“In a person with allergies or asthma, the immune system reacts to harmless substances such as plant pollen or animal dander. This creates allergy symptoms (stuffy nose, watery eyes, skin rash, etc.) or asthma symptoms (wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath). An asthma attack can result from an allergic reaction. Asthma sufferers are more susceptible to having colds develop into bronchitis, which can trigger an asthma attack.”

Dr. Erin Elster, DC – Upper Cervical Specialist – July 2003

Early Warning Signs Of Asthma and Allergies:

  • Breathing changes
  • Sneezing
  • Moodiness
  • Headache
  • Runny/stuffy nose
  • Coughing
  • Chin or throat itches
  • Feeling tired
  • Dark circles under eyes
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Poor tolerance for exercise

The cost of asthma is estimated at more than $12 billion annually, with direct costs exceeding $8 billion and lost earnings due to illness and death adding up to nearly $5 billion.

If drugs were the answer and medical treatment was effective, why are more people getting asthma and why are more people dying every year because of it?  There has to be a better way!   Dr. Len Schwartz,” Introduction to Chiropractic” September 2003

New research indicates chiropractic could be beneficial for some individuals suffering from either allergies or Crohn’s Disease. According to Japanese researcher Dr. Yasuhiko Takeda, president of the Information and Blood Circulation Research Institute in Osaka, disorders of the mid-to-lower back could have a significant effect on the immune function of certain allergy and Crohn’s disease patients. While additional research is needed, the preliminary results are both promising and exciting.

SOURCE: JVSR. March 2003, Vol 4, No.4