ALLERGIES AND CHIROPRACTIC?: Do You Really Need It? This Will Help You Decide!

The days are getting longer, the birds are chirping, flowers are starting to bud….spring is here. For some
this is amazing, but for others, this time of year causes both fear and agony. Why? Allergy season has officially begun. Now its months of dealing with itchy skin, watery eyes, breathing difficulties,
headaches, sinus pressure, runny noses, and sneezing….time to buy stock in Kleenex! Most think that they are stuck in this never-ending year after year pattern, but that doesn’t have to be the case. It’s sad,
but in 1 st world countries allergies are one of the most common cause of chronic illness with nearly 40%
of people suffering from at least one allergic complaint. Just in the US, allergies account for $3 billion spent by sufferers searching for some form of relief.
So, what exactly is an allergy anyway? Simply put, it is an overreaction by your immune system to something that is usually considered harmless. These irritants can be eaten, touched or inhaled, but the end result is the body’s immune system overreacting and causing the release of histamine from specialized mast cells. Histamine is the chemical that causes all of those classic inflammatory allergic responses in the body as it attempts to remove the specific substance initially causing the reaction.
Typically, this includes sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, runny nose, vomiting, and diarrhea depending
on the type of allergy.

Why do certain people get allergies?

At this point, no one fully understands how and why some have allergies while others do not, however,
research is showing that stress and its effects on the immune system can play a major factor. The nervous system and the immune system work hand in hand, and stress to one directly affects the other.
Research has shown that the body reacts with similar inflammatory responses when it encounters emotional stress and allergies alike. Coupling with this is the fact that prolonged stress greatly fatigues the adrenal glands. These glands regulate the body’s reaction to stress and directly control the production of the hormone cortisol, which has anti-inflammatory properties. With the adrenal glands fatiguing, lower levels of cortisol are produced greatly affecting the body’s ability to deal with the allergic reaction. Another theory is that the body reacts to its environment, so if there is a disconnect in the interpreting of sensory information between the nervous system and the immune system, the body can overreact to certain normal stimuli.

How can chiropractic care help?

Chiropractic care focuses on making sure the body’s nervous system is functioning properly and that all of the signals between the brain and the body are being sent and received properly. Remember the nervous system directly communicates with the immune system, so this has a major effect on decreasing allergic reactions. Since the nervous system controls all organs of the body, chiropractic care also maintains proper functioning of both the adrenal glands and the lungs, helping to decrease inflammation and support the respiratory system during allergic reactions.

At Whole Body Health, chiropractic is really “the backbone”…. no pun intended, of how we focus on boosting the natural healing abilities that each of our body contain. We combine balancing the
nervous system response with services such as:
-Live O2 to increase oxygen levels and energy production in the body at a cellular level, while decreasing inflammatory responses.
-Himalayan Salt Cave to help open up the respiratory pathways and naturally fight bacterial and viral infections.
-Bio-Feedback Testing to specifically check individual’s food, environmental and animal sensitivities.
-Natural Allergy Removal Program to de-sensitize the individual’s body to specific sensitivities that were positive on Bio-Feedback Testing.
-Diet and Nutrition to ensure certain pro-inflammatory food is not being consumed and proper nutrition promoting healing are being consumed.

If you suffer from environmental, food or animal allergies, remember there are natural options to combat these conditions other than OTC and prescription allergy medications, allergy shots and a huge box of Kleenex. Call and schedule today to see if these natural options are the right fit for you!



Unless you have an accident, this is the life you (if you are a human being reading these words) were pre-programmed to enjoy:

You were carried in the womb and born naturally through the vaginal canal to a healthy, loving mother who has all the necessary reserves and ingredients to create a healthy, happy child.

The requirements for rapid cell division in the womb such as nutrients, minerals, enzymes, fat-soluble vitamins, clean air, and water were present in ample amounts.  She has plenty of fats, vitamins, and minerals to provide a strong skeletal structure and a full, highly functional brain for you.

