Spring has arrived, and while this is a pleasant time of renewal and growth in many a sense, it can also bring about a number of allergens that cause unpleasant symptoms and an all-around sense of illness and fatigue. Allergies can be especially prominent in the spring and fall, but they can affect people year around. Whether you’re sensitive to pollen, dust, mold, dander or other allergens, your symptoms could all point to one culprit.
For many of people who suffer from allergies, symptom relief may have been sought in drugs that ease coughing, sneezing, watery eyes and congestion. The problem with this approach is that all of these and other symptoms are the result of an improper immune system response. Although a decongestant or antihistamine can minimize symptoms for a time, eventually they’ll return. And until the underlying cause is addressed, what else could you expect?
If you’re seeking effective and natural relief from allergies, turn to the state of your immune system. Subluxations, lacking nutrition and a number of internal issues can all interfere with the body’s innate healing response. As a result, the body exhibits poor immune system function and experiences allergy flare-ups. Chiropractic care provides a number of treatments that address these issues, and helps to prevent them.
Chiropractic treatment of allergies is really more of a treatment for the overall body. By addressing subluxations that interfere with the body’s immune, respiratory, and other systems, the internal functions that keep us healthy are naturally restored. Various adjustment techniques and spinal manipulation can be used to correct blockages, nerve pressure and misalignments. These treatments can also help to release stress and contribute to better rest, which are essential to recovering from illness and staying well.
One of the primary advantages of allergy treatment through chiropractic is that it’s more natural and manageable than the use of allergy medications, and is often more safe for children. By strengthening the body’s defenses rather than reactively correcting symptoms, you can expect to feel better faster and be less likely to deal with reoccurring symptoms— so long as your body is functioning properly.