Get Help for Your Allergies in San Diego
With allergy season going full speed ahead, many people are loading up on antihistamines, and prescription medications to treat their symptoms. Common side effects of allergies are wheezing, sneezing, itchy watery eyes and stuffy noses. The good news is that chiropractic can help with your allergy symptoms without the use of over-the counter or prescription drugs.
The bad news is that llergies are on the rise in many countries. It is estimated that up to 40 percent of people have at least one allergen. Americans spend an incredible $3 billion dollars per year between medical expenses, doctors’ appointments, and lost wages. That’s incredible!
When your body contacts an allergen, it produces antibodies called immunoglobulins. This triggers histamine to be released. Once discharged, histamines go to work and make you feel yukky. This natural response is responsible for symptoms such as sneezing, itching, hay fever, and even vomiting.
Stress Can Make Your Allergies Worse
The immune system and the nervous system are intertwined. Psychoneuroimmunology studies the connection between our body’s immune changes and our perceived stress. Specialists have discovered that stress can cause a similar inflammatory response to allergies. Also, they have researched that stress aggravates your immune system’s already hypersensitive state.
Your adrenal glands get taxed by chronic stress. This decreases your ability to produce cortisol, an anti-inflammatory hormone. With decreased levels of cortisol, allergy symptoms usually worsen. Making it a lose-lose situation.
How Chiropractic Care Helps Allergies
Chiropractic helps your brain and body communicate better to have an improved immune response. In fact, studies show increased immune cells are released immediately after an adjustment. Wowzers! There is an intimate relationship between the nervous system and immune system. This indirectly affects your body’s allergic response.
Upper cervical subluxations compromise immunity and respiratory function. After all, breathing is controlled in the upper neck. Misalignments in the spine, especially in the upper neck, disrupt brain-body communication. We also know that allergy sufferers also have adrenal fatigue. This is bad news because this hinders your ability to moderate allergic reactions when you are under stress.
Chiropractic adjustments decrease physical stress on your spine, and help provide proper nerve flow to your adrenals, immune and respiratory system. More than ever, many chiropractic patients get adjusted as part of their lifestyle. Similarly to brushing your teeth!
Gentle Adjustments. Powerful Results.
Gentle NUCCA Chiropractors
Intouch Chiropractic | San Diego, CA
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