Spring has sprung, and with it comes allergy season. As pollen is released into the air, our sinuses and lungs let us know in no uncertain terms. Allergies don’t have to ruin the warmer weather. There are both over the counter and natural allergy remedies that can help reduce symptoms. Natural remedies have the advantage of fewer side effects for most people.
Wash That Pollen Right Out of Your Nose
One of the most effective allergy remedies is a flush- washing pollen and other irritants out of the nasal passages using a neti pot or saline spray. When using a neti pot, be sure the water is distilled, completely sterile, and cooled. Some patients report good results from using a saline solution in their neti pots. It’s also worth noting that certain remedies, like extract from stinging nettle, can be included in your neti solution for more effective results.
You are What You Eat
Your body is a complex system. No one part is separate- it all works together. Many allergy sufferers report that adding probiotics to their diet improves allergy symptoms. Additional supplements like natural apple cider vinegar and local honey are recommended. Drinking a full glass of water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of lemon juice, sweetened with unpasteurized, local honey several times a day may reduce your body’s intolerance of local pollens and irritants.
Acupuncture and Chiropractic Treatment
Acupuncture treats the body as a whole system by stimulating specific points in the nervous system. Many allergy sufferers report good results from acupuncture treatments for their allergies.
Chiropractic treatment may help produce relief as well. When the body’s systems are aligned and working properly, it allows for the maximum efficiency of our systems. Regular adjustments may provide relief, especially if sneezing and coughing have resulted in misalignments of the spine.
Here at Alpha Care, we care about our patients affected by back and other pain and we want to help. Alpha Care’s friendly team and on-staff chiropractors are available for same day appointments in each of our four locations. No referrals are needed to make an appointment at Alpha Care. We provide the highest quality treatment for your pain using state of the art equipment. Find your new chiropractor or doctor at one of our four convenient locations or call us today at (843) 824-2273.