Laurel, Montana — ‘Tis the season for coughing, blowing, wheezin’, an’ sneezin’. Or is it? Thousands of children (and their parents) in our community seem to be affected by this allergy thing. For those of you who have not been, you are looked upon with envy at this time of year. Millions of hard earned dollars are spent on over-the-counter drugs, weekly shots, and physician visits. Then there is time-off from school (or work) and the effect of little Miss Sneezy on the family. The toll from allergies is immense.
Why is that? What is it that makes one child allergic and another not? After all, we all live on the same planet! The difference is most often seen in how one child’s body is able adapt, and another not. Very simply put, an allergy is the inability of your child’s body to handle something which is in their immediate environment: Pollen from trees, grasses, flowers, etc. (There are also allergies to drugs, harsh detergents, and other agents. These allergies are seen as a protective reaction and are not the type I am discussing today). In other words, your child seems to be very sensitive to the pollen in the air. This is called being hypersensitive. Think about this for a moment. Something is making your child’s body hypersensitive to a perfectly normal part of the environment! So is the solution to get rid of all the flowers, trees, grasses, etc.? Or is it make more sense to make your child’s body function normally so it can handle its environment in a normal fashion?
You may not realise that the thing that runs your child’s body in a perfect manner is the nervous system. As long as it is able to control all functions of the body with no interference, your child should have the best health possible. If however, there is interference to the normal function of the nervous system, your child’s body will not function properly and will react poorly to pollens, etc. Chiropractors call this interference a Vertebral Subluxation. It can be a serious health hazard! By correcting these vertebral subluxations, your child will have a better chance to successfully deal with allergies. If your child is suffering, call us. We can help!