What does chiropractic have to offer the millions of people that suffer from the symptoms of allergies?
Lets ask someone who has experienced it first hand…
My brother became a patient a little over a year ago. As a baby he experienced seasonal allergies as soon as he was born. Poor thing, we didn’t know if he would survive those first few months. His little system was “out of whack” which produced colic symptoms, a constant runny nose, decreased appetite, constant crying, and discoloration of skin. His body could not heal as fast as he got sick. He lived with these symptoms his whole life (well until he became a chiropractic patient).
Unfortunately, he learned to accept his condition and he got used to this lifestyle. After school and moving back to my hometown to begin practicing, it made complete sense to enroll everyone I knew into a chiropractic care plan. If only that went both ways! Thankfully, my brother became a patient. And yes, he looked at me like I was crazy when I told him he was on his way to a healthy bodily system including his constant sniffing and snotting.
I put him on a twice a week adjustments with specific at-home exercises. His body had no idea what it was missing! His brain now had a perfect connection to the rest of his body, which in time proved that his body was capable of healing just as it was designed to! The plan had to be frequent and consistent at the beginning to get noticeable and measurable changes. As a team, we conquered not only back pain and headaches, but allowed his innate to take over and transform his allergy symptoms. His participation proved that teamwork is the best work!
*Here’s how it worked. When your brain can’t communicate to the parts of your body that reproduces new and healthy cells, the job can’t get done. The result is abnormal or inefficient cells that should be replacing good cells that just wore out. This is how dis-ease can happen. Your body is created to protect itself from outside invaders. This includes pollen, mold, dust, pet dander, etc. These irritants stimulate the histamine in your body which is a good response! But when your body produces TOO much or not enough, symptoms will be noticed. I could get really technical here with the description of T-cells and antibodies and all that good stuff, but I won’t because I will assume that you can Google or perform your own research on that cool science stuff. (And while your researching, look at all the great stuff on chiropractic and allergies!) Doctor/nurse friends: I really encourage you to study spinal anatomy and how nerve cells can die; understanding nervous system anatomy helped open my eyes to TRUE healthcare. Side note: the nerves that innervate your lungs originate directly from the thoracic spine (T2-T4) or mid-back. Wouldn’t it make sense to adjust that region which stimulates the bronchioles to open up and allow better breathing?
|A great picture showing the nerve innervation to the lung. The parasympathetic and sympathetic are the fight or flight response to stress. The motor nerves control the inhalation and exhalation.
In response, my brother was able to give his son something he was denied, a body that heals efficiently from DAY 1! He let a chiropractor (me) check his spine when he was 3 days old. Does this mean he will never experience being sick, runny noses, or fever? No. But it does mean it will be less frequent and his recovery time will be less. Ask my family.
I want you to experience this same relief. If you know of anyone in your life that suffers with symptoms, please let them know that there is hope. Encourage them to talk with a chiropractor to determine if they are a candidate for care.
With love always,