When allergens intrude in the body, there is a reaction to the allergen, facilitated by the nervous system.
When the nerves are already in an irritated state, the reaction to the allergen is heightened, meaning more sinus reaction, lung reaction and throat reaction. With chiropractic adjustments, the irritation is taken off the nerves and reactions to the allergens are lessened.
When Chiropractic patients receive an adjustment and during the palpation of the neck, the lymph system and the nervous system in the neck is stimulated and often times their sinuses will start draining immediately.
Right beside the thoracic (mid-back) spine, there is another chain of lymph nodes.
Normally when the spine moves during deep breathing, the lymph nodes are squeezed and the white blood cells enter the blood circulation.If the mid-back spine has a subluxation, it cannot move and therefore the lymph does not get circulated. Chiropractic Adjustments in the mid-back free the spine and the rib cage which moves the lymph and allows free movement of the spine for a deeper inhalation.
The adjustment of the thoracic spine also takes the nerve interference off the nerves that go to the lungs.
My daughter, who had asthma, was relieved immediately of an attack by adjusting the top 3 vertebrae of the thoracic spine.
Nutrition is imperative when talking about allergies.
Of course, if you are allergic to foods, you should avoid them completely. But, there are people who are ‘sensitive’ to food and do not realize it because they have mild or hidden symptoms. The food sensitivity causes inflammation in their body, then when seasonal allergies come into play, the reaction is heightened. Being tested for food sensitivity, doing a cleanse to help heal the gut and the liver, and taking supplements that support the immune system modulate the allergy reaction and are keys to dealing with allergies.
We have many supplements that help with allergies;
Allerplex, Antronex, Sinus Forte, SP 21-day cleanse to name just a few. We are here to help our patients through the challenging allergy seasons.