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Allergies

Woman with allergiesAllergic reactions can manifest in many forms: sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose and skin rash. The most severe allergic reaction—anaphylaxis—is a whole body life-threating allergic response. It can occur within minutes of exposure to a trigger food such as tree nuts, shellfish, milk, eggs, wheat and others, or cat dander.

Why do some people who are exposed to these substances not have a reaction while others can experience a severe reaction? Let’s find out.

Getting to the Root

Your nervous system is the master system that coordinates all of the systems of your body including your immune system, glandular system, respiratory system and every other system that reacts wrongly to an allergen. Usually, these systems help you respond and adapt to the world around you. But sneezing nonstop around a house cat is likely an inappropriate response.

Everything comes down to how well your nervous system is working. If it’s not functioning properly, you won’t work right. So, instead of focusing on the seemingly countless potential allergens, we pinpoint and reduce the disturbances in your nervous system.

Is Your Bucket Overflowing?

Did you know that every person has the innate ability to withstand or adapt to stress? However, if we’re unable to deal with the things we eat, breathe or come into contact with it could be that our room to adapt is exhausted.

Imagine that this bucket symbolizes your ability to adapt to traumas, thoughts and toxins, or the physical, emotional and chemical stresses in life. Each stressful encounter your body experiences fills up your bucket.

If your bucket is already brimming and you come in contact with various types of allergens, your bucket overflows. When that takes place, people express that they’re having an allergic reaction. What is really taking place is they’ve lost their ability to adapt and have no more margin.

The Role of the Chiropractic Adjustment

It’s important to state that we don’t treat allergies at Van Every Family Chiropractic Center. Instead, we use a precise adjustment to the sinuses that can help your body fight off allergies. We do a lot of sinus work that will improve the drainage. It’s all cranial as we adjust on the face—right above the nose and inner part of the eye and into the cheekbones. So we would adjust that area where you feel that allergy sinus pressure.

We also have a sinus massager which has a very specific end. Using it for only 30 seconds will let the sinus drain. If it’s in the sinus area, the results are instant, and if it’s an allergen, it takes a couple of visits to help your body fight it off better. Our job is to boost the immune system, so when your immune system is operating optimally, you can fight your allergies better.

Contact our Royal Oak practice today to schedule an appointment!

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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.