Relieve Allergies with Chiropractic Care

Millions of people struggle with allergies. Some people are affected to the extent that they are limited in their outdoor activities, or dread facing the allergies that Spring brings.

Warmer weather brings allergy season with it. We walk outside and see everything covered with pollen. If you suffer from pollen allergies you are probably dreading the sneezing, runny noses, itchy eyes, and scratchy throats allergies can bring.

Strengthen Your Immune System to Help Fight Allergies

Your immune system helps your body combat foreign substances known as allergens (irritations) that cause histamine or inflammatory reactions in your body. These allergens may not even be harmful, but often the immune systems of those who suffer from allergies do not properly differentiate between what is harmful — viruses and bacteria — and others like dust and pollen, which are not harmful. In a healthy immune system, harmful allergens are attacked by your immune system using protective proteins — antibodies — to defend your body against foreign biological matter. This is part of what your immune system is supposed to do to keep you healthy.

Man sneezing because of allergiesIn some cases, your immune system can attack allergens that are not harmful, such as dust and pollen, and build an unnecessary defense with antibodies, which in turn causes allergic reactions we call allergies.

Most people are unaware that their nervous system controls every function of the body including your immune system. Your nervous system feeds information to your brain which responds to heal your body, control your movements, coordinate the functions of your organs, and much more. When the information provided to your brain is incomplete, or cut off completely, your body will not function properly. The number one factor hindering the flow of information to your brain is subluxations (misalignments) in the spine. These subluxations cause interference in your nervous system, which weakens the ability of your immune system to function as it should. Subluxations function like a dimmer switch, turning down the amount of information your brain receives. This directly interferes with your immune system and the ability of your body to fight off sickness, disease, and function properly. When your immune system is not functioning properly, your body can overreact to perceived allergens and over-produce things like mucus, which can build up to the point where it causes sinus infections, upper respiratory infection, and even digestive problems.

Chiropractic Care Improves the Function of Your Immune System

While you may not immediately think “chiropractor” when you are dealing with allergies, it is something to seriously consider as you try to find allergy relief. Chiropractic care is a safe and natural way to strengthen your immune system. Subluxations, or misalignments, to the spine can happen on a daily basis due to sleeping wrong, improper posture (both sitting and standing), cell phone usage, an awkward movement, and other daily activities — not to mention physical contact from sports, running, slips, falls and other accidents.

At Tuckahoe Family Chiropractic, we correct subluxations on a daily basis, restoring the proper flow of information through the nervous system to the brain, and strengthening your immune system. Chiropractic care, through gentle adjustments, will find and eliminate any interference or subluxations in your nervous system, allowing your immune system to function better as it fights off allergies.

So, if you or any family members suffer from allergies, come into to our office and have your nervous system evaluated to see if there may be interference that could be affecting your immune system and your overall health! Call us at 804.740.3434 to set an appointment, or use our appointment form on the right of this page. If you have friends who suffer from allergies, please recommend this article to them.

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