For all of my life I have lived in the Midwest. Mold, Pollen and Ragweed are abundant everywhere. I have found that Cincinnati is the greatest place that you can live if you want sinusitis and allergies. In the Cincinnati region, one out of every two people has sinus problems on a regular basis.
So why is it that the other person doesn’t have sinuses. Well, in my opinion, it comes down to several very important areas. The first is the bodies ability to process and eliminate pollutants and irritants in our environment, second is the foods you eat and most importantly the health of the nervous and immune system. Current research states that the immune system is controlled and regulated by the nervous system. The nervous system is the master controller of the body and all functions are controlled by the nervous system. Your sinuses are controlled by the nerves that supply them. If the nerve that supplies the sinuses (there are 8 of them) is pinched or irritated, then the sinuses will not eliminate mucus and irritants properly. This will cause mucus buildup, become swollen/inflamed and lead to blockage.
I have also found that diet has a huge impact on the health of your sinuses. The average American diet is very high in dairy products with minimal amounts of water. But are dairy products good for my bones? Some amounts of dairy are okay, but lean meats, fish and vegetables have a greater nutritive value than dairy without all the added chemicals. Today’s dairy products have high amounts of antibiotics, steroids and growth hormones that farmers use to continually keep the cows producing large amounts of milk and reduce infection. When they give the cow these chemicals, it is passed on in the milk. That is why we are told not to take medication, eat a healthy diet with prenatal vitamins when we are pregnant or breast-feeding.
So what does Chiropractic care have to do with my sinuses and my allergies? Ronald Pero, Ph.D., professor of medicine at New York University, In his Research study, he found that chiropractic patients have a 200% greater immune competence than people who had not received chiropractic care Chiropractic care restores the body’s natural ability combat, eliminate and expel these environmental and lifestyle choice irritants without drugs or medication.
Here is what a few patients had to say about their health.
“My son was also diagnosed with chronic Cincy sinusitis. After two weeks, his nose was almost completely clear, and no more caked, green nose. Mom is happy and I’m a better boy. Another patient of the office stated “I have taken sinus medication for years with minimal relief, but after consistent adjustments, my sinuses are 95% better with no medications or side effects. The side effects from the medications were a mile long.
Although chiropractic is not a treatment for diseases, sinus and allergies included, it does, by permitting the nervous system to function with less stress, permit the immune system to function more effectively - and this is something all Cincinnatians sufferers need. I would recommend chiropractic to everyone in the Queen City.