An allergy is defined as an exaggerated immune response or reaction to specific substances that are generally not harmful. For individuals with allergies, the immune response will be exaggerated where the body will release chemicals such as histamines after an allergen is identified.
How Does It Occur?
While allergies are relatively common for individuals of all ages, genetic and environmental factors may also play a vital role in triggering a reaction. Common allergens include drugs, dust, food, insect bites, mould, pollen, etc. Others may also react to hot or cold temperatures, or sunlight.
Common symptoms include breathing problems, burning, tearing, or itching of the eyes, conjunctivitis, coughs, diarrhoea, headache, hives, itching of the nose, mouth, throat, or skin, runny nose, skin rashes, stomach cramps, vomiting and wheezing.
Allergies can also be alleviated through the use of natural treatments like Chiropractic and Functional Wellness where both practices strive to strengthen the body’s immune system and enable it to function more efficiently. Modalities may include a combination of nutritional therapy, allergy testing, organ cleansing and naturopathic techniques. During the course of the treatment thought field therapy, acupuncture and energy therapies may also be performed. With the focus of Functional Wellness to promote total wellness, you will also be educated and advised on environmental and lifestyle adjustments in order to for the prevention of allergic symptoms.