Sinus problems and allergies are often treated with medicines, antihistamines and cold remedies, but surprisingly, chiropractic treatment can also play a role in improving allergies. It may sound strange, but there is a link between chiropractic and the immune system. This occurs because chiropractic treatment can help “fine-tune” the nervous system. If your body is performing at its optimum level then your immune system will be stronger and can prevent infections and disease more easily.
Whether you have sinus problems, are allergic to pet dander, foods, or are unable to successfully fight off infections, an improved immune system will help. By making strategic adjustments to your neck and spine, our Garland chiropractor can reduce the stresses on your body and help the nervous system operate more effectively.
Although many allergy sufferers rely on over the counter medicines to treat their symptoms, this may not always be the best choice for your body. Over time, traditional medicines can create inflammation within the liver.
Chiropractic and the Immune System
In addition to fine tuning your body with chiropractic treatment, there are a number of other natural ways you can help your body fight off allergies and sinus congestion.
- Saline Rinse – Occasional use of a neti pot or a nasal irrigation bottle using a saline rinse can be helpful for many people to thin mucous secretions and aid drainage. We recommend using boiled water to make the saline solution, as it will help prevent contamination from potentially harmful bacteria that might be found in tap water. Please don’t ignore this recommendation as a few neti pots users have suffered a fatal brain infection linked to the parasitic amoeba, Naegleria fowleri. You can follow this link for a demonstration on how to use a neti pot.
- Homeopathy – This system of medicine has been around for more than 200 years. Developed in Germany, homeopathy is based upon a system of like treats like. To give you an simple example, if you were suffering from sleeplessness due to an overactive mind, a couple of cups of coffee drunk late at night might add to your distress. However, a homeopathic remedy, called coffea cruda, which uses infinitesimal doses of the original ingredient, can be used to calm and soothe the mind and promote peace, tranquility and rest. Although traditional science may dispute Homeopathy’s claims of success, we have found remedies to produce wonderful results for many of our patients. We stock several fine homeopathic remedies for both sinus and allergy conditions.
- Herbal Supplements – Many herbs can be used to tone down or alleviate typical hay fever symptoms, such as stinging nettle, milk thistle, and yarrow. Our office stock products by Allergy research group, Standard process, Douglas Labs and NutraBiogeneis that combine natural ingredients with advanced science to deliver products that can help you get through allergy season with barely a sneeze!
In addition, it’s important to check your diet. Be sure you’re eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. Five to seven serving per days is ideal. This will help ensure you’re receiving a rich source of vitamins and mineral through your food. We also recommend supplementing your diet with a professional grade multivitamin, which can be found here.
To sum up, the Health Care professionals at Texas Spine and Wellness are more than just “back doctors”. In addition, to providing chiropractic treatment, our team of health care practitioners which includes an MD and nurse practitioner, can help your body get back on track in other ways. We also offer nutritional advice and recommendations on supplements to help your body work in a more harmonic way to fight disease, infections and allergies. Our doctors are always available to assist you when you need them.
Having a properly balanced and healthy lifestyle, in conjunction with regular chiropractic treatment, helps the body heal naturally and become aligned quicker and more easily.
Contact us today if you’re ready to start feeling your best.