SPRING IS NO TIME FOR ALLERGIES –
ENJOY THE SEASON AND BE SYMPTOM FREE WITH NATURAL ALLERGY RELIEF SOLUTIONS!
Spring has sprung but along with the beautiful blossoms and flowers come the not so great allergies! Congestion, itchy, watery eyes, sneezing & coughing – If you have gone through it then you know that it really is not pleasant.
You could reach for the typical over the counter allergy relief products but if you would rather avoid antihistamines & corticosteroids then the more natural approach might appeal.
If you want a medication & symptom free Spring and Summer why not relieve your allergies with Acupuncture?
Treatments can focus on alleviating the symptoms experienced and often yield a very quick response. Patients will notice a decrease in their nose stuffiness, sneezes, and number of itching episodes around the eyes, as well as an increase in overall energy levels. Book an appointment now!
Some natural tips for easing any symptoms in the meantime are –
Eat local raw honey – Eating a couple of tablespoons of local raw honey every day (which contains traces of pollen) desensitizes the body to local pollen, so that the pollen floating about in the air does not trigger allergic reactions in the body.
Add turmeric to rice dishes, curries, soups etc – Turmeric contains curcumin, a phytochemical with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions that are comparable to steroidal and nonsteroidal drugs.
Essential oils can also be very helpful –
Peppermint – Dilute with a carrier oil and rub one drop onto your temples, forehead or over the sinuses. You can also try a drop on the tip of your tongue, closing your mouth and then breathing it in to effectively open up the sinus cavity.
Lavender – Acts as an adaptogen and can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It can also help if you have difficulty sleeping due to congestion. Add a few drops to distilled water in a spray bottle and spritz your pillow to help you drift off to sleep more easily.
Eucalyptus – Can open the respiratory system, reduce inflammation and allow better breathing.
Rosemary – Has a similar effect to Eucalyptus but is slightly milder so better for use by children.