To understand why pollen affects us differently, it is important to know how allergies work. There is nothing wrong with having natural responses from our immune system when we are posed to danger or threats. For example: watery eyes and runny noses can help us expel foreign particles from the body.
However, an allergic reaction is a hypersensitivity. Your immune system starts sending out mast cells, which have receptors that can recognize harmful substances. When they identify things like pollen as a threat, they release histamines. This prompts your body to react so it can remove the harmful substance. Sneezing, wheezing, and coughing begin during this time.
Lifestyle Choices Matter
Is it hard to pinpoint why some people are allergic to pollen while others are not. Nonetheless, stress management and having a healthy lifestyle will always work in your favor. At Kordonowy Chiropractic Center, we provide an initial assessment for new patients, and we also perform a metabolic assessment and provide nutritional support, as well as stress management practices. A patient can also improve his or her own nervous function by eating non-inflammatory foods.
Chiropractic Adjustments for Allergies
The good news is that besides changing your life habits, a chiropractic adjustment is certain to help reduce your allergies. Chiropractic care professionals use spinal manipulation to align the vertebrae. Proper alignment is important because it allows the central nervous system to function optimally.
If your spine is misaligned or your vertebrae do not move properly, it causes irritation. Your central nervous system receives a message that something is wrong. Now, this signal moves along the same “pathway” by which your body sends and receives messages on your environment. Sometimes, it gets it wrong! It can misinterpret information and trigger an allergic reaction.
There is a direct link between your nervous and immune systems; your chiropractic care professional removes nerve interference, which allows your immune system to function to the best of its capability.
Chiropractic care ensures that your body functions as effectively and efficiently as possible, as many people report a significant reduction in their allergy symptoms. It is also non-invasive and involves no medication. Many people try to combat allergies with OTC or doctor-prescribed drugs that can have side effects, including drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, blurry vision, dry throat, and nose, etc.
This spring, enjoy being outside, without tearing up or sneezing! While chiropractic care is not the only solution for allergies, it can help your immune system and central nervous system work more effectively and relieve symptoms.