The first is chiropractic care. Many people think of their chiropractors only when they are in pain. Pain is one of the five signs of inflammation. It would seem to reason, that if you see a chiropractor to decrease pain (inflammation) the chiropractic adjustments can also help to decrease other signs of inflammation, allergies for example.
A chiropractic adjustment is simply realigning the bones, so that the muscles may relax into their optimal length and the nervous system can flow at its optimum quality and quantity. The nerves that function less than optimal during allergy season are located in the top of the neck. These can lead to tight neck muscles, ear aches, headaches, increase mucus production and fatigue. Getting the cervical spine re-aligned will help alleviate these symptoms, allowing the muscles to relax and the inflammatory response to calm down so that your body may respond appropriately to the allergens that triggered the development of the inflammation in the first place. However, this is why it is important for you to do your work at home. Stretches, exercising, drinking water, eating clean, healthy foods will help you maintain your alignment and make your trips to the chiropractor a maintenance visit once a month versus 2-4 times a week for crisis care.
So, why did my chiropractor adjust my sacrum when I came in for allergies? It is important to remember that the top of the spine and the base of the spine both need to be in alignment for the adjustment to hold well and aid in alignment throughout the spine.
BioEnergetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.)
Yes, energy healing is beneficial for allergy relief as well. Energy healing, such as B.E.S.T., allows for healing on the mental and emotional levels. Inflammation can develop in the body when our thoughts and feelings are in a low vibration mode, creating a sympathetic response in our body. These energies and responses are depleting to the system and decrease the ability of the body to function and respond appropriately to any physical allergens.
When you are constantly worried about things, like your finances or your health you are in low-vibration thinking. Constantly comparing yourself to others, being angry, frustrated, fearful, bored, etc you are in low-vibration thinking and feeling. The constant brain chatter, you may not realize you are experiencing, may be more harmful than you realize. Replaying conversations or situations and allowing yourself to remain in a state of anger, fear, judgement and frustration is actually creating an inflammatory response within the body. Your body may be telling you that you are in low - vibration thinking/feeling, by allowing you to experience inflammation or in this case allergy symptoms. Some patients experience great relief from their allergies by energy healing techniques. Your homework, is to recognize when you are having these cyclical conversations in your head, so that you can stop the cycle and create a better response to the situation. Your energy healer can help you with this during your sessions.