I love springtime! Winter hibernation is over and we can frolic outside enjoying the sunshiny warmth. But for many, spring time means seasonal allergies and hay fever. And that means sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, headaches, skin irritation, and tickling in your throat.
While many over-the-counter remedies promise symptomatic relief, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believe that addressing the causes of allergies, treating the whole person, and focusing on balancing the immune system leads to substantial long-term health benefits in managing allergies. Fortunately before you turn to the drugstore for help, you can explore more natural options that can save you money and help your health.
1. Acupuncture for allergies is amazing. Acupuncture for allergies help to decrease pressure, pain, and headache. It can open up closed sinuses, and help to reduce itchy eyes and nose. Acupuncture works incredibly well because it not only relieves current symptoms, but also balances the immune system and corrects underlying deficiencies to help prevent symptoms from recurring. Regular treatments are most effective during allergy season, ideally starting acupuncture therapy a few weeks before symptoms hit their peak.
2. AllerEase is an herbal formula which I’ve seen huge success in treating the itchy eyes, sneezing, and runny nose of allergies.
4. Cang er zi tang is a great formula for stubborn nasal congestion. It helps to reduce inflammation directly in the nose and moisten the nasal passage.
5. Neti pot. A neti pot looks like a small genie’s lamp. You fill it with water and either a salt solution or some baking soda and use it to irrigate your nasal passages. The idea is that it will flush out anything that may be causing irritation. The neti pot is also good for colds for the same reason: it helps manually flush any blockages in the nose.
6. Local honey or bee pollen is said to be good for allergies because the bees use the local pollen to make the honey. In turn, you consume a tiny part of the pollen when you consume the honey, which triggers your body to fight against the intruders.
Allergies can be annoying, but don’t let them get you down! There are many tried and true natural remedies that can help eliminate your pain.
And just for laughs, check out this adorable baby panda sneeze!
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