With the arrival of spring, this season brings warmer weather, sunnier and longer days, and budding trees. However, if you are one of the more than 50 million Americans suffering from allergies every year, you may not be enjoying spring as much as those without allergies. Like most allergy sufferers, you likely use a combination of methods to treat your symptoms, such as medications, sprays, and creams. Did you know that chiropractic care is an effective alternative that is safe and all-natural at helping you achieve allergy relief? Continue reading to discover what causes allergies, common allergens and allergy symptoms, and how you can achieve natural allergy relief with chiropractic.
What Causes Allergies?
Allergies occur when your immune system perceives a foreign substance as a threat and triggers the body’s production of antibodies to fight back. Typically, these foreign substances are harmless, even though the body views them as harmful. This reaction can cause your sinuses, airways, and skin to become inflamed, which is what we call “allergies.” The body uses this reaction to try to remove the substance, which can leave you feeling miserable.
Since everyone reacts differently, allergies can range from mild to severe. For seasonal allergies or “hay fever,” most people do not have severe enough reactions to cause anaphylaxis.
Common Airborne Allergens
- Dust: Dust mites can be found everywhere. To reduce dust mites at home, it’s recommended that you regularly vacuum your floors, wash your bedding, use allergy-proof mattress and pillow covers, and use air purifiers.
- Mold: Mold grows in moist, dark environments and is airborne.
- Pet Dander: Dander is a common term to describe dead skin cells that are frequently being shed by indoor pets. These dead skin cells stick to carpets, clothes, furniture, walls, and other surfaces of your home.
- Pollen: Tree pollen is a common cause of spring allergies.
Common Spring Allergy Symptoms
- Clogged, itchy ears
- Dry, itchy skin
- Postnasal drip
- Sore throat
- Watery, itchy eyes
Treat Allergies Naturally with Chiropractic Care
When you visit a chiropractor, this holistic expert will discuss your health concerns, medical history, and then create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal health. Oftentimes, a spine misalignment is the root cause of your allergies. A spine misalignment prevents proper brain to body communication, which can reduce your immune system’s ability to work properly. When your immune system is not working as it should, your body will continue to overreact to perceived allergens. As allergy sufferers know, allergies cause the body to overproduce mucus that can then lead to upper respiratory infections, sinus infections, and even digestive issues.
The good news is that licensed chiropractors are highly trained to perform safe, gentle chiropractic adjustments that will realign your spine. Your spine will then be able to effectively communicate with the nervous system and improve your immune system’s functions. Your immune system will then stop overreacting to perceived allergens and can help your body fight off those spring allergies.
We hope you enjoyed this week’s article discussing what causes allergies and how chiropractic care can help. If you or someone you know suffers from spring allergies, it’s essential to know that you have more options than just prescription and OTC allergy medications, sprays, shots, and creams. These drugs also come with side effects, such as drowsiness, dizziness, blurry vision, dry mouth, and nausea. Chiropractic care provides all-natural allergy relief without drugs and unpleasant side effects. Contact Awaken Chiropractic in Parker, Colorado today to learn how we can help you achieve your maximum health potential.