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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.
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.
Arthritis, when the immune system attacks the joints.
- AIDS, when the immune system is severely depressed and unable
- 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.
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
- Dog or Cat dander
- Kitchen Chemicals
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,
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.
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 are another form of desensitization of allergy
symptoms. These shots are frequently used, and their long-term
effects are unknown.
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.
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
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.