Chiropractic care increases the body’s ability to fight off allergens, including seasonal allergies, by taking pressure off the nervous system allowing the immune system to function at it’s best.
Let’s start off by describing how chiropractic care helps boost the immune system.
Dr. Scott Gardner: We know that the nervous system is the master control system for the entire body. The better the nervous system is working, the better all the systems in the body will work, in particular, the immune system. They’re directly related. The stronger the nervous system is, the stronger the immune system is going to be. Then, the opposite, the weaker the nervous system, the weaker the immune system.
Which chiropractic techniques work the best to help reduce allergy symptoms?
Dr. Scott Gardner: All the techniques work to strengthen the nervous systems, but, for me, the upper cervical technique is the one I tend to focus on, when I have somebody that’s really having a challenge with allergies. The reason being, is that the upper cervical is the area that has the nerve supply that goes to our ears, and to our sinuses. So, I really do like to put an extra focus into that section of the spine.
Besides seasonal allergies, what other allergies can be relieved with chiropractic care?
Dr. Scott Gardner: I believe chiropractic care has the strongest effect on seasonal allergies, but certain food allergies can definitely be helped with chiropractic care, as well.
Can chiropractic treatments reduce, or even eliminate someone’s dependency on over-the-counter allergy medicine, to help treat their allergy symptoms?
Dr. Scott Gardner: Yes. We see it on a regular basis. The better we get the nervous system working, the better a person’s body will function. Our patients tell us on a regular basis how they’re taking less, or even no allergy medications, once we really start getting that nervous system working better.
Lastly, what are some other things people can do naturally to help alleviate allergy symptoms?
Dr. Scott Gardner: Using a saline spray can be helpful by cleaning the irritants from the mucous membrane. I also like the combination of, it’s one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and one teaspoon of locally grown honey, so that you’re introducing the pollen that’s going to be in the area, into the system in a small amount, so that the body can really build up a tolerance to it.
Also, Coenzyme Q10 is a really important supplement in helping with allergies, helps with breathing, helps with circulation, so, really important supplement.
If you are interested in speaking with Dr. Scott Gardner visit www.gardnerfamilychiro.com or call 973-614-9256 to schedule an appointment.