Allergies are an immune response to a foreign antigen that results in inflammation and organ dysfunction. Allergies can range from life threatening to annoying. Allergens may be airborne, substances in food, or chemicals. While these allergens may normally be harmless, when someone’s immune system is malfunctioning, the body recognizes these as foreign invaders. The hypersensitive immune system tries to protect the body from these ill-perceived foreign invaders by secreting inflammatory chemicals such as histamine, kinin, leukotrienes and interleukins which create the allergic symptoms.
Because all body functions are controlled by the nervous system, any interference to the flow of nerve energy from the brain to the immune system can contribute to allergies. Instead of treating symptoms by taking medication for "temporary relief", chiropractic works to normalize the body’s immune system with gentle spinal adjustments to restore the flow of nerve energy.