How Your Chiropractor May Help with Allergies

You may be familiar with the fact that chiropractic adjustments can improve a lot of conditions, but what you may not be aware of is that chiropractic treatment can have a positive impact on allergies and asthma too.  If you are a suffer of seasonal allergies or asthma, read on to see how your chiropractor can help.

The Immune System Link

A chiropractor’s job is fairly straightforward: to make sure your spine is in alignment.  What this translates too as far as your health is concerned isn’t as straightforward.  Research shows, however, that there is a direct link between the nervous system and the immune system. When your chiropractor removes nerve interference, that will allow your immune system to work optimally.

When an immune system is functioning well it helps to prevent disease and infection, helps you to deal with stress and basically makes sure you’re healthy overall.  It also tackles the invasion of foreign substances like pollution, dust and pollen and heads them off before they can do damage.  If your immune system is not functioning well it can lead to you getting sick, your body overreacting to things like bee stings, foods, pollen and drugs and even make you depressed.  Keeping your spine aligned is the first step to a healthy immune system.

Allergies

So, if your immune system is functioning at its best then it will be able keep out the invaders that make you sick, like pollen, mold or dust.  It will work right and instead of making you sicker, it will help you to stay well.  That means that being in alignment can help symptoms you may be having from seasonal allergies.

Asthma

In people who suffer from asthma, misalignments are common in the upper back.  This can lead to shortness of breath and a kind of short circuit between the brain and the muscles.  Chiropractic care can help to repair these misalignments and that may help with some of the underlying issues related to complications from asthma. 

Ongoing Treatment

In order for your chiropractor to help keep your body’s ability to heal at its optimal level you need to have regular wellness adjustments.  If you fail to do this, then your body could go right back into a state of dysfunction again, which will make you more susceptible to sickness or disease.  It’s also important to remember to exercise and eat right in order to keep your immune system strong as well.  Your chiropractor can also help with dietary counseling as well as talk with you about exercises that would be best for your specific issues.  So, make an appointment with your chiropractor today!

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