Seasonal allergies affect many of us. As spring blossoms, the pollen, ragweed, grass, and mold may cause us to sneeze and have watery eyes. These allergic reactions are obvious and we consider these as typical allergy symptoms.
However, there are other factors that we are exposed to daily such as foods and chemicals that may cause allergic reactions in our bodies. Allergic responses can show as joint pain, stomach issues, and other conditions that we don’t always relate to an allergy. Let’s see why the body reacts the way it does and how we can treat these symptoms with chiropractic care.
A subluxation is a miscommunication between the spine and the nervous system. Three types of nervous system stressors cause subluxations: physical, emotional and biochemical. Eliminating subluxation may be key to reducing an allergic response.
We encounter many biochemical stressors in our everyday lives – bad air quality to certain types of food. Every time we ingest a food source, our immune systems are activated and create antibodies. If these antibodies react adversely with the food, histamine and other chemicals can cause allergic reactions such as hives, asthma, facial swelling, stomach issues or other symptoms.
If the body is exposed to stressors that cause subluxation, chiropractors help correct them through adjustments so the body can begin to heal itself. By combining the removal of subluxations with a patient’s better food choices, there will be a significantly reduced histamine responses throughout the body. Commonly problematic foods are soy, wheat, eggs, peanuts, milk and seafood, especially shellfish.
Valley Spinal Care Kierland
Chiropractic care provided by Valley Spinal Care Kierland can help you and your family with allergy symptoms. The time to get started is now so you can live your live fully! Call us at (480) 443-7678 for a consultation.