Allergy Season – How Chiropractic May Help
For many allergy sufferers, the first course of action is to stock up on antihistamines and other medications to address the annoying symptoms: stuffy noses and watery, itchy eyes, and sneezing. But are you aware of the benefits of chiropractic for assisting with your allergy symptoms?
Through spinal manipulation, proper alignment of the vertebrae allows for a normal functioning central nervous system and allows the lungs to take in an adequate amount of air. Routine treatments by your chiropractor may assist in keeping your allergy symptoms at a moderate level.
As many at 40% of the world’s population suffer from at least one allergic condition. Per the Palmer College of Chiropractic, “between medications, doctor visits and sick days from work, allergies cost Americans more than $3 billion each year. Worldwide, people spend $8 billion a year on allergy drugs alone.”
There is a close relationship between the nervous system and the immune system. “By improving the communication between the brain and spinal cord, chiropractic care can help regulate and coordinate the body’s reaction to allergens.” Chiropractors help with: strengthening the immune system, regulating stress hormones, support the respiratory system, and recommending dietary and lifestyle changes, without relying on medications.