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What Causes Allergic Reactions?

Our immune system is designed to identify and destroy harmful substances from your body via Inflammation, sneezing, cough­ing and other symptoms as part of the response to expel any potential dangers internally. This is a normal response to a potential harm, an allergy is a different response.

An allergic response is when your immune system activates against a substance that is non-harmful. Thereby your body is interpreting a substance as dangerous when it is not.

Why Do People Get Allergies?

There is no one answer as to why some people become allergic to relatively harmless substances and others don’t.

One theory suggests an allergic reaction is an interpretation of your environment. In order to interpret, your body must first get information. The nervous system is part of this information-gathering function of the body. 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 Help with Allergies?

Chiropractic adjustments benefits on the nervous system are well documented so it’s not surprising many chiropractic patients report a reduction of allergy symptoms when treated regularly for segmental dysfunction.  Misalignment or dysfunctional movements of vertebra can cause a central irritation in the spine, which then creates an abnormal signal received by the central nervous system.  When this abnormal signal occurs along the same pathway required for the input of normal environmental messages, the body may not interrupt the information correctly, thus an allergic reaction can occur.

Although scientific research shows chiropractic adjustments do not cause an improvement in all allergy cases, and there is currently no evidence to support the use of manipulation as a treatment modality. There are certain clinical circumstances to warrant the use of chiropractic for therapeutic trail.

If you suffer allergies, consider chiropractic as one of your potential powerful options.

Kate Granger