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Condition – Allergies

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Addictions, ADHD, Allergies, Asthma, Bedwetting, Carpal Tunnel, Colic,
Ear Infection, Extremities/Joints, Headaches, Neck Pain, PMS, Stress.

Chiropractic IS NOT a treatment for Allergy.

So, why do so many people with allergies mention that they see improvement by receiving chiropractic care?

It’s Not the Pollen
There are many signs of an allergic reaction. Itchy eyes. Runny nose. Sneezing. Skin rash. More serious reactions can include constricted air passageways, vomiting and even death. All this from a handful of peanuts, an encounter with a cat or microscopic grains of pollen in the air!

The body inappropriately perceives allergens as a threat.

The body inappropriately perceives allergens as a threat.

If everyone reacted to these common substances, we could fix the blame squarely on the nut, dander, shellfish or pollen. But not everyone reacts.

Inappropriate Threat
The nervous system is the ‘master’ system that orchestrates the immune system, glandular system, respiratory system and every other system that reacts inappropriately to an allergen. Normally, these systems help the body to respond and adapt to the world around you but suffering from uncontrollable sneezing around a house cat is probably an inappropriate reaction.

If your nervous system isn’t working right, you don’t work right. So, rather than direct our attention to the countless potential allergens, we locate and reduce the disturbances we find to your nervous system.

A Full Bucket
Each of us was born with the capacity to withstand or adapt to stress. If we are unable to deal with things we eat, breathe or come into contact with, it may be because our margin to adapt is exhausted.

The body inappropriately perceives allergens as a threat.

The body inappropriately perceives allergens as a threat.

How full is your bucket?
Pretend that this bucket represents the body’s capacity to adapt to the physical, emotional and chemical stresses of life. Pretend every stressful encounter the body faces fills the bucket a little bit more. If the bucket becomes, or is already full, then pollen, foods or other chemicals overflows the bucket.

When that happens, people say they are having an allergic reaction but what they are really saying is, “I’ve lost my ability to adapt. My margin is used up”.

Chiropractic: Nervous System
So, we do not treat allergies. We look for ways to restore the body’s ability to adapt to allergens by locating and reducing disturbances to your nervous system. Simple, really.

Appointments – Anthony Papaleo at East Bentleigh Health Group
884 Centre Road, East Bentleigh | (03) 9579 3999 | info@ebhg.com.au