Allergies can be as simple as a frustrating annoyance or as significant as a day-to-day struggle that affects how you live your life. No matter how minor or severe your allergies are, they are still a problem that many people suffer from today and that everyone would enjoy getting rid of. Over 60 million Americans, or every 1 out of 5 people, report suffering from some form of allergies. Along with seasonal and environmental allergies come recognizable symptoms, such as itchy or watery eyes, sneezing, coughing, rash, and a sore or itchy throat. When you consider food allergies and sensitivities, even more people are affected. There is no cure for allergies, only preventative measures to keep them at bay. Over the years, many allergy sufferers have found that chiropractic care is a safe and natural method for managing allergy symptoms. Instead of relying solely on medication to treat allergies, which can cause a slew of unwanted side effects, many people are finding that regular visits to a Bentonville chiropractor can be just as effective, if not more so, for managing symptoms without potentially harmful side effects. Chiropractic care for allergies is beneficial for people of all ages, especially children and adults who experience seasonal and environmental allergies.
Who Is Affected by Allergies and Why?
Allergies can affect anyone, young or old, male or female. But it doesn’t always make sense why some have more significant allergies than others. It all has to do with central nervous system, which is composed of the brain and spinal cord. The central nervous system is responsible for sending and receiving messages to and from other systems within the body, including the immune system. Its primary function is to coordinate how the body works together. Research has shown that the central nervous system and the immune system are closely related and are interdependent. Because spinal misalignments disrupt nerve communication and cause dysfunction with the body’s systems, a spinal subluxation, or misalignment in the spine, can also negatively affect the immune system. This can lead to a greater risk of decreased health, including food sensitivities and allergies.
Chiropractic Removes Nerve Interference to Restore Proper Function
So what role does chiropractic play in all of this? The focus of chiropractic care is to ensure the central nervous system is functioning at optimal levels. If the CNS is sending and receiving messages without disruption, then the rest of the body is also able to function as it should. Gentle adjustments from Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Tom Niemela can remove spinal misalignments that are causing chaos within your body. Once these misalignments are removed, the systems within the body can communicate as they should. A byproduct of this is that all systems, such as the immune system, are strengthened and better equipped to fight off allergic reactions. Additionally, a high functioning immune system is also able to lower the antibodies in our system which are often associated with causing allergic reactions in the first place.
Has It Worked for Others?
The first thing many skeptics of chiropractic care want to know is about the research that proves chiropractic care is effective for reducing allergy symptoms. Several case studies have been conducted to explore the link between chiropractic and allergy relief. In one such case study, a young boy who regularly missed school due to allergy symptoms sought chiropractic care. After just two weeks, symptoms were drastically reduced. Furthermore, his allergy symptoms went into remission after one month of chiropractic care. There are countless other individuals who have experienced relief from both minor and severe allergies, and we want you to be our next success story!
If you or someone you love suffers from allergies and is tired of relying on daily medication to alleviate symptoms, turn to Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Niemela of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic. Schedule a consultation today to find out more about the benefits of chiropractic care for allergy relief.
“Allergy Facts.” American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. http://acaai.org/news/facts-statistics/allergies.
Alcantara, J., Van Roo, L. “The chiropractic care of a pediatric patient with asthma, allergies, and chronic colds.” European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 1: 12. http://icpa4kids.org/Chiropractic-Research/chiropractic-care-of-a-pediatric-patient-with-asthma-allergies-chronic-colds-a-vertebral-subluxation.html.