Chiropractic Care: The Natural Approach to Treating Food Allergies
Eating is one of life's great pleasures. Unfortunately, allergies are also one of life's great annoyances -- and eating and allergies can go together. If you suffer from food allergies, you may have grown sick of the short-term, limited relief you get from antihistamines and other quick fixes. Fortunately, you can enjoy more satisfying results the natural way, thanks to chiropractic treatment at Shipman Chiropractic.
Understanding Food Allergies
Like other kinds of allergies, food allergies stem from an abnormal or incorrect immune system response to a trigger that it should consider harmless. If it perceives a specific food or food ingredient as a potential disease threat, it unleashes a flood of histamines and cortisone. The all-too-familiar results may include symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching, hives, wheezing, coughing, and digestive problems. The most acute food allergies can produce a dangerous condition known as anaphylactic shock. (By contrast, food intolerances mostly create headaches, fatigue, insomnia, and digestive problems which may grow worse when you're tired or under stress.)
How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help You Cope
You might find it odd that chiropractic adjustments can have any effect on your food allergies. Bear in mind, however, that normal immune responses depend on normal nerve function. Spinal alignment errors that compress nerves can alter or block the flow of instructions to the immune system. This is especially true of alignment problems in the upper cervical spine. Shipman uses adjustment techniques to correct even the slightest misalignment in this region, potentially taming your immune system's overreactions.
What to Expect From Chiropractic Care
Your chiropractor at our clinic will evaluate your allergy symptoms, medical history, and other key factors before beginning any kind of treatment. You may also undergo allergy testing to pinpoint the specific substances that give you trouble. Shipman will also X-ray your neck to look for cervical spinal alignment problems that need correcting.
The cervical spinal adjustments used in chiropractic allergy treatment are extremely safe, subtle, and gentle. Your chiropractor may use instruments instead of manual force to deliver these adjustments. Our team at Shipman Chiropractic may also recommend other non-pharmaceutical strategies for easing your symptoms, such as specific diets that eliminate offending foods.
Are you ready to manage your food allergies the natural way? Contact Shipman Chiropractic today at (563) 359-1985 to learn more and schedule your drug-free allergy care.