Allergies in Downtown Seattle

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A few weeks back my colleague Dr. Steffen blogged about flu season. His information was great, right? If you suffer from allergies, you know certain seasons can make them worse – but for some people, allergies are a year-round challenge.

When it comes to living with allergies I’m talking about the following symptoms: sneezing, runny nose, inflammation, coughing, and itchy eyes.

What you may not know is that chiropractic care can help with your allergies – in a roundabout way. Let’s first talk about allergies and what causes them.

An allergic reaction is initiated by the immune system as a response to what the immune system believes is a harmful substance (think pet hair, dust, or certain weeds). The immune system’s job is to rid the body of that substance that it believes is harming or going to harm it. The substance itself may not be harmful – but it’s how the immune system interprets the substance to be. When this reaction is initiated our immune system releases a bunch of cells called mast cells. Those cells release a substance called histamine. Histamine is the substance that causes running noses, watery eyes, coughing, and the modulation of inflammatory cells called cytokines. All those bodily reactions are meant to help rid the body of the harmful substance.

Chiropractic care does not treat allergies or treat the immune system. Chiropractic adjustments affect the nervous system. The nervous system is how your body communicates with itself through neurological pathways and cells. Chiropractic adjustments help to remove any inference of communication in neural pathways and help stimulate neuro-modular cells in the body. When the nervous system can communicate properly and efficiently, the body’s immune system can do the job it’s supposed to do.

This is why some people have seen benefits from chiropractic care with seasonal allergies.

While a visit to your chiropractor isn’t your first line of defense in treating allergies, it is a good supplementary and complementary care to add to your seasonal allergy regimen. Seasonal allergy relief can sometimes be a benefit of chiropractic care.

As you’re battling your allergies remember that prevention is the best cure! And if you’re battling back or neck issues, a visit to Lake Union Wellness is your best cure.

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A few weeks back my colleague Dr. Steffen blogged about flu season. His information was great, right? If you suffer from allergies, you know certain seasons can make them worse – but for some people, allergies are a year-round challenge.
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