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Combating Seasonal Allergies with Chiropractic Care

Published Date: 
February 24, 2023
A woman is sneezing and blowing her nose while standing outside in a nice grassy field with flowers.

Combating seasonal allergies with chiropractic care is one of the best ways to deal with this annoyance. Here’s what you need to know.

Chiropractic treatment for seasonal allergies can be beneficial as it can help strengthen the body's natural immunity to allergens, reducing inflammation and restoring balance to the immune system. Chiropractors may use various techniques for an allergy sufferer, such as spinal manipulation, massage therapy, and nutritional guidance to reduce symptoms associated with seasonal allergies. 

Can Chiropractors Help with Seasonal Allergies?

By improving the alignment of the spine, chiropractic treatments can help to reduce inflammation in the body and encourage proper functioning of the nervous system. This helps regulate the immune system, allowing it to work more effectively to fight off spring allergies. Furthermore, chiropractors can provide nutritional guidance based on individual needs, helping to boost immunity and reduce inflammation.

Understanding Allergies

Seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever, are caused by an allergic response to pollen from grasses, trees, weeds, and other plants. When someone with seasonal allergies breathes in allergens (pollen particles), their immune system may overreact and release substances like histamine that cause seasonal allergy symptoms, such as sneezing, a runny or blocked nose, itchy eyes, and skin irritation.

A young woman is outside and suffering from seasonal allergies.

Connection Between the Brain and Immune System

The connection between the brain and the immune system is a complex one that scientists are still uncovering. Our mental health may have an even more significant impact on our physical health than previously thought. Stress, depression, and other mental disorders can weaken the body's ability to fight infection. Some immune system disorders can be caused by changes in the brain. 

Learning more about the connection between the brain and the immune system could have significant implications for how healthcare professionals approach mental and physical health. By recognizing the connections between the two, doctors may be able to diagnose and treat illnesses more effectively and provide better overall care to their patients.

Disadvantages of Allergy Medication

Allergy medications come with certain risks, and individuals must be aware of them before taking any medication. Common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, and headache. More severe reactions, such as difficulty breathing or rash, may occur in rare cases. Long-term use of allergy medications can also lead to other complications, such as decreased immunity, kidney or liver damage, and even depression. 

In addition, some medications may interact with certain over-the-counter drugs and supplements, so it is important to discuss any possible drug interactions with a healthcare professional before taking an allergy medication. 

Ultimately, individuals should always talk to their doctor before taking any allergy medication to ensure it is the right choice for them. It is also essential to follow all instructions on the label and not exceed the recommended dosage, as this can increase the risk of side effects.

How Chiropractic Adjustments Can Help

Chiropractic adjustment can help improve the immune system and reduce inflammation. Chiropractors use several techniques to adjust the spine, including manual manipulation, massage therapy, and electric stimulation. By targeting specific spine areas, chiropractors can help relax muscles and restore joint movement. This helps reduce nerve irritation and decreases inflammation.

A woman is getting a chiropractic adjustment to help with seasonal allergies.

In addition to spinal adjustments, chiropractors may recommend lifestyle changes and provide nutritional advice to help alleviate allergy symptoms. Eating a well-balanced diet can help reduce the effects of seasonal allergies by controlling inflammation and boosting the immune system. It is essential to avoid foods that can trigger an allergic reaction or worsen existing symptoms.


Chiropractic care can be an effective way to reduce symptoms of seasonal allergies and can help to strengthen the body's natural immunity. Through spinal manipulation, massage therapy, lifestyle modifications, and nutritional guidance, chiropractors can help reduce inflammation and restore balance in the immune system, providing symptom relief during allergy season.

Dr. Darren Faherty D.C.

In 2004, Dr. Darren Faherty graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from UWEC - University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Dr. Darren continued education at the highly esteemed University of Western States (formerly Western States Chiropractic College) where he obtained his chiropractic degree in 2007. He has been helping people recover from injuries and return to their normal lifestyles ever since.

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