A new season is in the air, but so are a multitude of allergens. Those of you who suffer from seasonal allergies may be desperate but are not alone. Did you know that approximately 50 million adults, children, and elderly all over the United States are affected by allergies?

If you live near Clifton, New Jersey, you have an alternative to the heavy drugs and general misery your allergies may cause. In this post, we will show you how chiropractic care can help with seasonal allergies.

1. The Facts on Allergies.

You should know a few key facts on your on your allergies to better understand their care:

  • The most common allergy is called allergic rhinitis or hay fever.
  • Most common symptoms of allergies are sneezing, runny and stuffy nose, watery eyes, and itching of the eyes, nose, and roof of mouth.
  • Spring and fall are the worst seasons for allergies.
  • Ragweed is the worst allergen in Fall along with burning bush, cocklebur, mugwort, pigweed, ragweed, and others.
  • Tree pollen is the worst allergen in Spring along with beech, birch, cedar, elm, hickory, olive, poplar, and others.
  • Mold counts are higher in the Fall but also increase during warm, humid weather.
  • Allergies are a broad form of medicine that include treating indoor and outdoor allergens, skin allergens, food allergens, and much more.
  • Americans spend $18 billion treating their allergies each year.
  • According to the AAFA, the Northeast United States is one of the most challenging places to live with allergies.

”Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness.” – Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

2. Allergies and the Immune System

In short, the allergy symptoms you experience result from your immune system reacting to a foreign substance. The responses can be sneezing, coughing, runny nose, all the way to anaphylaxis. Your immune system reacts to these substances by “attacking” them as they would a virus, bacteria, etc.

Lymphoid are the organs involved with the immune system and affect the growth, development, and release of white blood cells. Each lymphoid organ plays a role in the production and activation of these particles. For example, the spleen and tonsils are two such types of lymphoid.

Remember, something you are allergic to has entered your system and is attacking your immune system. How can you increase the function of your immune system and protect the lymphoid from what is attacking your body?

”A first-time occurrence (of allergies) can happen at any age, or recur after many years of remission.” – John Hopkins Medicine

3. Chiropractic Treatments for Seasonal Allergies

One of the systems in your body that directly affects the immune system is the nervous system. The immune system works best when the nervous system works best. Chiropractic adjustments optimize the nervous system through spinal and other adjustments, resulting in improved body systems, including the immune system. A spinal or similar misalignment can disrupt the communication between the central nervous system and the rest of your body. As a result, your body is more susceptible to your allergies. Targeted spinal alignments help improve the function of your nervous system and immune system. Be sure to tell your chiropractor which allergies you suffer from, as well as their symptoms.

”The central nervous system may also influence the activity of the immune system.” – National Center for Biotechnology Information

4. Other Benefits of Chiropractic Medicine.

Chiropractic treatments offer other benefits for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. For ex-ample, many of those who suffer from allergies also have asthma or chronic headaches. Chiropractic treatments can help with asthma, as these patients often suffer from back misalignments causing further shortness of breath. In addition, the cause of most headaches is physical and emotional stress, both of which can be alleviated or entirely relieved by chiropractic care.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help With Seasonal Allergies in Clifton, NJ

Finally, if your allergies keep you from living life to its fullest, first consult your family physician. He or she can refer you to a professional chiropractor who can help. To see if chiropractic medicine is suitable for your allergies, we can help develop a custom-tailored treatment plan. If necessary, we can refer you for diagnostic testing such as specialized blood work to better diagnose the issue. Based on the findings, your doctor may even choose to treat your allergies with the assistance of other healthcare professionals.

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