Spring is on its way and along with spring comes allergies for many people. Due to a mild winter, this spring allergy season is predicted to be bad. But what if this year you did not have to suffer through sneezing and itchy, watery eyes? What if you were able to get some relief from your allergy symptoms? Maybe medications help reduced your symptoms, but what if this year you took a natural approach? Book an appointment with your Chiropractor!

Allergic Reaction

An allergic reaction is a hypersensitivity reaction, it is the result of an exaggerated response by the immune system to a substance that it recognizes as foreign. This reaction occurs in all types of allergies, not just seasonal. The allergic reaction is caused by your body’s interpretation of the substance rather than by the substance itself.

It is your immune system that recognizes and identifies the substance as harmful, and then tells your body to removes the substance. An allergic response is when your immune system is responding to a substance that is usually considered harmless. If your immune system is compromised it is more likely to misinterpret substances as harmful. Optimal function of your immune system depends on uninterrupted, natural communication between your brain and spinal cord.

Your body communicates via your nervous system which can be impacted by subluxations. Subluxations are misalignments of the spinal vertebrae. Research has shown a direct link between your immune system and nervous system. Therefore your immune system and nervous system can be compromised by subluxations. Chiropractic care alleviates subluxations, helps boost your immune system, and allows optimal communication in your body which can lessen allergic reactions.

When your body detects a substance that it deems harmful, your body overproduces histamines. These chemicals armor the body to react and remove the substance. This is when you may experience symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, irritated sinuses, coughing, itchy eyes, skin reactions, breathing difficulties, bloating, indigestion, diarrhea, and/or vomiting. These symptoms are your body’s way of expelling the substance it has identified as foreign and dangerous.

Histamine is one of the inflammatory substances your body produces when it senses a foreign agent. An adequate production of cortisol, which is an anti-inflammatory hormone produced by the adrenal gland, is needed to combat this. The adrenal gland is directly connect to the spine, specifically the T9. Therefore, when misalignments occur in the spine it can effect allergic reactions. Regular Chiropractic adjustments would help realign the spine and regulate allergy-fighting hormones which can help provide allergy relief.

A chiropractor can help identify misalignments that may be compromising your immune system and contributing to your allergies. When our bodies are functioning optimally, we are better able to deal with foreign substances. A strong and healthy immune system is our best defense against allergies.

Find relief from your allergy symptoms with Chiropractic Care. Call us today at 905-845-2291 to schedule a Chiropractic adjustment!