After about 9 months of full development the wondrous, awe-inspiring, joyful event of your birth occurs, naturally.  Your father is present at the birth, and his invaluable love and support bring strength to your mother creating a sense of peace during this crucial event.  As your birth begins, the cranial bones of your skull compress, so you may go through the birth canal.

Your journey through the birth canal coats you in your mother’s bacteria.  This first encounter with bacteria essentially creates the seeds of a healthy immune and nervous system.  You come out into the world, and the shock of leaving the loving warmth of your home inside your mother makes you cry.

This painful cry initiates your first breath, and opens your cranial bones and aligns the fascia of your body.  This is a major step towards a pain-free life.  Your father cries with joy, and can’t wait to hold you, but first, your mother cradles you, washes you, creating the all-important maternal bond.
This initial connection to your mother affirms that you are safe, and enveloped in love.  Maybe your first thought is, “Eh, not as good as her womb, but this goddess loves me, so, well enough.”  Your father holds you soon after, and you feel even more strength and security.  Your second thought might be, “This man is rough, feels strange compared to the maternal goddess.  Though he’s about 90% of her love, the other 10% is strength and authority.  He will protect me.  I respect and honor him.”

Up to your first 4 years, but at least 1, your mother breast feeds you.  Innately, you know her milk is perfectly designed.  It’s fully absorbable and takes no energy to digest.  Mother’s milk boosts your immune system with an incredible amount of enzymes and bacteria, providing you with a disease-free childhood; full of life-giving fats, minerals and nutrients everything is provided for perfect cellular division, thus you are growing bigger, and better every day.

Your digestive systems activate.  So you eat the animals and plants all around you that are converting the suns energy into usable nutrient and minerals.  Your childhood is free from major sickness and full of activity, sports, and laughter.  You are encouraged and loved by your parents.  They provide comfort and security.  You learn and are taught by them, and your strong community.

In childhood, you comprehend that you have amazing potential as an adult in life.  You develop beautiful straight teeth and a wide palate to hold them all.  You have no idea what a cavity is, and if you hear the word, you might think it’s a cave nearby to explore.  Your brain develops as you work out problems with imagination and the creative side of you is nurtured.  Your body and its cells perfectly utilize oxygen and the plentiful nutrients and minerals surrounding you, as you grow into healthy and functioning adulthood.

Your good cellular health provides tons of natural energy providing you a life full of motion as you constantly run, jump, swim, etc.  You’re fit, not small or large but perfectly proportionate according to the DNA your parents provided you.  Your posture is naturally straight.  Your skeletal system, brain, skin develop fulfilling your genetic potential.

No medication is ever necessary.

Your life emanates health and joy.  Kindness and love easily flow from you.  The opposite sex is attracted to your grace and energy.  You develop a healthy spirituality realizing the deep connection of your human relationships and imbued with a deep respect for the planets incredibly complex ecosystem.

You engage in a partner, and you become a loving, and fertile couple.  Sex is joyful and amazing.  Since your partner is probably as equally healthy as you, contraception is in congruence with the monthly cycles.  When you decide to reproduce, it is easy and without complication.

Your family life accomplishes the objects of your desire and cultivated will because you are strong, intelligent and fully capable at problem-solving.

You eat real food and never develop a taste for sugar, coffee, or junk food.  You don’t need excess medications, alcohol, or artificial ways of feeling good.

You get high on life.  Because of this, you get the best jobs, or better yet, create your own work and schedule, and make all the money you need and are generous and loving to others.

You rarely get sick, if ever.  You have little to no anxiety or depression though you cycle through normal human emotions.  Mostly, you’re just happy.

As you get older, your brain only grows sharper with wisdom and your body ages gracefully. You burden no one.  Actually, your friends and children argue over who gets to live with you as you are a joy to be around.  At 90-100 years of age, your body is pre-programmed to die quickly without pain.   You lived the life of what I call a golden god.  This is the life that is our birthright.


You might not want to the article that will be coming next week – A Zombie Life as it might hit home with too many of us…