Chiropractic Care Can Alleviate Asthma, Allergy and Hay Fever
Exciting research suggests that chiropractic care may trigger biochemical changes that boost immune function, alleviate asthma, allergies and hay fever symptoms — and prevent future attacks. For instance, research conducted by the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (FCER) and presented at the International Conference on Spinal Manipulation in Toronto tracked 420 asthma patients at 16 treatment centers in Australia. The average age of the patients was 46.
Information was collected regarding the patients’ general health status, as well as symptoms of asthma, depression and anxiety. The patients then underwent different forms of manual therapy, such as chiropractic or massage. A control group was also established.
Before and after treatment, blood tests were conducted to measure a specific marker of immune function known as immunoglobulin A (IgA). Blood was also tested for the hormone cortisol, which is associated with stress and decreased immune function.
Results revealed that only the group receiving chiropractic care experienced significant improvement in asthma, allergy and hay fever symptoms. They also scored lower on assessments of depression and anxiety, compared with pre-treatment scores. In addition, patients who received chiropractic care had significant boosts in IgA levels and significant drops in cortisol levels.
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