Spring is a great time to revitalize, rejuvenate, and get ready for summer. However, environmental toxins (over 80,000 chemicals registered for use in the United States), naturally produced allergens like pollen, dust mite, pet dander, and foods such as nuts, shellfish, dairy, and gluten can expose the body to a toxic overload. Symptoms of such an overload can range from:
- A stuffy feeling in the head
- Fatigue of difficulty sleeping
- Indigestion and other temporary gastrointestinal upset
- Food cravings and weight gain
- Reduced mental clarity
- Exacerbated arthritic symptoms
When these symptoms are present, the body’s natural immune response function kicks in and in the presence of external interferences such as subluxations, it can affect many systems. These systems include nervous, immune, respiratory, liver, and adrenals glands which create additional stress for the body thus creating a negative feedback loop. Traditional medicine focuses on suppressing the body’s natural and normal response to allergens with medications while ignoring the cause of the problem completely.
Kids allergies, on the other hand, chiropractic care influences the immune response in various ways. Chiropractic adjustments balance out the nervous system, lower the physical stress on the body, and allows your body’s natural immune system to respond quickly and appropriately to allergic reactions and early symptoms, resulting in the reaction being less severe. Over time with consistent chiropractic treatment in Downers Grove, your stress response systems like your immune system and adrenal glands become stronger thus increasing tolerance to allergens and decreasing the days required to get you back on your feet.