The spring season is full of blooming flowers and the fresh air of the increasing winds. Unfortunately, many of us consider spring as the high-time season of allergies, runny noses, sneezing and itchy eyes.
Hay fever is one of many allergies we face today. For millions of people, hay fever is one condition that many suffer from. This condition causes the body to become sensitive to environmental substances such as pollen, dust, and even the air we breathe.
Cause of Allergic Reactions
Our immune system is meant to recognize and remove any harmful substances that enter the body. The immune system uses the methods of sneezing, inflammation, vomiting and coughing to remove the substances you ingest.
Why do we get allergies?
While no one knows exactly why the allergic reaction starts, one theory suggests that your body becomes hypersensitive. When the body activities the mast cells, these cells will possess receptors that recognize the substances to determine if they are helpful or harmful to the body.
Another theory suggests that the allergic reaction is the body’s response to the environment. The nervous system is part of how your body gets information. If the nervous system is not properly functioning, then the information will be altered and makes the body prone to allergies.
How Allergies Can Be Treated Through Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic adjustments can benefit the nervous system as many patients are reported to having a reduction in symptoms of allergies when treated for vertebral subluxations. This is because the dysfunctional or misaligned movements of the vertebra can cause a particular form of irritation to the spine.
This will create an abnormal signal that is received by the central nervous system. When the signal occurs, the body will not be able to process the information and result in an allergic reaction to the body. The strength of the respiratory and immune system depends on the communication between the spinal cord and the brain to control the proper functions.
When the communications are misaligned, the upper cervical joint irritation can produce or even heighten symptoms of asthma. Research tells us that chiropractic adjustments may not help improve all cases of allergy, but has been proven beneficial for many. This may be due to the different causes of the hypersensitivity in patients, which includes the vertebral subluxation.
Through skillful manipulation of the soft tissue and joints, chiropractic adjustments can help restore the alignment and open up the required pathways between the spine and the brain.
Do you suffer from allergies? Are you planning to try chiropractic adjustments for a favorable treatment? Comment below and let us know what you think!