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Stress Makes Allergies Worse

Posted Dec 17 2009 4:44pm

Dr. Mercola of  Mercola.com reports“Psychological stress and anxiety can make seasonal allergy attacks both worse and longer lasting.

“To gauge how stress and anxiety affect allergy sufferersresearchers recruited 28 men and women with a history of seasonal allergies to participate in a laboratory study. On different daysthe volunteers were subjected to a low-stress condition or to a much more stressful condition.

“Anxiety following the stressful event heightened the magnitude of the allergic reactions induced by skin prick tests. These allergic reactions show up on the forearm as slight woundsor “wheals.”

“People who were moderately stressed because of the experiment had wheals that were 75 percent larger compared to the same person’s response after the low-stress condition. People who were highly stressed had wheals that were twice as large as the low-stress response. Moreoverthese highly stressed people were four times more likely to still retain allergic wheals a full day after the stressful event occurred.”

At Dobrich ChiropracticA BioVeda Health & Wellness Centerwe offer Neurological Stress Reduction Therapy (NSRT) (a natural therapy) using a computerized system called the BAX-3000.  By reducing stress in the bodythis system helps to relieve symptoms of many conditionsincluding allergies.

We are located in Cabarrus Countyjust outside of CharlotteNC.

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