The treatment of allergies begins with asking, "What is the cause of the allergic reaction?" Allergies are a result of the body's immune system becoming hypersensitive to a chemical, food, drug, or other substance. There are many different kinds of allergies, and allergic reactions, ranging from the mild to life-threateningly severe.

What Causes Allergies?

The common thread that all allergic processes share is that the immune system sees a substance that it does not recognize as "self" and releases chemical signaling molecules to ramp up an immune response. This response involves producing histamine, and many other chemicals that contribute to the allergic reaction. Taking an anti-histamine medication covers up the symptoms of the allergic response, but does nothing to address the root cause of the problem, a hypersensitive immune system.

All systems of the body, including the immune system are controlled and directed at some level by the central nervous system. Through a combination of nutritional therapy and chiropractic manipulation it is usually possible to decrease the body's allergic response. It is well established that chiropractic adjustments can affect the immune system. Likewise, using certain nutritional substances, we can bring the overactive immune system under control.

Most allergies respond well to chiropractic therapy. Call 201-569-1444 for an appointment today!