Northeast Wisconsin
  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • June 2016
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Allergies, asthma and the chiropractic solution

Many people feel it’s simply OK to have allergies or suffer from asthma — that it’s quite normal to be allergic because so many other people are also afflicted. It’s OK to have a season for coughing, blowing, wheezing and sneezing, and to carry around an emergency inhaler. It’s not!

Thousands of children (and their parents) in communities all over the country are affected by this allergy “thing.” For those of you who haven’t been effected, you’re looked upon with envy at certain times of the year. Millions of hard earned dollars are spent on over-the-counter drugs, weekly shots and physician visits. Then there’s time off from school (or work) and the effect of little “Sneezy” on the family.

The toll from asthma and allergies is immense. It may sound appalling, but that toll is much to the delight of the pharmaceutical cartel. There’s great profit at stake!

Many parents don’t question why their children, or even themselves, have allergies or breathing difficulties. It has just become an accepted part of life. Allergies seem to be a problem with no apparent solution. Asthma seems to keep kids on the sidelines while friends play away. Why is that?

What makes one child allergic and another not? Why would one child be allergic to cats, dogs, fur, feathers, grasses, tree pollens and our all-time favorite, peanut butter? We all live on the same planet. We’re all essentially the same.

If we took one individual with allergies or asthma and one without and boiled them down to their essentials, we would end up with approximately 71 pounds of chemicals. The rest would be water, but the chemical composition would be the same in both individuals.

The difference is most often seen in how one child’s or adult’s body is able to adapt to his or her environment and another is not.

Simply put, an allergy or asthma is the inability of your or your child’s body to handle something that is in their immediate environment: pollen from trees, grasses, flowers or peanuts. (There are also allergies to drugs, harsh detergents and other chemical agents. These allergies are seen as a protective reaction and are not the type we are discussing.) In other words, your child seems to be very sensitive to the pollen or dust in his or her environment. This is called being hypersensitive. Something is making your child’s body hypersensitive to a perfectly normal part of the environment. If that’s the case, what should the solution be? Would it include getting rid of all the flowers, trees, grasses and peanuts? Or does it make more sense to try and make the body function normally so it can handle his or her environment in a normal fashion?

Doctors of chiropractic have been helping adults and children with asthma and allergies for years. The body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism. As long as the nervous system is allowed to function with no interference, the body should function normally. Often, however, some of the vertebrae of the spine become subluxated (moved out of place), affecting the way the nervous system controls body functions. By correcting these subluxations, chiropractors eliminate interference to the nervous system, allowing normal function — drug free and sneeze free!

Call your pediatric family chiropractor and get ready for a summer full of fun and sun, not sneezes and wheezes.

Dr. Julie Wyss, BS, DC, Webster Certified

Dr. Julie Wyss and her husband Dr. Skip Wyss are the owners and pediatric chiropractors at Wyss Family Clinic of Chiropractic, the largest family chiropractic office in Wisconsin that specializes in pediatrics and pregnancy at 2830 Curry Court Ste #2, Green Bay. The doctors are both certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) in the Webster Technique, used to treat pregnant women and help with optimal fetal positioning for an uncomplicated delivery. The doctors are both completing their CACCPs and DACCPs, 400-hour grueling programs through the ICPA, which raises the bar for chiropractic standards in the care of pregnant women, infants and children. The doctors are both board certified by the state in nutrition, authors, parents, internationally recognized speakers on pregnancy and pediatrics and are very active in their community and nonprofits. You can contact them at 920-468-4199 or via the web at

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