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Learn About ‘Allergies’

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Learn About ‘Allergies’

Allergies.  What is really  happening to your body?  The immune system becomes confused by some sort of foreign substance or object and creates a response.  A HEALTHY response is one that occurs for a limited amount of time. The term allergen only becomes involved when your body does not adapt to the foreign invader.  Don’t become confused with what your body innately knows and what the commercials tell you. Just because “allergy medicine” is readily publicized as the “natural remedy” doesn’t mean that your body doesn’t have it’s own innate ability to adapt.  A hypersensitivity is a learning exercise for your body. Don’t suppress it with over the counter medication. Your body won’t learn from it.

Healthy Inside = Timed Response

When the central nerve system is in a healthy state, inadvertently the spine is in a healthy state.  Hence, the ‘healthy inside’. When the spine is placed under duress and a subluxation manifests, it puts the body in a constant state of dis-ease.  So, automatically, your CNS is stressed out which will alter the function and the precise coordinated attack of the immune system. When a nerve becomes inflamed sometimes it fires too much.  Sometimes it fires too little. In either case, whenever a nerve becomes irritated the body cannot function correctly. The immune system keeps attacking the foreign substance and keeps feeling threatened over and over again.  It’s like ‘saying uncle’ over and over and no one listens or stops what’s happening. Your immune response should be precisely timed to learn from the foreign substance and ADAPT.

Reducing The S Word… Stress

Symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes can cause added stress for allergy sufferers and may even be the root of the stress for some.  With regular spinal check-ups, you can ensure that your CNS is functioning in an optimal state and reduce and minimize the amount of spinal strain that it places on your CNS.  There is an intimate connection that exists between your CNS and your immune system. There are measurable improvements in immune function within minutes after a spinal adjustment.  This is measured by antibodies in the saliva. Don’t wait to get your spine checked. Eliminate the possibility of foreign substances creating a foothold in your immune system. Fire back and heal!

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We Can Help You With That

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We Can Help You With That

We can help you with that.  Help with what?  Your bodies overall functionality.  People say that  “Chiropractors think they can cure anything.”  There is truth and misguided information in this statement.  First, your Chiropractor should be teaching you why and how they can help the body.  Second, the word cure is thrown around way to loosely and should not be used in chiropractic care. Understand the major premise to understand your Chiropractors thought process.

The Major Premise

Scientifically we understand that the brain and spinal cord, collectively called the central nerve system (CNS) regulates, controls, and even made every system and part of you. When a nerve exiting out of the spinal column has stress placed on it, immediately the nerve deviates off of normal tone. The organs, cells, and tissues that the nerve supplies will as a result begin to become hyper or hypo, thus damaging the body.  This “major premise” is not just recognized by Chiropractors. It is no different than what medical doctors have been taught in basic physiology.  The difference however, begins in treating the damaged organ and addressing the cause which controls, and coordinates the organ to help the body adapt and function properly.

Chiropractic Enables Your Body To Adapt

Chiropractic does not treat, nor cure the body. When a Chiropractor adjusts a specific area that is placing undo stress on a specific nerve the body immediately begins to release adaptive forces. Meaning? You begin to heal yourself. This once again is not a new “made up concept.” People are demanding more natural and effective forms of healthcare. You’d be amazed with what wellness and regular chiropractic care can do to enhance your health and performance. If your lifestyle does not include specific spinal healthcare, your body cannot function efficiently.​ By eliminating stress on the CNS you will have a positive impact on your ability to adapt and function. #getchecked

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Banish Seasonal Allergies Naturally

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Banish Seasonal Allergies Naturally

Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Focus on creating a lifestyle that supports your mind, body and your spirit. Don’t rely or turn to medicine and its probability.  Seasonal allergies do not have to hold you back from the world you want to experience. This is not a gimmick, fad or a sale.  Seasonal allergies become apparent when your body is failing to heal and adapt to the stress placed on it.

Why Do Seasonal Allergies Occur?

There are two obvious reasons.  First, we begin to spend more time outside and begin to acclimate to the changes that are occurring.  Secondly, your body is responding to the allergens that have technically always been here.  When the irritant/allergen is inhaled, eaten or touched, the body produces specific antibodies called immunoglobulin, which triggers the release of histamines. Once released, histamines begin ravaging the body. Blood pressure drops, nearby blood vessels dilate, and the spaces between surrounding cells fill with fluid.  This inflammatory response launches a cascade of miserable symptoms, from itching and sneezing to nausea and vomiting.

