#68 Everything You Need to Know About Allergies


Chiropractic West Bend WI Everything You Need To Know About Allergies

What Are Allergies?

Allergies are the hypersensitive immune responses to allergens. Allergens are, essentially, any substance that comes in contact with the body that your body deems foreign and triggers an inflammatory response. While these substances can be found in food, drinks, and the environment, they may not harm one individual, but can cause an allergic response in another.

5 Helpful Tips To Combat Allergies

  1. Avoid white refined sugar as it has no nutritional value and over taxes the body during digestion
  2. Avoid dairy products as they increase the production of mucus and can increase and mimic allergic reactions
  3. Avoid grains as they are difficult to digest and are commonly an allergen in children
  4. Replace old pillows and blankets as they are dust collectors over the years
  5. Go natural and organic, whether it be in your diet or at home products to avoid harsh chemical toxins

Supplements and Allergies

  • Probiotics work to restore and increase immunity through proper gut health
  • Chlorella is a freshwater algae super food that boosts the immune system
  • Quercetin is a natural antihistamine and natural antiviral that works to suppress allergic responses and boost immune system function

Allergies and Upper Cervical Chiropractic

It is that time of the year again, for some it is seasonal, for others it is an unrelenting runny nose, itchy eyes, constant sneezing, and a heavy and clogged sensation in your sinuses. According to The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 50 million Americans test positive to one or more allergens each year, making allergies the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the United States. While many people are stocking up on over the counter antihistamines and other medications it, may be time to consider alternative, drug-free approaches to handle your allergy symptoms.

NUCCA and Allergies

One of the primary causes of allergies is an impaired immune system. At Gardner Schofield Chiropractic, we specialize in an Upper Cervical Chiropractic technique called NUCCA. The NUCCA adjustment is designed to correct imbalances in the nervous and immune systems by correcting the misalignment in your upper cervical spine (upper neck). Causes of these misalignments include traumas to the head, neck, or spine, auto accidents, whiplash, sports injuries, falls, and poor posture. Even the birth process can put stress on a newborn baby’s neck, causing upper cervical misalignments, which can result in health problems early on in a child’s life.

Misalignments in the upper cervical spine cause direct irritation on the nerves that travel between the brain and spinal cord that supply the respiratory and the immune systems. The adjustments work to restore communication between the brain and these systems to help coordinate the body’s reaction to allergens and support respiratory system function.

If you are among the millions of Americans who suffer from a wide range of allergies, there may be a solution to help minimize your symptoms.  Here at Gardner Schofield Chiropractic, we can help identify any misalignments that may be compromising your immune system.  We would love to help keep your allergic reactions at bay.