What does a chiropractor know about allergies?
For those of you I haven’t had the privilege of meeting, my name is Dr. Brant Larsen and I was a former allergy sufferer. While there are plenty of conditions that are more life destroying than allergies, they still aren’t fun to live with.
The first 30 years of my life were spent with constant congestion, never able to breathe through my nose. Many of you reading can probably relate. I was honestly getting to the point where I wasn’t sure if I would ever know what it was like to breathe normal.
My allergies were to weeds, trees, pollens and a few foods. If I was around certain personal care products I would start to feel sick, and cigarette smoke, not a chance (not that you really want to be around it anyway).
I know what it’s like to sneeze for at least a minute straight. It may not seem like much, but it’s kind of hard to breathe when you are sneezing so much. I think my parents had stock in kleenex. I would wake up in the morning with a pile next to my bed, that was just disgusting.
All in all, allergies drove me crazy.
And trying to help my dad bale hay in the summer. Good luck. I had to drive the tractor with a mask on to minimize the dust. Hay was probably my worst offending substance. It is winter when I am writing this so I cannot test the hay out, but virtually every other allergy I had in the past is gone, and hay is at least drastically reduced. I’ll have to see come summer.
I also know what it’s like to have your arms be pin cushions. Two shots in one arm, one in the other every Saturday morning at 10:00 as a teenager for 3 years or so. I don’t care to ever do that again.
Did it work?
Not really. I may have felt a little better the years I was getting the shots, but it certainly didn’t correct anything. In fact, I would guess if anything they got worse after they were over.
And finally, I know what it’s like to take decongestants like they are candy. Not a fun way to live.
So, I know a lot. I have first hand experience.
And, I can tell you that I don’t have these problems any more. Just a few days ago it was the start of a new year. I stayed up until about 4:30 in the morning. When I woke up….
If I can overcome the annoyance of having “allergies”, then so can you.
It’s the start of a new year, why not make it happen now? It just takes a system that gets to the root of the problem. It may have taken me the first 30 years of my life to figure it out, but it was worth it.
So, the first thing we have to realize is what an allergy really is.
Allergy – the body reacts to something that is not a poison as if it is a poison.
The body is essentially confused. But, when we boil it down even further we find that an allergy is really just a stress response. The body comes into contact with something and goes into a stress reaction thereby trying to expel the object, whether it be a food, chemical, or environmental substance.
So, in order to effectively help somebody overcome their “allergies” we need to look into and measure the body’s stress response. Our office currently does this in 2 ways.
- We utilize a very accurate and sophisticated piece of technology called the Neuroinfiniti. This technology measures the body’s reactions to different stressors and how well it recovers. Essentially, it let’s you know what the state of your nervous system is. Is your nervous system balanced? Is it overaroused, underaroused, or exhausted? This is all critical information to know and there is no better technology to measure this besides the Neuroinfiniti.
- We utilize another piece of very sophisticated technology called the Bax Aura that is capable of measuring the body’s stress response to different substances such as foods, chemicals, pets, and environmental stressors. It does this by measuring the galvanic skin response to different digital signals representing different substances. We then use an induction laser to calm the body’s abnormal responses to the substances found.
With this information we are able to design a treatment plan to help your nervous system come into better balance and not need its stress reactions anymore. The whole focus is to change your stress response to a more normal, healthy response. We do not attempt to “treat” any disease or condition. The whole process is painless and highly effective.
Without this technology, I personally was able to correct my allergies about 70%. But with the technology I am now allergy free and loving the new me.
I hope you will join the ranks of the allergy free. You deserve it.