As if we weren’t dealing with enough these days, allergy season is here — and even social distancing can’t help. Holistic chiropractic care from Dr. Lynelle McSweeney here in Reno can help you keep your lungs, sinuses, and liver strong and healthy to combat allergies. Here’s how.
UNDERSTANDING SEASONAL ALLERGIES
Our bodies use a number of complex and amazing systems designed to keep us safe from harm. One of them is the immune system, which uses methods like sneezing, coughing, and vomiting to expel harmful substances. An allergic response, however, is the result of an overactive immune system. When you have an allergic reaction, your immune system is waging an all-out attack to something that may not be a real danger.
Take hay fever, for example. The body identifies a harmless airborne substance airborne substance as problematic, and it starts creating antibodies in defense. The next time you’re exposed to the substance, the antibodies trigger the release of histamines into the bloodstream, which prompt reactions like coughing and sneezing to defend against what it perceives to be dangerous.
The side effects — itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing, runny nose, etc. — can be irritating enough to seek medical intervention. A doctor will treat these symptoms with medications that can bring about their own unpleasant side effects. And that’s why it may be worth investigating holistic chiropractic care for seasonal allergies first.
THE ROLE OF CHIROPRACTIC
How does an aligned spine impact seasonal allergies? You might be surprised. Hypersensitivity is individual, and a sublimation can be a reason for that particular hypersensitivity. Localized irritations stemming from improper alignment can impact signals to the nerves system — signals that travel on the same path as those relating to environmental messages. This kind of mixed messaging can cause an allergic response. In comparison, a healthy, aligned body is able to effectively neutralize allergens instead of overreacting.
In this time of COVID-19, keeping your lungs and immune system healthy and strong is particularly important. Holistic chiropractic care with Dr. McSweeney can help you find relief from seasonal allergies beyond treating the symptoms. She has specific protocols that can help reduce your sensitivity to plants and pollen. She can also check your body’s immune system to identify any deficiencies that could help against allergy attacks. The office has a number of natural allergy nutrition supplements and patches that can offer a big improvement to springtime allergies. Schedule an appointment now to learn more, or call our office to discuss the option of telemedicine.