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Breathing fresh air

More than 50 million Americans have allergies, making it the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the US. If you are among this demographic, you have probably tried numerous over-the-counter and prescription medications over the years. Even so, you may continue to struggle with allergy symptoms, whether seasonally or year-round. If you’re ready to relieve allergies naturally, consider visiting a chiropractic center for holistic treatment.

What Causes Allergies?

Allergies are the result of an exaggerated immune response. After all, there’s nothing inherently harmful about pollen, pet dander, dust, and other allergens, but your body attacks them as if they could make you sick. As your immune system goes into protective mode, it produces histamines in an attempt to rid the body of allergens. This results in sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, and a runny nose.

What are Some Problems with Allergy Medications?

Recommended allergy treatments vary from person to person. Certain medications work wonders for some people while barely working for others. Many medicines also come with unpleasant side effects, including:

  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Restlessness
  • Mood swings
  • Blurred vision
  • Trouble urinating
  • Confusion

Not all allergy medications carry these side effects, and you may choose to continue taking the prescriptions your doctor recommends. Still, you can treat allergies naturally by getting at the root cause of the problem with chiropractic care.

How Does Chiropractic Care Provide Allergy Relief?

The body has miraculous self-healing capabilities. The key is to properly coordinate and control signals between the brain and the body. That’s where chiropractic services come in. Here are some of the natural modalities a chiropractic center can offer to help relieve your allergies:

  • Spinal adjustments: A misaligned spine can interfere with signals traveling down the spinal cord. By removing subluxations, chiropractors promote improved communication between the brain and the body. This balances your nervous system and boosts immune function to reduce your allergy symptoms.
  • Massage therapy: Various massage techniques are used to ease stress and relax the body. Since stress can make allergies and illnesses worse, frequent massages are recommended to help your entire body work better.
  • Functional medicine: A medical practitioner can help you explore your health history, living environment, lifestyle, and genetic factors to determine if any of these factors could be the underlying cause of your allergies. Then, a fully customized treatment plan can help restore total body wellness.
  • Nutritional IV therapy: Not everyone gets the nutrients they need through diet alone, which can cause allergies. A nutritional IV drip could be the key to improving your health and combating allergy symptoms, not to mention boosting your energy levels, improving your mood, and much more.

The chiropractors and functional medicine practitioners at Effective Integrative Healthcare are prepared to help you relieve allergies without medications or harmful side effects. If you’re ready to improve your health and wellness, please contact our Crofton or Millersville, MD office and schedule a free consultation today.