The Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America claims that over 60 million Americans suffer from these conditions. That is 1 out of every 5 people. It also states that there is no cure for allergies, but rather only preventative measures these people can use. In recent years many studies have proven that principled chiropractic can help prevent and overcome allergies.

In 2009 the local ABC affiliate in Springfield, Missouri, produced a story on a young girl named Jami who had tremendous results with chiropractic. Here severe allergies would cause sinus problems for weeks at a time. She commented, “I get really bad sinus infections…. I just look like I’m bawling all the time.” She tried multiple medications and nothing seemed to help. Jami finally went to a principled chiropractor in the Springfield area where she began regular treatments. She shared her experience by saying, “He adjusted me one time for it. For three days my nose just drained, and then I was fine after that.”

A more recent study was conducted on a group of 57 people who suffered from Crohn’s disease and allergies. The subjects were divided into two groups. One group received chiropractic adjustments, while the control group received none. The group that received chiropractic treatment to remove vertebral subluxation showed long-term stable remission and alleviation of symptoms. These results suggest that chronic nerve irritation has a significant effect on digestion and the absorption of nutrients which can lead to allergies.

So why do some people have allergies to certain things and others do not? The brain and nervous system control and coordinate everything that goes on in the body, including the immune system. When one or more bones in the neck or back move out of alignment and begin to put pressure on the nerve, it can increase the risk of disease and dysfunction. Depending on where these vertebral subluxations are in your body, this may include food sensitivities and allergies.


Approximately 14 Americans die each day from asthma. Asthma is one of only three diseases that has shown an increasing death rate in recent years, up 58% since 1979. According to current estimates, 17 million Americans suffer from the disease, making it the most common and costly illness in the United States. Asthma causes more hospitalizations than any other child hood disease, costing families over $13 billion annually. Although many forms of Asthma can be mild, they should not be taken lightly. Asthma is a warning sign that something is wrong in the body. Chiropractic studies have linked vertebral subluxation and nerve interference with the underlying causes of Asthma.

In one study, 81 children underwent a 60-day principled chiropractic treatment for the removal of vertebral subluxation. At the end of the 60 days, 90.1% of the children showed significant improvement in their symptoms as well as a decreased frequency of asthmatic attacks. This study concluded that vertebral subluxation treatment is a safe non-pharmacological healthcare approach to decreasing asthma-related impairment (more commonly known as asthma attacks). The findings suggest a need for further investigation on the effects of chiropractic care as a management regimen for pediatric asthmatics.

Another study compared 47 people who were medically diagnosed with asthma that underwent a research study through 3 months of regular chiropractic care and all 47 of them showed great improvement. These are just a few of many studies to show very significant results with chiropractic and asthmatic symptoms.

The spinal nerves that come out of the neck and upper thoracic area have major control over the lungs. It is critical that there are no levels of vertebral subluxation in these areas, as sublaxation can interfere with the signals being sent from the brain through the spinal nerves controlling the lungs, which may lead to asthmatic-like conditions.