Barbier Chiropractic Office Newsletter
May 2018

Decrease Allergic Reactions With This Simple Step
Rick Galla

Allergies affect literally millions of people in the United States every year. While it is still largely unknown what exactly causes allergies, some specialists link the condition to our modern practice of childhood vaccination. The most common allergic reactions can happen when you come into contact with an allergen, such as dust, milk, pollen, dog or cat dander, or anything else that you might be allergic to. If you have an allergy to something and it gets into your system, your immune system will basically sense that the allergen has entered your body, and will kick into extra-high gear to get rid of it. In fact, your body then goes overboard to get rid of the allergen, which is exactly why people with allergies suffer allergic 'reactions' if they come into contact with their allergen.

In essence, allergic reactions are the most common type of immune disorder. Your body produces too many neutralizing chemicals to counteract the allergen, resulting in a 'reaction' that can be irritating, unpleasant, or even dangerous if it is very serious. At the very least, allergies are a pain and are extremely annoying. Even a small reaction can cause problems such as a runny nose, headaches, or watery eyes throughout your day.

What you might not have realized, however, is that chiropractic care can actually help you with your allergies. Chiropractic care does not necessarily treat or cure allergies themselves, but can help by boosting your body's ability to fight off infections, by improving your overall health, and by better-enabling the nervous system to communicate with the brain.

The basic chiropractic approach to allergies is pretty simple. If the nervous system is under stress due to a vertebral misalignment, then your allergies might be much worse than they would be if this stress did not exist. A lot of times we only associate chiropractic care with back pain, but it is much more than that. Nerves that run through the vertebral column connect every part of our body to our brain, which is exactly why stress in the vertebra can create such a problem. A misalignment or subluxation can result in transmission interference, which basically makes it harder for the brain to control all of the different parts of your body.

Your immune system is no different, and while chiropractic care does not necessarily treat or cure allergies, helping to alleviate nervous system stress will have a huge impact on how your immune system functions, because even your immune system receives it's orders from the brain... and your spine is the method of transmission. One study cites the following... "A healthy body is capable of neutralizing these toxic substances and a body which has malfunctioning defense mechanisms cannot. The emphasis on allergies must be on building a healthy body, not on trying to use evasive tactics by eliminating all the allergens."(Source: Donsback KW. Allergies. Huntington Beach, CA.: Int'l. Inst. Natural Health Sciences, 1980:8-9.)

Another review of young patients who were treated at a clinic located inside a chiropractic college found that children who regularly complained of sinus problems, ear infections, bed wetting, and even gastrointestinal problems sustained either substantial or complete improvement over 61% of the time! (Source: Nyiendo J, Olsen E. Characteristics of 217 children attending a chiropractic college teaching clinic. JMPT. 1988;11(2):78-84.)

If you suffer from allergies and have not been to the chiropractor recently, then making an appointment with one who understands the importance of spinal health for the entire body could very well result in treatment that will reduce the severity and occurrence of allergic reactions. Chiropractic care is used to help with overall heath, including allergies, and can make a huge difference in your life by helping your body with overall nerve signal transmission, which in turn promotes a healthier body and immune system.

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My office offers individualized care for my patients. I am devoted to providing each patient with excellent chiropractic care with a personal touch. I specialize in making HOUSE CALLS. I make HOUSE CALLS in Morris, Sussex, Warren, Passaic, Essex, Bergen, Hudson and Union and Counties at present. I am licensed in the State of New Jersey and the State of Florida. Since 1969 I have been involved in managing my practice and also managing the practices of friends of mine in the States of Florida and New Jersey. I have experience in managing an office that is a straight chiropractic office seeing up to 300 patients per day to managing an office that performs numerous therapies to managing an office that had 3 medical doctors with a staff of 10 people working for me. Through my experience I know I can pick the proper therapy that I believe a patient may need rather than using the same treatment on everyone. I was fortunite to be able to attend the First Independent Presidents Chiropractic Congress in Washington, D.C.. I am Past Secretary, President and Executive Director of Beta Omega Chi Chiropractic Fraternity; Past Secretary of the Alumni Association of New York Chiropractic College and member of the Board Of Directors; Past Coordinator of Student Activities of New York Chiropractic College; Past Treasurer, Secretary ,Vice President and President of the Northern Counties Chiropractic Society; Past Coordinator for Council on Scoliosis Screening for Morris, Sussex, Warren & Hunterdon Counties; Past member of the Public Relations Team of the New Jersey Chiropractic Society and was on the Legislative Team of the New Jersey Chiropractic Society which made it possible for Chiropractors to be included in Blue Cross Blue Shield in New Jersey. Since I graduated from Columbia Institute of Chiropractic I have taken,yearly, post graduated courses from New York Chiropractic College, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Parker Chiropractic College, Life Chiropractic College, New Jersey Chiropractic Society and the Florida Chiropractic Association. Shortly I will also be associated with a practice in Florida and in Bergen County, New Jersey.

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