Chiropractic Care for Allergies this Fall Season
With the fall allergy season well on its way now, antihistamines, decongestants, and other medications are flying off the pharmacy shelves. For severe symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and stuffy noses, some people need to go to the next level and get prescription allergy medications prescribed by their doctor or an allergist.
Researchers show that Autumn and seasonal allergies, in general, are likely to get worse in the coming years thanks to increases in pollution levels and a continued decrease in indoor and outdoor air quality. And the medical costs of these continued and intensified care and treatments are nothing to sneeze at either.
For allergy sufferers who prefer to take a more natural or holistic approach to their health care and who want to avoid as many medications as they can, chiropractic care offers a drug-free approach to treating allergy symptoms. Before we get into understanding how chiropractic care can help allergies, we need to know a little about why we have allergies in the first place.
Allergies, Stress, and the Immune System
Doctors still have not fully unlocked the mystery of allergies, and they do not completely understand the complex and multi-layered mechanisms behind how allergies work. But most agree that stress plays a role.
The nervous and immune systems from a tightly-knit relationship in which one relies on the other; many studies have shown that when the immune system is engaged, excess stress can make reactions more severe. Stress is also believed to make people more prone to allergy flare-ups by weakening the immune system and making the body more vulnerable to attack from outside toxins. Chronic stress also wears out various glands in the body, particularly the adrenal gland where the main production of the anti-inflammatory hormone cortisol is located. Without high enough levels of cortisol in the bloodstream to calm the body’s natural allergic response, those well-known allergy symptoms can be much worse and take longer to react to treatments.
How Chiropractic Care in Batavia Can Help
The connection that exists between the nervous system and immune system is important and thankfully for chiropractic patients, can be used to help reduce allergy flare-ups.
St. Charles Chiropractic care can:
Strengthen the immune system. Adjustments done by a chiropractor can ensure the body communicates with itself much more efficiently. This can help reduce the severity of seasonal allergy flare-ups and help the body recover quicker.
Regulate stress hormones. A properly aligned spine does a world of good when it comes to regulating the amount of cortisol and other vital hormones that are produced by the body. This can help lessen the occurrence and length of allergy flares.
Support the respiratory system. Like the immune system, the respiratory system operates optimally when the communication in the nervous system is at maximum efficiency. Good chiropractic care keeps the lungs working better during allergic reactions.
By refining communication among the immune, nervous, and respiratory systems, chiropractic care will make it much easier for people to weather through this allergy season, all without having to relying on medications. Make your appointment today to see how our experts can help residents in Geneva and the surrounding areas breathe easier!