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Allergies

The immune system works 24 hours a day seven days a week to assure that there are no foreign substances or invasion of your body. This includes anything from splinters, dust, bacteria, drugs, tumors and abnormalities. There are even attacks on transplant organs that the body detects and determines to be foreign to its original nature. A healthy immune system would mean that there is a high and strong resistance to sickness and disease, an unhealthy immune system would mean susceptibility to sickness and even death in some cases. Take AIDS patients for example, their immune system is deteriorated, which makes them a perfect host for germs and environmental attacks, leading to death. 

Immunological Disease

If the immune system were to malfunction it would be unable to fight off invasion of disease and germs, and in some cases the body may even begin to attack itself. Some examples of immunological disease are:

  • Cancer, when the tumor is not recognized as something that needs to be destroyed.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, when the immune system attacks the joints.
  • AIDS, when the immune system is severely depressed and unable to fight.
  • Anaphylaxis, when the body has a powerful overreaction to foreign substances such as bee stings, penicillin, drugs, and foods.
  • Obscure Disease such as lupus, erythematosus, myasthenia gravis, scleroderma, pernicious anemia, and chronic thyroiditis.
  • Allergies

Allergens and Allergies

An allergen is a substance that causes an allergic reaction. When the body reacts to the allergen the immune system over-reacts and produces too much neutralizing chemicals for the counteraction of the allergen. Examples of allergens are:

  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Medicines
  • Dog or Cat dander
  • Milk
  • Soaps
  • Detergents
  • Kitchen Chemicals
  • Foods

A common allergen is ragweed pollen, which causes hay fever. Most people go un bothered by these microscopic bits of plant, while other have immune systems that over-react to the point of causing runny eyes irritated mucus membranes, redness, pounding headaches, full sinuses, and runny nose.

What Causes Allergies?

The actual cause for this over-reaction of the immune system is in debate, however many professionals in the healing field believe that there is a direct correlation between vaccinations and the proliferation of allergies and other immune system disease and dysfunction.

The Medical Approach

There is only medical treatment for allergies; there is no known cure. Medicines are used, and may sometimes be more dangerous to the body than the actual allergy itself. Inmost cases, it is evident that the reason for the allergy is not located, but the medication is administered to mask the symptoms.

Antihistamines

 The overreaction to allergens causes the body to release histamines. The histamines are the chemicals that cause swelling and allergy symptoms. This is counteracted with antihistamines in the medical field. These drugs reduce the symptoms but do not correct the overreaction of the immune system, making the patient dependant on the drugs to cope. In some cases steroid hormones are used. Antihistamines and steroid hormones have many side effects, and their long-term use is unknown.

Allergy Shots

Allergy shots are another form of desensitization of allergy symptoms. These shots are frequently used, and their long-term effects are unknown. 

Breast Feeding

Studies show that babies that are breast fed have fewer allergy problems than babies that are reliant on formula. Breast milk contains colostrum, a substance that helps to strengthen the immune system. Babies that are formula-fed have a much higher instance of infection than those that are breast fed.

Vertebral Subluxations

 Misaligned vertebrae that interfere with the nervous system and cause nerve stress are called vertebral subluxations. This interference interrupts the information and energy flow to the various parts of the body and lowers our natural resistance to sickness and disease. Chiropractors are trained to locate and correct vertebral subluxation through examination and spinal adjustment. The adjustments relieve the nerve stress and assist in restoration of body function. Proper functioning of the nervous system through chiropractic treatment is one of the best defenses against disease and dysfunction.

The Chiropractic Approach

  Chiropractic is not a treatment for allergies, however spinal nerve stresses damage the nervous system and can lead to disease and disorders of all kinds. It has been noted that an unhealthy spine impedes the communication to the body and organs and decreases the effectiveness of the immune system. Chiropractors locate and free the body from spinal nerve stress. Studies have shown that there is a direct relationship between a healthy nervous system and a healthy body. This is something that all allergy sufferers need to help their bodies be strong enough to fight the allergies effects.

Our chiropractic office educates our patients in lifestyle changes that compliment their spinal care. Chiropractic spinal adjustments strengthen areas of the spine and restore impaired nerve flow. Subluxations occur when vertebra misalign irritating delicate spinal nerves. Spinal adjustments remove the nerve pressure and restore function to the body. Chiropractic spinal adjustments by our chiropractors help you live your life to its fullest through a properly functioning nervous system. When your nervous system is functioning properly you express life to your fullest. Chiropractic spinal adjustments enable you to express your God given health potential and to live your life to fullest capabilities. Neck pain, back pain, sciatica, reduced immunity, ear infections, decreased energy, stomach disorders, asthma, allergies, sinus problems, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder problems, sports injuries, spinal disc degeneration, osteoarthritis, numbness, pain, are just some of the signs of improper function in the body and conditions that benefit from Chiropractic spinal adjustments. Don't delay and wait for a spinal problem to develop before you seek out Chiropractic care. Get a Chiropractic spinal adjustment and deal with the cause of your problems rather than masking it with medications which often deal just with the symptoms. Whether you are feel great and want to ensure a healthy and fully functional future or if you are in pain and seek the safe and effective proven results of Chiropractic spinal adjustments, you owe it to yourself to have a spinal check up and to start down the healthy road of lifetime Chiropractic care.

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