Research shows that with regular chiropractic care, the body’s immune system will work more efficiently. When the immune system is healthy and working properly it is better able to identify foreign objects such as dust, pollen, bacteria, mold, and dander. Once detected, a healthy immune system will properly deal with these objects so the body is not harmed. If the immune system is not working properly it can over react to these objects resulting in allergy symptoms such as runny nose, watery and itchy eyes, sneezing, and fatigue.
Chiropractors can get great results with allergies by working with the immune system. They typically find nerves pinched in the lower neck or low back as well. Once the nerve pressure is removed with an adjustment by a chiropractor the immune system will work more efficiently. If the immune system is not functioning properly, the body will over-produce histamine causing allergy type symptoms. With a healthy and full functioning nervous system the body’s immune system will work properly and have a better ability to properly handle common allergens it is exposed to.
Along with chiropractic adjustments and care, diet plays a big role in allergies as well. Some foods to avoid include milk, orange juice, beer and refined foods. These foods cause an increase in mucous production which is increased with allergies. Helpful vitamins include vitamin A, vitamin B3, B6, vitamin C, vitamin E. Standard process supplements that help with allergies include Allerplex, Antronex, Cal-Amo.