Spring Has Sprung!
Spring is here and allergy season is already in full swing. As enjoyable as the season is, for many people it means sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny noses. Allergy sufferers are more likely to grab a handful of tissues than stop and smell the flowers making it an unpleasant time of year. If you suffer from allergies, chiropractic may be able to help. Here’s what you need to know.
Your immune system has the very important job of recognizing and removing harmful substances from the body. Sneezing, coughing, vomiting, and inflammation are all methods of ridding dangerous substances from the body. However, an allergic reaction is when your immune system is activated to fight a substance that would usually be considered harmless. The allergic reaction is essentially caused not by the actual substance but by how your body interprets the substance itself.
When an allergic reaction starts, the body activates immune cells called mast cells. The mast cells hold receptors on the surface of their membranes that recognize the substance as either helpful or harmful. When adverse substances are detected, the mast cells then release histamines. These chemicals sensitize your body to react, which then works to rid the harmful substances by coughing, sneezing, etc.
How Can Chiropractic Help with Allergies?
Chiropractic care helps improve the central nervous system which controls all systems of the body, including the immune system. Both the immune system and respiratory system depend on good communication between the brain and spinal cord to coordinate and control their functions. If there is an interruption in that communication due to a misalignment, the immune system may become compromised.
When the immune system functions optimally, it helps prevent infection and disease and helps manage stress to make the body healthier overall. It also attacks the invasion of foreign substances like pollen, dust, and pollution and rids them from the body before they can do damage.
If misalignments are present, that communication is disrupted and can prevent the immune system and respiratory systems from functioning optimally, allowing for allergens to make their way into the body and wreak havoc. When in proper alignment, communication pathways between the brain and spine can be opened up meaning better functioning body systems.
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If you suffer with Allergies, CORE Health Centers can help! Give us a call at 859-869-7100 or request an appointment and schedule your FREE Chiropractic Consultation today!
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