This time of year used to wreak havoc on my sinuses. Allergy season. I would start getting that headache and get that tickly feeling in my throat, and I wouldn’t waste any time. I would head right over to my local pharmacy or grocery store and hit the section just like this display below.
And if you’re like me, you’ve tried some or all of these medicines. They all make miraculous claims, and some do seem to help with symptoms for a while. And they also tend to make competing promises on how much or little they will affect you “on the side.” People even intentionally take these medicines to help them stay awake or go to sleep, because that is how they function.
But a funny thing has happened to me since I started receiving chiropractic care and implementing some of the health and wellness suggestions from Dr. Ranicki. I don’t take these medicines anymore.
It’s not like I ever decided to stop taking sinus medicines, decongestants, antihistamines and the like. I just don’t need them anymore. I still live in the same house. I still breathe the same air. Yes, cutting the grass still makes me sneezy for a day, but it doesn’t turn into a sinus infection anymore.
I used to buy huge quantities of these medicines, and I went through them like candy. The other day I decided to clean out my medicine drawer and I realized that every bit of my medicine had now expired. Somehow, I don’t think I’ll have to replace them.
What makes me sick today isn’t allergies, thanks to chiropractic care. What makes me sick is the advertisement at the top of that display pictured above. It says, “Stay well.”
Stay well. Really? Am I supposed to believe that if I’m well and want to stay that way through “allergy season,” I need to purchase and begin taking medicines, which are proven to cause other health problems when taken over long periods of time? Are we really to believe that people who look and seem to be as happy and healthy as this couple pictured here are happy and healthy because they take allergy medicines?
Of course we know this is all just marketing, but marketing is powerful. We call the medical and pharmaceutical industry “health care,” when in fact it is and should be called “sick care.”
I definitely did not look for a chiropractor because I had sinus problems or allergy problems. But I know the truth. I used to spend a lot of money on Sudafed and the like, and now I can spend that money on things that actually keep me healthy and happy… things that help me to STAY WELL.
It seems that when you’re actually well, you don’t need quite so much medicine. Stop by Ranicki Chiropractic and Wellness to learn how you can get well and even stay well or visit their website. Even through allergy season.