Achoo! Looking for natural allergy relief ?
Here are some of the things I most often recommend to my patients in my office. You might find relief from them too!
Stinging nettles have long been used for providing relief front he sniffing, sneezing, and red eyes associated with seasonal allergies. I love making nettle tea or using nettles in soup broth. There are also tons of nettle supplements available at the health food store.
Vitamin C is well known as a histamine stabilizer. What does that mean? It can reduce the amount of histamine that is released from your immune cells. Over the counter histamine stabilizers and blockers are medicines like Benadryl. Histamine is the chemical in our body that causes symptoms of runny nose, watery eyes, puffy eyes, sneezing, and itching. The less you release histamine, the better you can feel.
What does honey have to do with your seasonal allergies? Well, a lot! Honey naturally contains pollen. If you use local honey with local pollen, this creates a tolerance to the pollen. Your immune system can get used to the local pollen and become less reactive. Plus, it’s yummy!
Using remedies like Euphrasia and Allium can be helpful for most seasonal allergy symptoms. Euphrasia could be helpful for painful itchy eyes, Allium for a painful watery nose. Not sure which remedy is best for you? Try a combination remedy from your health food store or make an appointment with your naturopath.
Techniques like Applied Kinesiology (AK) and Total Body Modification (TBM) could potentially harmonize your body to the allergens in your environment. When I use AK and TBM in my office, I am helping reset the acupuncture meridian lines, organ systems, and alarm points while introducing the allergen. Most of my patients have experienced immediate relief.