Millions of people suffer from seasonal allergies, and it’s no secret Kansas has it all – pollen, ragweed, mold, dust mites, etc. Springtime is beautiful, but a lot of people dread it due to the constant flare-ups caused by these allergens. However, most people aren’t aware that chiropractic care can actually help alleviate allergy and sinus-related symptoms!
How can chiropractic help?
There are many allergy sufferers who have benefited from receiving chiropractic care in our Overland Park chiropractic office. When something enters your body and it isn’t recognized as something that’s supposed to be there, your body has an exaggerated immune response and produces inflammation (allergies). Although chiropractic does not treat the allergens directly, it does help your body reduce the inflammation of the immune response, and significantly helps lessen the symptoms and discomfort of seasonal allergies. Essentially, chiropractic helps your body adapt better to seasonal allergies.
Common allergy treatments
Most people who suffer from allergies take daily nasal sprays, eye drops, or pills. Those options don’t offer a cure, and only mask the symptoms instead of tackling the underlying problem. Many people are unaware of the benefits of chiropractic care in relation to dealing with allergies!
How does chiropractic work?
Chiropractic adjustments release pressure that is on the nervous system which leads to the immune system working more efficiently. Both the immune system and the respiratory system are dependent upon proper communication between the brain and spinal cord to control and coordinate their specific functions. If an interruption occurs in the communication system (such as a misalignment), then the immune system could become compromised. Chiropractic care realigns the spine, which opens the pathways of communication between the brain and spine that allows the body to repair itself. Chiropractic care is a natural approach to allergy treatment and it gives your body the chance to function as it was meant to.
In addition to promoting a strong immune system, chiropractic care will also help regulate cortisol levels during allergy season. Many who suffer from allergies also have weak adrenal gland function. Most people don’t realize that spinal misalignments can directly impact allergic reactions.
What about acupuncture?
Dr. Grabouski utilizes a unique form of acupuncture for allergy sufferers – auricular acupuncture. Auricular acupuncture is the stimulation of acupuncture points on the external ear surface that correspond to areas or functions of the body. All signals induced by ear acupuncture travel through a specific part of the brain to the corresponding body parts. Dr. Grabouski utilizes non-invasive electro acupuncture, meaning no needles and an adjustable “current” that helps reduce symptoms and speed up the healing process.
Auricular acupuncture is especially helpful during allergy season. By targeting specific acupuncture points on the ear and face, Dr. Grabouski can help provide relief for allergy symptoms like runny nose, itchy eyes, scratchy throat, inflammation, puffy eyes, and congestion.
If you are suffering from allergies, contact us, your Overland Park chiropractor today at 913-851-5188, as a visit might be a solution to help minimize your symptoms and treat the underlying cause of your issues.