Sinuses and allergies got you down?
Unfortunately, there are many factors in our environment that can weaken our body’s innate ability to combat allergens. Poor nutrition, lack of physical activity, and most importantly prolonged stress are all factors that decrease the body’s ability to defend itself. Because the immune system is controlled by the brain and nervous system, increased stress on the nervous system will ultimately decrease our immune response. If you're suffering from allergies in Brookfield, New Berlin, or Williams Bay, call Pure Family Chiropractic today.
What is an allergy?
An allergy is the body’s response to an unknown substance. These substances include pollen, ragweed, proteins secreted by animals, drugs, food additives, etc. When the body encounters a substance it does not recognize, our immune system is activated to seek and eliminate this foreign entity. For some people, allergy and sinus relief is sought in the form of over the counter remedies that work by masking the symptoms of the allergic response, but do little to nothing to strengthen the immune system’s ability to adapt and eliminate the allergen.
It is estimated that 1 in every 5 Americans suffers from allergies.
How can Chiropractic care help?
Chiropractic care is a hands-on, natural approach to increasing the body’s ability to perform at its optimum level.
Chiropractors remove stress on the nervous system, allowing proper communication between the brain and the body. There is a distinct relationship between a proper functioning nervous system and the ability of the immune system to respond more effectively. When bones in the spine are subluxated, or misaligned, it causes irritation and increased stress on the nervous system impacting the natural defense of the body. It is important that you and your family get checked by a chiropractor to see if stress is hindering your ability to naturally defend against allergies and sinus problems.