Combatting ALLERGIES...Know the Facts to Win the War!Screen Shot 2018 07 13 at 11 33 46 AM

Most allergies are set off by mold and pollen found in trees, grass, flowers, and weeds. These substances start to appear as early as February or March and can continue until late Fall. Pollen and mold stimulate an allergic reaction by causing the body's immune system to produce allergic antibodies which release a chemical called histamine. It is the histamine that produces inflammation and irritation in sensitive areas such as the nose, sinuses, and eyes. In some cases, the histamines can irritate the lining of the bronchial tubes resulting in asthma. Symptoms can be sneezing, running nose, itchy tearing eyes, itching in the nose and throat, and a burning in the palate and throat.

Medical Approach: antihistamines, decongestants and steroids as a nasal spray. These can be purchased "over-the-counter" but may cause side effects such as drowsiness or nervousness.

Chiropractic Approach: The chiropractic approach works on strengthening the immune system by making sure that there are no subluxations that are blocking nerve transmissions to the immune system. With a healthy nervous and immune system you have a better chance to fight off allergic reactions naturally. We recommend using ULTRA SEASONAL PROTECTOR, a natural supplement and immune system booster, while the spine is being returned to an optimal position. If you suffer from allergies, let us know.

Simple Tips to Help Provide Relief

  • Keep windows closed and use air conditioning to filter out pollens and dust. Change the filters regularly for effectiveness. Keep your car windows closed and also use the air conditioner while driving.
  • Limit early morning outdoor activity(pollen is heaviest in the air between 5am and 10am).
  • Replace a feather pillow with a synthetic one. Wash pillows as well as all bedding in hot water frequently to rid them of dust mites.
  • DO NOT mow lawns or linger around freshly cut grass (mowing stirs up pollens and molds). Like wise, do not rake leaves.
  • DO NOT hang clothes or sheets out to dry (mold and pollen can collect on them).
  • Wipe down surfaces of humid areas with bleach to kill mold and other allergens. Use one cup bleach to one gallon water.