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When Allergy Medications Won't Help: Two Natural Ways To Fight Allergy Symptoms

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Allergy medications are a source of relief for many patients. But what do you do if allergy medications don't ease your symptoms or if they cause unpleasant side effects? Rather than just living with your allergy symptoms, you should explore natural methods of dealing with your allergies. Here are two good ones to consider.

Chiropractic Care

The idea of going to a chiropractor for allergy treatment likely seems strange at first. After all, chiropractors are best known for their work on sore backs. But, chiropractors (like those at Calgary Massage clinics) actually do much more than manage back aches. By adjusting the spine, they can help fight an array of medical problems—and allergies are one of them.

When your spine is not properly aligned, it can place pressure on nerves that control various systems in your body, including your immune system. This can cause these systems to operate improperly. If your spine is out of alignment and placing pressure on a nerve related to your immune system, it might be reacting by perpetuating your allergy symptoms. By adjusting your spine to alleviate this pressure, your chiropractor can enhance your immune system's function, hopefully reducing its reaction to allergens.

Chiropractic care is safe, and its only real side effect is some possible stiffness in the day following treatment. Many patients don't even experience any stiffness. This makes it an excellent natural remedy to explore for your allergies.

Probiotic Supplements

Your digestive system is home to millions of helpful bacteria. If you do not have enough of these bacteria, your immune system is forced to work harder to keep pathogens at bay. This may cause it to overreact to allergens like pet dander, mold spores and pollen. Thus, taking probiotic supplements to increase your levels of healthy bacteria may, over time, help ease your allergy symptoms.

The change will not happen overnight. It will take time for probiotic supplements to work, and for your immune system to change in response to your new, higher levels of bacteria. However, this is a safe allergy treatment option that you can use alone or in conjunction with chiropractic treatment. Just make sure you purchase your probiotic supplements from a reliable supplier, and store them properly (most must be stored in the fridge) to enhance their effectiveness.

Nobody should have to suffer from endless allergy symptoms. With the natural remedies above, you're focusing on treating the root cause of your allergies, rather than the symptoms. This should lead to greater comfort over timeand a reduced need for those allergy medications that are so troublesome.