In addition, allergies can be tamed by a combination of natural, non-invasive, super effective treatment options. I recommend hydrotherapy, and I love using herbal medicinals, honey and bee pollen, area specific homeopathic remedies, and acupuncture. These can do wonders to alleviate your symptoms without any negative side effects and actually shorten your allergy season.
With all the pollen floating around in the air and invading our delicate mucus membranes, it is really nice to simply wash your affected areas. Frequently rinse your eyes with a saline eye drop and your nasal passages using a Neti pot. I find the Neti pot the most effective way, more so than a saline spray, because you are literally rinsing the pollen out of your nose. I recommend using distilled water mixed with Xlear, a xylitol based saline solution.
Add in herbal medicines! Herbs have been used for centuries to help with allergic symptoms. Traditional herbs for allergies are Echinacea and Goldenseal, Quercetin, Perilla Seeds, Feverfew, Ephedra and Stinging Nettles. All of these herbs are potent mast cell stabilizers, which prevent the release of histamine. Most reputable supplement brands, like those we carry here at the store and in our online store, have added NAC to help thin mucus, along with some Bromelain to reduce inflammation.
Another great addition to your allergy protocol would be eating bee pollen and honey from bees that pollinate in our region. Just a spoonful of honey a day makes a delicious and effective treatment!
I don’t practice traditional homeopathy, but for many years I have been recommending an area specific allergy homeopathic remedy. Here in Colorado, we are in zone 6 for allergies, but if you are not in Colorado, you can search for your zone in our online store! These formulations are a form of sublingual immunotherapy that reduces the immune response to allergens. They contain homeopathic doses of the tree, weed, mold, and grass pollens in your zone and safely conditions your immune system to better tolerate those allergens.
Finally, acupuncture is an essential part of your allergy relief protocol. Numerous studies have shown that acupuncture can modulate the activity of your immune system and reduce the symptoms of hayfever. I have even had several patients report the complete resolution of their seasonal allergies! I recommend starting with weekly sessions a few weeks before you usually start having symptoms.
I have put together my complete allergy protocol in our online store. You can access it here!
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