What it is:
Allergies are exaggerated immune responses to substances (allergens) that typically are not harmful. If your immune system is overactive, your body will react to allergens similar to how it would treat a harmful bacteria or virus. This overreaction is what causes common allergy symptoms like wheezing, itchy eyes and hives.
How chiropractic can help:
Allergies are commonly caused by an overactive immune system. Your immune system is controlled and regulated by your brain, spinal cord and the nerves throughout the body. Added stress, improper spinal position, irritated nerves and poor lifestyle factors all contribute to an exaggerated immune system response. Chiropractic care can provide all the building blocks to optimizing and maintaining a healthy immune system throughout life.