Doyle Chiropractic and Acupuncture
If you’re one of the 40 million US people that have problems with allergies, you understand the discomfort they can result in. In a few people, allergies may also lead to headaches and migraines, as well as ear infections and asthma attacks. If you count yourself among the masses for whom medications don’t seem to be to help, you may well be thinking about studying the techniques allergies can be treated holistically through chiropractic care, nutritional programs, and herbs.
Causes of Allergies and Common Remedies
Allergies are generally caused by pollen, pet dander, dust, and mold. For many people, pollen is the major reason behind allergies during seasonal changes. Allergen exposure causes antibodies release a histamine, which brings about those annoying symptoms. (Over-the-counter medications are occasionally known as antihistamines.) There are many options as it pertains to choosing an over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medication. Some of the most popular OTC medications include Allegra, Benadryl, Zyrtec, and Flonase nasal spray.
Some patients treat their allergic reactions by using eye drops and hot tea, or nasal irrigation. If you like never to take medication to control your allergies, you could start with a neti pot or nasal irrigator, which flushes out the allergens that enter your body through the nose. This won’t affect the histamine response immediately, but less ingestion of the allergens through the nasal passage can lead to a lessening of symptoms.
Another popular solution for seasonal allergies is to have a daily dose of an locally made honey. Whenever you have a daily teaspoon of honey that is manufactured in the same environment the body is giving an answer to, you slowly become less sensitive to the pollen that triggers your allergic response. Eventually, the body becomes more used to the pollen and will not create this extreme histamine response.
Your Spine and Allergies
Many of my patients are shocked when they find out that their spine can play a substantial role in allergy flare-ups. When allergens can be found, your body attempts to remove what it recognizes as toxins. However, when the spine is misaligned, communication to the disease fighting capability is blocked. The effect is allergies. When you see the actual fact that the spine controls the flow of information from the mind to all or any the other areas of your body, it certainly isn’t so surprising a poorly aligned spine can interrupt the flow of critical messages.
In my very own holistic practice, I take advantage of chiropractic care and acupuncture to help my patients manage their allergies. Manual and mechanical techniques relieve pressure and realign the spine through musculoskeletal manipulation. With regards to the severity of the misalignment and blocked communication, some patients actually experience allergy relief after just one single session. Other patients require multiple chiropractic sessions to effectively correct their allergy issue.