Allergies are caused by the body's over reaction to normally harmless substances in the environment. They typically cause reactions like red, itchy eyes; stuffy or runny nose; sore, scratchy throat; hay fever, or even hives and are also linked with asthma.
Common allergens (the particles that cause the allergic response) are pollen, grass, dust, mold/mildew, animal dander, scents/perfumes, insect bites/stings, dyes, food, and medications.
Most allergy sufferers try a variety of remedies to alleviate the symptoms: over the counter medications, nasal rinses, or homeopathic remedies. For more severe cases, they may try steroids, or epinephrine (Epi-Pen).
So, what does this have to do with Chiropractic?
Current research shows that there is a direct link between the nervous system and the immune system. So, when Chiropractors remove nerve interference through adjustments, it allows the immune system to work optimally. Your immune system helps to prevent disease and infection, deal with stress, and promote overall well being.
So, the next time you sneeze, head to your Chiropractor. They can help you fight allergies more effectively and with less medication!