Allergies

Do you have to deal with allergies? Have you developed allergies within the last couple of years? Research shows that chiropractic care can help bring relief to your symptoms. Chiropractic care helps keep the nervous and musculoskeletal system functioning properly. Recent research shows there is a correlation between the nervous and immune system. Chiropractors are trained to remove nerve interferences and allow the immune system to work optimally (Freericks, 2008). If the immune system gets weak it will be unable to fight infections and overact to allergens such as pollen, dust, foods, etc. We try to keep our immune system strengthened so we don’t become vulnerable to allergens.

 

Allergens are the most common immune disorders out there. Mother Earth News reported six naturally allergy remedies that can help you prevent uncontrollable allergies:

 

  1. Avoid using fans to cool rooms, because they can pull pollens indoors.
  2. Keep windows closed while driving; use the air conditioning instead.
  3. Use Neti Pots to clear and wash out your sinuses.
  4. 1,000 mg/day of Quercetin between meals. Treatment should start six weeks prior to allergy season.

*A natural plant-derived compound called a bioflavonoid, quercetin helps stabilize mast cells and prevents them from releasing histamine. Quercetin also is a natural antioxidant that helps mop up molecules called free radicals that cause cell damage, which can lead to cancer. Citrus fruits, onions, apples, parsley, tea, tomatoes, broccoli, lettuce and wine are naturally high in quercetin, but allergy sufferers will most likely need to use supplements to build up enough of this compound to prevent attacks. Those with liver disease shouldn’t use quercetin, so please consult your doctor before using this or any other supplement — especially if you are pregnant or nursing.

 

Dr. Carrie Babcox and Dr. Rachel Catini also use a technique to help drain sinuses. It is called sinus pressure point work. It involves physically activating the sinuses to promote drainage and restore proper function.
 

Freericks, Hans. “Allergy Relief Through Chiropractic Care?” July 2008. Hans Freericks Chiropractic Corporation. Retrieved: May 2012. http://mydiscoverchiropractic.com/chiropractic/allergy-relief-through-chiropractic-care/

 

Keiley, Lynn. “6 Natural Allergy Remedies.” Mother Earth News-The Original Guide To Living Wisely. Aug-Sept 2006. Ogden Publications, Inc. Retrieved: May 2012. http://www.motherearthnews.com/Natural-Health/2006-08-01/Six-Natural-Allergy-Remedies.aspx?page=2

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