Allergy Relief Springfield – Upper Cervical Chiropractic
For some, allergies are seasonal; for others, it is an unrelenting runny nose, itchy eyes, constant sneezing and a feeling that your sinuses are blocked. According to Web-MD, 55% of the US population tests positive to one or more allergen.
An allergy is the overreaction of your immune system to a substance in the environment. When you have an allergic reaction, your body has an alarm that goes off. It recognizes that there is an invader and produces an inflammatory reaction. In the case of hay fever and seasonal allergies, the body is overreacting to pollen. The body ineffectively sees the pollen as a threat and in response your body releases histamine.
Histamine is a substance in your body that is released by mast cells. Histamine causes the body to bring fluid to the area that is under attack. This abnormal response causes the itchiness, swelling, and uncomfortable feelings you have during an allergic reaction. There are a whole host of allergic reactions that people suffer from. To read further about how histamine is involved in these types of allergic reactions this link covers it in detail.
What’s the Solution?
There is a plethora of literature that explains the mechanism that produces an allergy. But as with most things in our health care system, there is very little understanding or focus on how to fix the underlying cause of allergies.
We would like to talk about several things we have found in our practice that help people with the annoying and sometimes life-altering reactions that allergy sufferers have to deal with.
Conventional allergy treatments are antihistamine drugs, avoiding the things that make you allergic and allergy shots. Most of you that have allergies want to know what is it that lies beneath the surface that makes one allergic? Why does one person suffer from allergies and not another? In the next paragraphs, we will first explain what an allergy is and then we will give you something you can do in your life to help your body heal through the underlying issues that cause them.
Leaky Gut Syndrome
In recent years, a lot of research has been focused on the hyperpermeability of the gut. This condition is known as Leaky Gut Syndrome, where the intestinal wall becomes hyperpermeable. As a result, proteins leak into the bloodstream, causing a weakening of the immune system, and the immune system becomes overactive. This is because it recognizes the proteins as invaders. Since allergies are immune system based, this weakening due to Leaky Gut Syndrome can be one causative agent that starts a cascade of events that eventually lead to allergies.
Upper Cervical Care and Allergies
Upper Cervical Care is a discipline that deals with the intimate relationship of the upper cervical spine and the central nervous system. The junction of the head meeting with the neck is inherently unstable. The head weighs on average 10-13 pounds. It rests on the top vertebra called the atlas that weighs 2 ounces. As we go through life, traumas such as car accidents, slip and falls, and sports injuries can cause the atlas to shift out of position and become locked out-of-place. This starts a chain reaction through the entire body that weakens the function of the body.
A recent article published shows that the immune system is directly under the control of the nervous system(1). As a result, a misalignment at the atlas level over time can insidiously cause immune system problems.
It has been our experience in our office that people who suffer from a whole range of allergy symptoms greatly improve when they have their atlas corrected. To learn more about this procedure listen to this video: http://bit.ly/1uIeVfz.
Your Body Can Heal Itself
Are you or a friend are suffering from allergies? If so, it would be prudent to get your upper cervical spine checked for spinal cord interference. As we always say when we finish these blogs. Nature needs no help just no interference. Where there is a problem there is a cause. Don’t settle for the treatment of symptoms. Realize that your body can and will heal itself. You just need to do some things that give it a chance.
If you have unresolved allergy symptoms or an unresolved health issue schedule a consultation with Upper Cervical Specialist Dr. Frederick Schurger.
Dr. Schurger’s office is located in Springfield,IL and services Berlin, Mechanicsburg, Taylorville, Pana, Petersburg, Loami, Athens, Lincoln, Divernon, Decatur, Forsyth, Monticello, Havana, Virginia IL, Kilbourne , Waverly, Franklin IL, Mt.Pulaski, Clinton, Chatham, Jerome, Rochester, Arthur, Sherman, Riverton, New Berlin, Pleasant Plains, Auburn IL, Glenarm, Tuscola, Arcola, Mattoon, Sullivan, Lovington, Chicago and outlying suburbs.