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Allergies

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Your body inappropriately perceives the allergen as a threat.

Chiropractic care doesn’t treat allergies. So, why do so many people with allergies mention that they see improvement by receiving care in our practice?

It’s Not the Pollen

There are many signs of an allergic reaction. Itchy eyes. Runny nose. Sneezing. Skin rash. More serious reactions can include constricted air passageways, vomiting and even death. All this from a handful of peanuts, an encounter with a cat or microscopic grains of pollen in the air!

If everyone reacted to these common substances, we could fix the blame squarely on the nut, dander, shellfish or pollen. But not everyone reacts.

What is it?

Inappropriate Threat

Your nervous system is the master system that orchestrates your immune system, glandular system, respiratory system and every other system that reacts inappropriately to an allergen. Normally, these systems help you respond and adapt to the world around you. But suffering from uncontrollable sneezing around a house cat is probably an inappropriate reaction.

If your nervous system isn’t working right, you don’t work right. So, rather than direct our attention to the countless potential allergens, we locate and reduce the disturbances we find to your nervous system.

A Full Bucket

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How full is your adaptation bucket?

Each of us was born with the capacity to withstand or adapt to stress. If we’re unable to deal with things we eat, breathe or come into contact with it may be because our margin to adapt is used up.

Pretend that this bucket represents your capacity to adapt to the physical, emotional and chemical stresses of life. Every stressful encounter your body faces, fills up your bucket.

If your bucket is already full and you encounter pollen, foods or other chemicals, your bucket overflows. When that happens, people say they’re having an allergic reaction. But what they’re really saying is, “I’ve lost my ability to adapt. My margin is used up.”

Chiropractic: Nervous System

So, we don’t treat allergies. We look for ways to restore your ability to adapt to allergens by locating and reducing disturbances to your nervous system. Simple, really.

We’d love to discuss your specific allergy issue and how chiropractic may help. Contact us today!

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Patient Testimonials

Eliminated My Need For Allergy Shots

Sometimes you see the full benefit of good health when you become a parent. Shout out to Dr. Saylor who, nearly 20 years ago, eliminated my need for allergy shots. As a child with severe allergies to pretty much everything, my mother did the best thing she knew to do at the time by taking me to an allergist. After several painful scratch tests, I was prescribed weekly shots, one in each arm. The shots were painful and would swell for a day or two, but they were the means to relieve my coughing and sneezing. Over the years and into my adulthood, I weaned myself to two shots every 2 weeks, but even at that I still suffered with sinus issues and frequent migraines. One day, Dr. Saylor convinced me to let her adjust me to address my allergies.

I had never been to a chiropractor, much less knew that chiropractic could help with allergies, but I trusted her and agreed. It was life changing: since that 1st adjustment I have never again needed a shot. Regular chiropractic adjustments have eliminated all allergy symptoms, sinus issues, and migraines. Plus, my adjustments contribute to my overall well-being: I sleep better, function better, and feel better. Today, as the mom of two beautiful kids, I now have a better tool in my belt to help them when they’re feeling sniffly, sneezy, or achy. Added bonus: they love going to Van Every and will never endure an awful scratch test with chiropractic in our corner.

Truly, Liz T.