This time of year can be difficult for many allergy sufferers. Instead of enjoying the warmth and sunny days, people with allergies have to deal with runny noses, itchy eyes and sneezing. If you want to find out how you can get allergy relief – continue reading.
Hay fever erupts this time of year. Millions of people suffer from this condition, which causes the body to become hypersensitive to pollen and other environmental substances. Allergies cause a number of irritating symptoms that can make life miserable.
Hay fever is one of many allergies. An allergy is a hypersensitivity reaction: when you react to a substance that is considered to be harmless to most other people. Skin reactions, breathing issues, and irritations to the sinuses are some of the most frequent allergy symptoms.
“In developed countries, allergies are the most common cause of chronic illness—and they’re on the rise. As many as 40 percent of the world’s people suffer from at least one allergic condition, and in some countries allergies have increased by as much as 50 percent over the past decade” The Palmer Community.
The 5 most common allergies include:
- Dust mites
What Causes Allergic Reactions?
Your immune system recognizes and removes harmful substances from your body. Inflammation, sneezing, coughing, and vomiting are methods the immune system uses to expel any dangerous substance ingested by you.
However, an allergic response is when your immune system activates against a substance that is considered harmless for most people, but not for allergy suffers. What happens in a person with allergy is that the body interprets that this particular substance is potentially harmful to the body, which causes an allergic reaction.
The Body Tries to Remove Harmful Substances
When an allergic reaction starts, the body activates special immune cells called mast cells. On the surface of their membranes, these mast cells possess receptors that recognize substances considered either harmful or helpful to the body.
When harmful substances are detected, the cells release histamines. These chemicals sensitize the body to react and the body tries to remove all harmful substances by sneezing, coughing, etc.
Why Do Some People Get Allergies?
So far, no one really knows why some people get allergies and some not, but recent studies indicate that people that are hypersensitive get allergies.
Researchers have found that if you have a high sensitivity to stress, your body also reflects this sensitivity. The body and mind are connected entities. In fact, stress and allergies provoke similar inflammatory responses—and studies have shown that stress exacerbates the immune system’s already hyperbolic response to allergens.
Chronic stress also wears out the adrenal glands, which produce the anti-inflammatory hormone cortisol. Without enough cortisol to subdue the allergic response, symptoms can become even more severe.
Another theory is that an allergic reaction is an interpretation of a person’s environment. In order to interpret, your body must first get information, which is gathered by the nervous system. If your nervous system is dysfunctional, then the information interpreted will be altered, and this makes you vulnerable to abnormal reactions like allergies.
Can Chiropractic Treat Allergies?
If you have researched what chiropractic care is all about before, you already know the beneficial effects of chiropractic adjustments on the nervous system.
It is well documented by now that chiropractic:
- Strengthens the immune system
- Regulates stress hormones, and
- Supports the respiratory system
Therefore, it is not surprising that many chiropractic patients report a reduction of allergy symptoms when treated regularly for vertebral subluxations.
Misalignment or dysfunctional movements of vertebra can cause a focal irritation in the spine, which then creates an abnormal signal received by the nervous system. When this aberrant signal occurs along the same pathway required for the input of normal environmental messages, the body may not interpret the information correctly. When this occurs, it can result in an allergic reaction (source: upchiro.com & blogs.palmer.edu).
If you suffer allergies, you should definitely consider chiropractic as one of your potential options for allergy relief. Dr. Adam Nachmias – Nachmias Chiropractic has more that 26 years experience of treating allergy patients. Dr. Adam has successfully treated their allergy symptoms.
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We Warmly Welcome You to Get Allergy Relief at Nachmias Chiropractic!