Allergies & Chiropractic
Allergies - a big problem
In the U.S. - a large percentage of people have some allergies or another. I know you have seen them. They are everywhere. People rubbing their eyes, sneezing, sniffling, and complaining. Some of them deny it saying, " I do not have allergies," or, " I never had allergies before" and many others just try to grin and bear it. Most people take meds to try to help their symptoms, in hopes to feel better... but the allergies keep coming back time & time again.
Knowingly or not, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. The culprits in these most annoying conditions (i.e., the allergen) include some of the most ordinary things, such as cats, dogs, dust, pollen, copper coins, earrings and jewelry, certain foods, chemicals in laundry detergent, perfumes, air sanitizers, insects and insect stings... just to name a few. I once met someone who told me they were allergic to air. I imagine if you are allergic to dust you might as well be allergic to air.
Causes of allergies
Despite the variety of substances that an individual can or may be allergic to, all allergies result from the same basic cause: an immune system that is unable to distinguish between the harmful and the friendly. This is an extremely important point. Many people have the misconception that it is the dust or the pollen (the allergen) that causes the allergic reaction.
It is NOT! It is the body's inability to adapt to the allergen that is the problem! If pollen was the problem, everyone would have allergic symptoms in the presence of pollen, and that is not the case. Rather, it is the body's inability to adapt to the allergen that is the problem. If the immune system is not working optimally... all kinds of different 'allergens' can affect your body. Since your nervous system controls your immune system & it's response... if your nervous system is allowed to work better under Advanced Chiropractic care, this explains why many people report having improvements in their allergies under this type of healthcare system. Get the body & nervous system working better... the immune system works better... allergies can get better.
Can you avoid allergens?!
For example, an article in the newspaper noted that the pollen count was almost 50 times above what is considered normal to the Clean Air Council.
The purpose of the article was to provide readers with tips on how to control allergic reactions, all of which boiled down to avoiding the allergen. The article noted that the high levels had caused reaction in people who had experienced them before. At first glance, this might seem to suggest that indeed it is the pollen that is the cause of allergies. However, as long as there are still people who do not develop symptoms in the presence of these unusually high levels of pollen, then pollen is not the cause.
A healthy nervous system is key!
You see, everyone is born with a certain potential for adapting to pollen (as well as to any other allergen), and some have a greater potential to adapt than others. For those who express no symptoms when in the presence of high concentrations of specific allergens, it is because their bodies are working the way they should. Their bodies do not see pollen as harmful (which it is not) and consequently, do not declare war on it by trying to rush it out of the body by either sneezing or washing tears across the eyes.
More importantly, while everyone is born with a certain potential to adapt to allergens, some may have the potential to adapt but are not fully expressing it because of interference in their nervous systems and immune systems caused by vertebral subluxations (nerve interference).
MD's are baffled by allergies
The medical world admits that the best way to treat any allergy is to avoid the allergens that cause it, but how does one avoid air or dust?! We can't live in a bubble!
We suggest that one of the best things you can do for allergies is to be sure your nervous system is free from nerve interference - so your body can work at its highest potential to recognize what is harmful and what is not.
One of the best ways to make sure your nervous system is fully working at a 100% - get checked and examined for subluxations! Then – if your body shows signs of nerve insult, the Atlas Orthogonal Upper Cervical doctor can correct the problem areas. The adjustments are gentle and painless – as well as extremely effective! There are no side effects. And in many cases - it beats taking a ton of medications that don't work very well and add tons of chemicals to the body.
Dr. Racine has several treatment options for allergies. Getting your nervous system, immune system, and spine balanced and working optimally is key. But if that is not enough, Dr. Racine does have options that are all-natural and can help. While we do not help everyone with allergies (find someone that can, and call us with his/her name!)... about 7 out of 10 people with allergies find relief and help at our clinic.