Allergy Management Through Health and Wellness

ragweedThere is an endless list of the benefits to choosing to improve your life through massage therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic adjustments. Often overlooked but possibly life changing are the effects of these health and wellness services on a common invisible foe we regularly face here in Buda and Kyle, Texas.

Welcome to Central Texas

Barbeque. Music. Nature. Central Texas is famous for many wonderful things and people love being in the area. However, as any native Texan or out of state transplant knows, living here comes with a high price that isn’t as obvious as the soul crushing traffic is. Its oppressive and it’s here to stay: allergies.

Some people feel the pain after just a few days of being here. For others, it slowly creeps up on them over the years, becoming ever worse and challenging to deal with. These allergies are legendary, severe, and often managing your allergic response becomes a ceaseless issue. You have your general run of the mill allergies that come in waves, like mold and oak, pecan and ragweed. Then, when the rest of the country is enjoying an allergy free spell during the cold months, WHAM! Central Texas is hit with one of the more vicious allergy outbreaks- Cedar Fever marks its annual return with smoky skies and itchy eyes.

What Is Cedar Fever?

Cedar Fever is used to describe the unique reaction people have when they display the symptoms that correspond to an allergic reaction to the pollen of the Juniper tree. Not only is the pollen pungent and thick, but also the tree itself is prolific, carpeting the many rises and low spots of the Texas Hill Country and surrounding areas. There is no escaping the pollen once it starts- the stuff is everywhere. Unlike the more commonplace symptoms of seasonal allergies in most people, the effects of Cedar Fever are so substantial that many people often confuse the symptoms they are experiencing with the onset of the flu.

Combatting Cedar Fever Through Health and Wellness

Nasal sprays, antihistamines, decongestants, anti-inflammatories, allergy shots, and regular nasal irrigation techniques are just some of the ways people in Buda and Kyle attempt to combat their allergies, but these are often short lived solutions, have unpleasant side effects, and don’t truly address the underlying problem. Allergic reactions are caused by your own immune system overreacting to substances that are harmless. It’s important to address the cause directly to achieve long lasting relief. It’s time you consider improving the overall health and function of your immune system.

Boosting Your Immune System

Chiropractic care may not appear to be an obvious immune system booster, but it’s hard to ignore the long-lasting benefits to you will experience through regular adjustments.

Chiropractic care is designed to improve the overall function of your body, your nervous system, and thereby, your immune system. Your immune system can be compromised by poor communication between your brain and spinal cord; ensuring a proper alignment can be crucial to ensure your body is functioning properly.

Acupuncture is known to relieve many common symptoms of allergies, such as nasal congestion and pain in the nasal cavities. The problem with many over the counter remedies for allergies is that they only address one or two problems at a time, so people find it necessary to load up on multiple pharmaceuticals to combat their allergies. Acupuncture is an excellent way to treat symptoms, improve your immune system, and increase your overall quality of life without being bombarded by medications that can come with nasty side effects. Inflammation is very common symptom experienced by chronic allergy sufferers.

Massage therapy can reduce inflammation and generally enhance your immune system in several ways. It is an effective tool to lessen stress, which tends to exacerbate allergy symptoms, while increasing circulation, which helps keep the body functioning well. Not only can you expect to see some allergy symptom relief- massage will leave you feeling great, a win-win for all.

There is no definitive cure for all allergies, but there are more and less optimal ways of dealing with the pain and discomfort allergy symptoms cause.

Chiropractic alignments, massage therapy, and acupuncture are just a few ways people in Buda and Kyle, Texas, can manage their symptoms in a proactive way, without having to deal with negative side effects from regularly taking pharmaceuticals.

Ideally, ongoing treatment will help your body have a less extreme allergic reaction as you continue treatment and help your immune system do the job it was designed to do; keeping you feeling good.