|Chiropractic Can Help Relieve Your Spring Allergies
With Spring comes allergy season once again. If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from allergies you’re probably well aware of the conventional means of treatment. What you may not be aware of is the natural, holistic allergy treatment available through chiropractic. Knowing how chiropractic can help you reduce your allergy symptoms and improve your immune function, can help you breathe easier and feel better through all the seasons.
Allergies occur because of an exaggerated response from the immune system. All immune function depends on proper communication between the brain and the rest of the body. When this communication is inhibited the immune system can react strongly and negatively.
Subluxations occur when the spinal cord becomes pinched in the vertebrae of the spine. They disrupt communication in the central nervous system, resulting in problems like allergies and asthma.
Subluxations can also cause allergies by inhibiting the production and transportation of the natural antihistamine cortisol. Cortisol is produced by an adrenal gland fed by the T9 spinal level nerve root. A subluxation that pinches this nerve could result in underproduction of cortisol and heightened allergic response.
Chiropractic Can Help
The focus of many chiropractic techniques is the elimination of subluxations and the improved function of the nervous system. Chiropractors accomplish this goal in a variety of ways, including:
- Spinal adjustments: Adjustments involve the elimination of subluxations through realignment of the spine. At Choice Chiropractic we use several different adjustment techniques. These include Diversified Technique, Thompson Technique, Logan Basic Technique, Activator Method, and Graston Technique.
- Therapeutic stretches: One of the ways that chiropractors take care of their patients is by showing their patients how to perform stretches that help them strengthen their muscles and avoid spinal injury.
- Lifestyle advice: Chiropractors administer lifestyle advice to help patients avoid recurrence of subluxations and improve nervous system function.