MON LP Chiropractic AllergySpring is arguably the most beautiful time of year in the Asheville area. Flowers are blooming and the colors of the season are vibrant. The weather has turned warmer, allowing us to spend more time outside. Now is the ideal time to practice social distancing in the great outdoors and enjoy the incredible views of the blue ridge mountains.

Unfortunately, for many people, the arrival of spring also means worsening allergy symptoms. In the spring, tree pollen is one of the primary allergen offenders, causing sneezing, watery eyes and runny noses. For those who have found allergy medications and other approaches lacking, chiropractic care offers another way to treat seasonal allergy symptoms.

Chiropractic Care for Allergies in Asheville, NC

In Western North Carolina, the following types of trees are particularly problematic for allergy-sufferers: oak, ash, maple, birch, and sycamore.

Some methods for treating allergy symptoms include the following:

  • Medications (such as antihistamines, eye drops, and nasal sprays): those who have found medicine to be ineffective or who want to avoid treatment with over the counter drugs, may be searching for alternatives. There is evidence that some medications become less effective when they are used over long periods of time.
  • Air Purifiers: While air purifiers and the use of HEPA filters can reduce the microscopic, allergy-inducing particles in your home or office, that does not solve the problem for those who long to spend time outside. 
  • Allergy Shots: This involves injecting the patient with the allergen (which requires knowing which allergen is causing the immune response). Allergy tests and shots can be expensive, but they can reduce the severity of your body’s reaction to allergens over time.
  • Home Remedies: These include herbs and supplements, Neti pots, and altering your cleaning methods to get rid of allergens in your home.

Chiropractic care is based on the idea of removing imbalances - both structural and postural - in an effort to allow our body to heal itself. For this to happen, the network of nerves and signals from your brain, down your spinal cord, must be allowed to flow freely without any interruption. Chiropractors have the ability and skill to remove these interruptions or misalignments and allow the body to perform as it was meant to. In the allergy-sufferer and those with asthma, some key systems of the body may not be functioning properly including the immune system, the respiratory system, and the nervous system. 

At Monitto Chiropractic, we tailor a specific plan of action to meet your needs, goals, and unique medical and physical condition. Contact us today so we can help you better manage your allergy symptoms and you are able to enjoy the beauty of the spring season in Asheville.