Chiropractic Care and Seasonal Allergies
If you have allergies, you already know that watery eyes, itching nose, congestion, and sneezing can make you miserable from spring through autumn. What you may not realize, though, is that chiropractors can treat seasonal allergies.
Symptoms of Allergies
Allergies are actually the result of your body overreacting to things that do not normally bother other people. When you are exposed to an allergen, such as pollen, your body overreacts with excessive histamine release causing watery eyes, nasal congestion, a runny nose, sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes and nose, and dark circles under your eyes.
The symptoms of allergies tend to flare up during the spring and summer, when trees, grasses, flowers and weeds release pollen into the air to fertilize other plants. Pollen flies everywhere – even up your nose. If you have allergies, getting pollen in your nose makes your body’s defenses go haywire. Allergy symptoms are the result of poor communication in your body – your immune system overreacts to the presence of an otherwise harmless substance.
Chiropractic Care for Allergies
Chiropractic care does not treat histamine release directly, but it can help correct the miscommunication that leads to allergies. Chiropractic care focuses on maintaining the proper alignment of the bones in your spine, known as vertebrae. The vertebrae form your spinal column, which houses your spinal cord. Nerves running through your spinal column deliver messages back and forth between your brain and the rest of your body. Messages about environmental events, such as the invasion of pollen, also travel along the neural pathway of your spinal cord.
Misalignment of the vertebrae can cause irritation in the spine in a way that creates an abnormal signal in your nervous system. When this abnormal signal happens along the same pathway notifying your brain about the pollen, your brain may become confused and mistakenly think the pollen is harmful. An allergic reaction may ensue. Proper spinal alignment as provided by chiropractic care helps the brain receive correct messages about environmental events and respond appropriately.
Dr. Sharratt has been utilizing NAET (Nambrudipad Allergy Elimination Technique) to successfully treat airborne, food and contact allergies in patients for over 20 years.
Utilizing non-invasive principles and techniques of Chinese medicine and Applied Kinesiology, Dr. Sharratt identifies specific allergens and substances in the patient and then down-regulates the patient’s allergic response be removing blockages of the chi. No needles are used, only acupressure and a microcurrent device is used to painlessly stimulate acupuncture points on the body.
Contact Our Local Chiropractor to Treat Your Allergy Symptoms Today
If you have allergies, make an appointment with our chiropractor before seasonal allergies strike. Dr. Sharratt has the training and experience to help you overcome allergies this allergy season. Sharratt Chiropractic is conveniently located at 940 W. Wilson St. in Batavia, IL. Make your appointment today by calling (630) 406-8088.