Allergies and asthma
A great many Americans suffer from allergies and asthma, particularly in the South. Pollution, pollen, dust, pet dander and grass can all exacerbate these illnesses and make life almost unbearable, especially in the spring and summer months. It’s no wonder that millions of dollars are spent on over-the-counter and prescription medications for these conditions each year. Unfortunately, these drugs are accompanied by multiple side effects, including drowsiness, and patients often build up a tolerance to them over time. Absolute Health Chiropractic offers all natural treatment, without side effects, to relieve allergy and asthma symptoms and allow you to breathe easy again.
Food allergies are being reported more and more often. They’re particularly dangerous in children and can be caused by exposure to a wide range of foods, the most common being peanuts, milk products, gluten and shellfish. An acute, severe allergic reaction to food is known as anaphylaxis and can be life-threatening.
Can food allergies be treated with chiropractic?
Chiropractic treatment can help reduce the severity of food allergies over time. Subluxations, or small dislocations, of the vertebrae cause aberrant signals along the spinal nerves, resulting in dysfunction of the body’s organs. This includes organs related to allergic reactions, like the adrenal glands. Manual chiropractic adjustment corrects these subluxations, soothing irritated nerves and restoring proper function to various internal organs. It should be noted that complementary chiropractic treatments for food allergies carry no side effects and are completely safe.
Environmental and seasonal allergies
These types of allergies are the result of inhaled allergens and cause a whole host of issues – stuffy nose, sinus problems, coughing, sneezing, irritated eyes and headaches. Environmental allergies are caused by the body’s overreaction to foreign materials like pollen, dust, etc. Medications are not always effective and are often quite expensive.
Although environmental allergies are usually more severe when there’s a lot of pollen in the air, they can occur year round. For many patients, allergies keep them from enjoying life to the fullest, as they opt to stay indoors rather than deal with the multiple symptoms.
Why you should see a chiropractor for allergy relief
Chiropractic takes a multifaceted approach to combating seasonal and environmental allergies. Dr. Haines at Absolute Health Chiropractic provides methods to lessen and eliminate allergy problems. After an in-depth consultation, Dr. Haines will correct any vertebral subluxations of the spine, ensuring unimpeded nerve signals for a healthier immune system.
Next, therapy will focus on any other problem areas. For example, sinusitis and allergies often go hand in hand. By fixing subluxations of the skull and facial bones, Dr. Haines opens the sinuses, allowing for clear passages and reduced pressure. These same techniques are used to relieve headache pain that may be caused by allergies. Furthermore, Dr. Haines provides nutritional consultations to identify opportunities to reduce allergy severity through a healthy diet.
Classified as a restrictive lung disease, asthma is a chronic inflammation of the airways inside the lungs. Anyone, from children to the elderly, can suffer from asthma. The symptoms include shortness of breath, fainting, and the inability to get a “full breath” of air. In some cases, asthma can be fatal.
How can chiropractic therapy help asthma patients?
A 2001 paper concluded that chiropractic can be of benefit for asthma patients. But how does this work? The simple act of breathing is actually the result of a set of complex muscle movements. The lungs, diaphragm and other accessory muscles all work together to inhale and exhale effectively. Through professional chiropractic adjustment, Dr. Haines ensures that the nerves controlling these muscles are not entrapped and that the nerve signals are traveling freely. This results in increased lung capacity and an easier mechanism of breathing.
Chiropractic therapy from Dr. Haines is an excellent, non-invasive treatment option for allergies and asthma. Through these completely natural techniques, Dr. Haines is able to offer relief to patients suffering from debilitating respiratory conditions. Additionally, regular chiropractic care reduces the risk of recurring symptoms and results in a robust, healthy immune system.
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