Food Allergies

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Chiropractic Care: The Natural Approach to Treating Food Allergies

Eating is one of life's great pleasures. Unfortunately, allergies are also one of life's great annoyances -- and eating and allergies can go together. If you suffer from food allergies, you may have grown sick of the short-term, limited relief you get from antihistamines and other quick fixes. Fortunately, you can enjoy more satisfying results the natural way, thanks to Functional Medicine at Back To Health.

Understanding Food Allergies

Like other kinds of allergies, food allergies stem from an abnormal or incorrect immune system response to a trigger that it should consider harmless. If it perceives a specific food or food ingredient as a potential disease threat, it unleashes a flood of histamines and cortisone. The all-too-familiar results may include symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching, hives, wheezing, coughing, and digestive problems. The most acute food allergies can produce a dangerous condition known as anaphylactic shock. (By contrast, food intolerances mostly create headaches, fatigue, insomnia, and digestive problems which may grow worse when you're tired or under stress.)

How Chiropractic Care Can Help You Cope

You might not be aware of how Chiropractic care can have an effect on your food allergies. Normal immune responses depend on normal nerve function. Spinal alignment errors that compress nerves can alter or block the flow of instructions to the immune system. This is especially true of alignment problems in the upper cervical spine. Dr. Berry uses adjustment techniques to correct even the slightest misalignment in this region, potentially taming your immune system's overreactions.

What to Expect From Functional Medicine and Chiropractic Care

Dr. Berry will evaluate your allergy symptoms, medical history, and other key factors before beginning any kind of treatment. You may also undergo allergy testing to pinpoint the specific substances that give you trouble. 

The cervical spinal adjustments used in chiropractic allergy treatment are extremely safe, subtle, and gentle. Your chiropractor may use instruments or hands-on techniques to deliver these adjustments. Our team at Back To Health may also recommend other non-pharmaceutical strategies for easing your symptoms, such as specific diets that eliminate offending foods.

Are you ready to manage your food allergies the natural way? Contact Back To Health today at (419) 420-1555 to learn more and schedule your drug-free allergy care.

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