The Chemical Cascade of Histamines

If two people are standing right next to each other, breathing the same air, why would Person A start producing mucus buildup and sneezing while Person B is completely fine?  What is the difference?  It’s the same air quality for both.  There are MANY factors that are the same and MANY that are different.  Ultimately, it depends on person A’s central nerve system (CNS) and how it responds and processes the air.  Person A will begin to produce more histamines, but then will typically go to Walgreen’s and buy Anti-Histamines.  Person A fails to realize that their body is still making histamines and their “cure” is a cover-up for a couple hours.  They never truly address the cause.

Chiropractic “Heals” The Body

Chiropractors are nerve system specialists.  We focus on subluxations (misalignment’s in the spine) that irritate the CNS and cause damage to your tissues cells.  Cells of the immune system and inflammatory cells receive orders and communicate in their response via the CNS.  Stress can be defined as “a state of disharmony or threatened homeostasis provoked by psychological, environmental, and physiological stressors.”  By removing subluxations, your body is able to adapt and heal from the so called “seasonal allergies”.  Why deal with symptoms when you can go straight to the cause with chiropractic!

Chiropractic And Allergies

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Chiropractic And Allergies

Hereditary, pollen, food, itching, swelling, histamines, just a couple of words that people associate allergies with.  How about associating allergies with immune system function and response?  More importantly the role between chiropractic and allergies.  Why do some people respond differently to some things than others do? Let’s begin our crash course in the body.  Your central nerve system controls and processes all incoming and outgoing information (so, everything that you do, think, or want to do) and yes, it controls and regulates the immune system.  Basically, your central nerve system is like the control tower at the airport, if there is a bad experience with allergies and your body, blame the control tower not the planes.

Now, your control tower is very smart and intelligent and tells your immune system to release histamines when something attacks your body.  This is what your body is supposed to do, naturally!  If something such as a subluxation (vertebrae causing dysfunction in the nerve system) causes dysfunction in the control tower, then proper messages to and from that immune system are not going to be connected properly.  What can be a consequence?  Improper releasing of histamines in your body!  So, the solution that we hopefully ponder is to take anti-histamines and suppress our immune system?  Taking something externally to “fix” something internally just does not sound right, it’s just a patch-job (if that, sounds more like insanity).  Recognize, that a subluxation is a deep and nasty thing that goes on for a prolonged period of time and basically just festers in your body causing all sorts of dysfunction.  Understand dysfunction reveals itself initially by signs and symptoms and we begin to live with them and think it is normal for us.  What does chiropractic and allergies have in common?  In chiropractic we seek to find the cause of the dysfunction.   Chiropractic and allergies you need to realize is not a cure, it’s healing, and in healing your body overall becomes stronger.  Have your nerves checked for possible subluxations causing dysfunction within your body.

 

The Uncompromising Allergies Symptoms

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The Uncompromising Allergies Symptoms

Allergies symptoms seem to sprout up during the spring season.  As we are gearing up for some amazing hikes, water time, and just being outside we might become limited with possible allergies acting up.  After experiencing a “flare up” it can become very debilitating and self-limiting.  So, let’s boost that immune system the only natural way that does not involve taking anything!  Have your nerves checked for vertebral subuxations (dysfunction in the nerve system).  Am I saying that a vertebral subluxation causes allergies symptoms?  No.  I am saying your body’s immune system is compromised if a vertrebral subluxation is present.  Dysfunction in the nerve system causes signs and symptoms to appear in your body.  Runny nose, irritated eyes, and sinus pressure can be very debilitating.  While you might think it is  “normal” that you always have these signs and symptoms, there has to be a CAUSE; a root to the problem.

Chiropractic has been helping individuals combat allergies symptoms for some time and will continue to do so.  The way chiropractors do this is by addressing and finding the CAUSE.  The cause is the vertebral subluxation that compromises optimal function.  Without proper function the immune system becomes compromised.  Allow your body to heal with proper communication via chiropractic.  Chiropractic adjustments do not cure or treat your signs and symptoms.  Chiropractic adjustments enable your body to adapt and allow your nerve system to be properly connected to your immune, GI, and all body systems.  Over 50 trillion cells in your body and these all need to make sure they are functioning to their correct ability.  This is accomplished by a healthy functioning nerve system.  Millions of people are suffering from allergies symptoms.  Restore proper communication to your body’s immune system and enjoy the natural wonders of our state worry free.  

A 2013 study1 reported that chiropractic adjustments were effective at increasing lung functioning, and some recent research2 shows that chiropractic care can help reduce the symptoms of asthma in some children.

 

  1. Engel RM, Vemulpad SR, Beath K. Short-term effects of a course of manual therapy and exercise in people with moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a preliminary clinical trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2013;36(8):490-6
  2. Pepino VC, Ribeiro JD, Ribeiro MA, de Noronha M, Mezzacappa MA, Schivinski CI. Manual therapy for childhood respiratory disease: A systematic review. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2013;36(1):57-65.