changes, resulting in the allergy symptoms that many of us experience.
The Allergy – Chiropractic Connection
Allergy symptoms are the result of our bodies releasing inflammatory substances such as histamine in reaction to pollutants. The immune system can attack these pollutants by releasing cortisol, an anti-inflammatory hormone. However, when our bodies are not in a healthy state due to lack of exercise, lack of sleep, high stress, or a poor diet, it doesn’t have the strength to produce enough cortisol.
Chiropractic care prioritizes relieving stress to the nervous system. When the stress is reduced, the immune system can kick in and strengthen our body’s ability to fight off histamines and other pollutants. When a chiropractor adjusts you, it’s not only relieving aches and pains, but it’s opening up the natural pathways of the nervous system, allowing your body to communicate better and improve it’s polluting and bacteria-fighting capabilities.
Do you experience seasonal allergies but haven’t been able to find relief? Contact us today to learn more about how we can help bring relief to your allergies this season – and the many seasons to come!