Can Chiropractic Care Help Me with My Allergy Symptoms?

There’s no denying it… Spring is here in all her glory and pollen. If you are in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area, we are at the peak of the season and forecasters say it will be here for another 3-4 weeks. Phew!

Do not fear! You don’t need to hide away while all the flowers and trees are blooming. We have awesome holistic ideas for you to try out this season to give you some assistance in curbing your allergic reactions to the outdoors.

In today’s post we are answering the questions:

1. Why does my body respond to pollen this way?
2. What can I do about it?

When the body encounters seemingly harmless substances such as dust or pollen, some bodies will wrongly identify the allergen as a dangerous substance and their immune system will kick in and “attack” the allergen. This attack looks like the familiar response of wheezing, itching, runny nose, and watery/itchy eyes. Fun stuff, right? 

In this attack, the immune system produces substances to destroy the microorganisms. Histamine is one of the substances produced to fight and is responsible for many allergy symptoms. When the immune system is on high alert, cortisol levels are also high. One of the known benefits of chiropractic care is regulation and support of bodily functions through a healthy spine and nervous system. Chiropractic care is on your side, helping you strengthen your immune system and improve your stress response, which is what you want when allergies strike!

So what can you do about allergies today? 

Most of us reach for various allergy medications to help alleviate some of our symptoms. But if we are being honest, sometimes those don’t work or they leave you feeling tired and drowsy. Our goal is to support the body through its allergy response, and provide a natural and effective way to feel your best in a changing environment. Check out our top tips below!

1. Keep up your routine Chiropractic care

See above for why spinal health is key!

2. Sweet’s Syrup 

People of all ages can enjoy the benefits and taste of elderberry syrup! It is high in Vitamin C and antioxidants and supports your immune system by lowering inflammation and stress. Pick up a bottle on your next visit! 

3. Standard Process: Allerplex

This natural whole food supplement supports your body’s ability to handle environmental challenges, helps maintain healthy mucous membranes, and supports healthy lung and respiratory function. The Vitamin A in Allerplex supports liver functions as well. Try out this holistic alternative to your usual allergy medication.

4. Eat a low histamine, anti-inflammatory diet

General healthy eating rules apply: avoid processed foods and eat whole foods.

There are certain fruits and vegetables to avoid in this diet that are naturally high in histamines such as: citrus fruits, strawberries, pineapple, banana, spinach, tomatoes, eggplant, and mushroom. Ask for more information on this diet! 

5. Rinse off the day

Literally with a shower before bed & saline nasal irrigation to flush your sinuses.

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If all of this is new to you, we would love to walk alongside you and guide you. Call 704-800-4540 today to schedule your first consultation and learn more about how re_Health Studio can help you in achieving your health and wellness goals. 

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