Allergies are an incorrect response by your immune system to an allergen (substances that normally have no effect on people) resulting in sneezing, coughing, congestion, hives, rashes, and in severe cases, seizure and anaphylactic shock. These symptoms are caused by the histamines your immune system creates in an attempt to protect your body against the allergen.
When your spine is misaligned it can impinge on the nerves in your body. The nervous system controls everything including chemical and hormone release. Any insult to the nervous system will cause the body to not function properly, and your immune system cannot work at an optimal level.
Chiropractors realign the spine to relieve any stress on nerves. This allows the immune system to work at a higher level, making it easier to fight off infections while recognizing allergens. When your immune system recognizes allergens, it will not overreact to them, or at least not react as severely to them.
In our office, most patients report a decrease in the severity and the frequency of allergies, and most cease taking drugs all together. Gonstead chiropractic does not work like an anti-histamine as a direct, short term relief from allergies. Gonstead chiropractic allows your body to be better equipped to fight against allergies. If you suffer from allergies, please call and schedule a consultation with your Gonstead chiropractor to see if you qualify for care.