Food Allergies: How Killeen Chiropractor Can Help?

by Administrator 21. March 2016 17:31

A food allergy can be defined as an adverse reaction of the body’s immune system to an edible substance. The condition occurs when the body initiates a protective response to a potentially dangerous food item or an ingredient within it. Food allergies are most commonly triggered by dairy products, gluten, soy, white fish, eggs, wheat and nuts. The condition is usually seen in children and may subside as they get older. In severe cases, a food allergy may lead to life-threatening reaction, known as Anaphylaxis.

Symptoms

  • Itching, swelling or tingling sensation in the mouth
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
  • Eczema or skin rashes
  • Swelling in lips, face, throat or other body parts
  • Nasal congestion and shortness of breath
  • Wheezing sound while breathing
  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Dizziness or unconsciousness

How Chiropractic Care Can Help?

Chiropractic treatment for food allergies aims at relieving stress from the nervous system in order to boost the functioning of the immune system. Proper communication between the brain and spinal cord is critical for all the body organs to work efficiently. Any irritation or subluxation can have a negative effect on the individual’s immunity. Chiropractic care involves using manual adjustments or decompression techniques to restore the normal alignment of the spine and promoting the natural healing ability of the body. It also encourages the body to neutralize toxic substances so as to prevent or reduce allergy symptoms.

According to chiropractors, when a person ingests an allergy triggering food substance, it activates the immune system to release antibodies as a defense mechanism for the body. When these antibodies come in contact with the food, the immune system may release an inflammatory hormone, histamine, to target the foreign bodies in the affected tissue and cause allergy-like symptoms like runny nose or itching. Chiropractic adjustments help to regulate the level of histamine in the body by increasing the production of anti-inflammatory hormone, cortisol, by the adrenal gland.

Using a combination of chiropractic adjustments to remove subluxations and incorporating certain dietary changes in the patient’s lifestyle, food allergies can be effectively treated.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide comprehensive treatment for food allergies. We will carefully asses the cause of your allergy to devise an effective treatment plan. To schedule an appointment with the chiropractors at our clinic, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600.

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