ALLERGIES, CHRONIC COUGH, SKIN RASH
is a condition involving hypersensitivity of the immune system and of the airways
(the tubes through which air passes between the nose and mouth to the lungs).
During an asthma attack, the airways become obstructed due to muscle contraction,
inflammation, and excess mucus production, resulting in wheezing and/or coughing
job of the immune system is to identify foreign substances such as viruses and
bacteria and remove them. Normally, this response protects us from dangerous
diseases. In a person with allergies or asthma, the immune system reacts to
harmless substances such as plant pollen or animal dander and creates allergy
(stuffy nose, watery eyes, skin rash, etc.) or asthma (wheezing, coughing, shortness
of breath) symptoms.
and allergies are closely associated because of the common systems involved
-- the immune system and the respiratory system. Often, an asthma attack can
result from an allergic reaction. Asthma sufferers are also more susceptible
to having colds develop into bronchitis, which can trigger an asthma attack.
IUCCA UPPER CERVICAL CARE RELATES TO ASTHMA AND
Many allergic and asthmatic reactions are due
to hypersensitivity of the immune system and/or
respiratory system. This means that the immune
and respiratory systems initiate an exaggerated
response (allergy attack, asthma attack, coughing
attack, skin rash) to something in the environment
such as dust, pollen, grass, foods, etc. Since
the immune and respiratory systems depend upon
normal communication from the brain and spinal
cord to control and coordinate their functions,
alterations in neurological function can contribute
to malfunctions in these systems. Specifically,
an imbalance in autonomic nervous system function,
caused by input from upper cervical spinal joint
irritation (neck misalignment), can produce or
exaggerate asthmatic and allergic symptoms via
control over airway dilation and immune responses.1-21
many asthma and allergy sufferers recall specific
such as head injuries, auto accidents or falls,
which could have injured their upper cervical
spines, some do not. In certainipediatric
cases, the injury can occur from the normal
birthing process. An upper cervical
examination utilizing Laser-aligned
Radiography and Digital
Infrared Imaging is
necessary in each individual's case to assess
whether an upper cervical injury is present and
whether benefit from IUCCA upper cervical care
can be achieved.
Alleriges, Chronic Cough, Skin Rash Case Studies
ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS
Cervical Chiropractic Care for a Nine-Year-Old Male with Tourette Syndrome,
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression, Asthma, Insomnia, and
Headaches: A Case Report"
by Erin Elster, DC. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research. July 2003.
Asthma, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Strabismus and
Illness susceptibility: A Case Study in Chiropractic
Management" by William Amalu, D.C. Today's Chiropractic.
read this article, please go to the PacificChiro.com
web site by clicking on the link below***
Management of 47 Asthma Cases" by William
Amalu, DC. Today's Chiropractic. November 2000.
Treatment Provides Freedom From Chronic Asthma,
Allergies" by Erin Elster, DC. Women's
Magazine. June 1999.
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