By Dr. Lauren Molinaro Shelton
Entering in the spring, our bodies are fatigued from the constant winter bugs. This process of low sunlight levels, exposure, and cold temperatures sets not only our bodies to have more issues with allergies in the spring but also helps prepare the spring pollen bloom.
Allergies can be a frustrating and uncomfortable experience for children and parents alike. While there are many traditional treatments for allergies, more and more parents are seeking alternative treatments like pediatric chiropractic care to help their children find relief and to keep them in school and spring activities.
Pediatric chiropractic care is a natural approach to healthcare that focuses on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system. By ensuring that the spine is aligned properly, chiropractic adjustments can help boost the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body. This can lead to a decrease in allergy symptoms such as congestion, coughing, and sneezing.
Research has shown that chiropractic care can help alleviate allergy symptoms in children. A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that children who received chiropractic care had a significant decrease in allergy symptoms compared to children who did not receive chiropractic care. The study also found that chiropractic care can help improve immune function in children with allergies.
In addition to reducing allergy symptoms, pediatric chiropractic care can also help with overall wellness. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help improve sleep, reduce stress and chance of injuries, and enhance mood, all of which can contribute to a stronger immune system and better overall health.
When seeking pediatric chiropractic care for allergies, it’s important to choose a chiropractor who is experienced in working with children. Look for a practitioner who has specialized training in pediatric chiropractic care through the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association (ICPA) and who has experience working with children of all ages.
If your child is struggling with allergy symptoms, consider pediatric chiropractic care as a safe and natural way to help them find relief. Contact us to find an experienced chiropractor in your area and to learn more about how chiropractic care can help your child achieve optimal health and wellness.
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