Allergies? How Chiropractic Care Can Improve Your Adaptability in Elmhurst
This time of year, when someone reaches for a tissue, they may tell you, “Don’t worry - it’s allergies.” When allergies act up, it’s a sign your body isn’t adapting as well as it should! Did you know optimizing your nervous system with chiropractic care can help?
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, “More than 50 million Americans have experienced various types of allergies each year.”
But what is an allergy?
It’s a histamine reaction of your immune system to something you touch, breathe or ingest that normally wouldn’t bother the majority of people.
The resulting swelling, redness, itching and drainage are all the body’s way of trying to handle the intruding substance.
An allergy trigger is different than a poison that adversely affects any human that comes into contact with it. And if you’re allergic to one thing, you are probably at least sensitive to others.
Common allergy triggers are pollens, mold spores, mites, animal dander, foods and insect stings. However, allergic reactions to medication that cause anaphylaxis are the cause of most allergy deaths.
Let’s look at how improving your body’s overall health and adaptability can make a big difference in how your body reacts and interacts with external and internal stressors, like allergens.
How Chiropractic Improves Adaptability in Elmhurst
Under normal circumstances, our bodies are able to digest a variety of food, filter out pollen and dander, and metabolize insect stings and medication.
The problem isn’t the trigger, it’s the body’s adaptability. Let that sink in a minute.
Our nervous system is responsible for sending information from the body to the brain i.e. that bee just stung me or pollen got in my nose. The brain responds with signals back out to the body with instructions on what to do and what needs to be released to handle the situation.
If there’s interference in the nervous system somewhere along the way, like a fallen tree branch on an electrical line, these messages may not get through clearly. In the case of allergens, there may be an overreaction of the immune system, perceiving the threat to be greater than usual.
This is why we recommend having your nervous system checked regularly.
As a Gonstead chiropractor in Elmhurst, I identify where there is that interference, usually in the form of pressure and inflammation along the spine from misaligned vertebrae. I correct it with a specific adjustment, relieving pressure on the nerves so they can do their job optimally.
This results in a body that functions better overall, allowing the body to do what it innately does best.
An article in the 2009 Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health Chiropractic, examined the case of a 7-year-old with chronic allergies and asthma. After two week of chiropractic care, he no longer needed allergy and asthma medications, or a nebulizer. He completed next school year without taking any sick days - before care, he missed an average of 1-2 days monthly!
Better function means not just help with seasonal allergies can improve but also food allergies.
The vagus nerve that runs from the neck into the gut has a huge role in the digestive system. Making sure that the nerves are clear of any pressure improves gut function. Many people with food sensitivities experience improvement while under care!
When you don’t need them, you don’t take them
As we stated above, allergic reactions to medication are the most deadly. The best way to avoid this entirely, is to not need medications in the first place, right?
This ties back to improving your overall health and wellness. When your immune system is functioning well, your body is able to defend itself without antibiotic intervention. When your body is in a state of ease, you don’t need pain killers.
Chiropractic isn’t a magic cure for any condition - it’s a way to restore your body’s own ability to adapt and heal.
Ready to have your nervous system optimized? Dr. DeClark is the only chiropractor in the Elmhurst area who focuses on structural chiropractic. We get to the cause issues by looking at the foundation of the body, with the goal of bringing the whole person back to a healthy state.
Chiropractic Care of a Pediatric Patient with Asthma, Allergies, Chronic Colds & Vertebral Subluxation - Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health Chiropractic ~ Volume 2009 ~ Issue 3 ~ Pages 1-7. August 17, 2009 https://vertebralsubluxationresearch.com/2009/08/17/chiropractic-care-of-a-pediatric-patient-with-asthma-allergies-chronic-colds-vertebral-subluxation/
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