Allergies and sensitivities of all types whether food, seasonal, chemical, environmental etc. can be a challenge to deal and cope with on a daily basis. It can affect how you function in your daily routine and can make life difficult. I believe in using natural ways to help stop the suffering without the worry about having an allergic reaction to a toxic chemical medication. The side effects of OTC or prescription medications can inhabit your ability to do daily tasks.
I know personally that taking medications can have some dramatic reactions. Taking a natural herbal remedy for those with allergies and sensitivities can even have a negative effect on some very sensitive individuals. Although an herbal remedy will not normally cause a traumatic reaction as compared to a prescription or even an over the counter drug.
But there are totally non-invasive natural remedies that work very effectively to reduce allergies symptoms and sometimes completely eliminate them.
Below are four alternative medicine and natural remedies for allergies and sensitivities that can give you a lot of relief. They have very positive effects on the body that not only relieve allergies symptoms but will help your body detoxify from pollutants, eliminate pain, muscle spasms, and many other health benefits.
1. Massage: A relaxing and soothing massage can have many health benefits. If your allergy symptoms cause sinus pressure and headaches, a thorough head massage can relief the throbbing pain in your head and neck. A massage can help to open up the nasal passage and clear up some of the drainage plus it will release endorphins that are natural pain killers and will help you feel better. It also helps support the immune system that will help your body fight the allergy symptoms and help strengthen your body.
2. Yoga: There are several yoga practices that may help to alleviate allergy symptoms, including runny noses and inflamed sinuses. Some of the breathing exercises can be very helpful. It should be noted, however, that the isolated use of yoga exercises and techniques will probably not offer instant relief. You need to engage in a regular yoga routine to enable your body to enjoy a healthier immune system.
3. Steam Bath & Hydrotherapy: The healing properties of water can have a cleansing effect on allergies. Steam treatments and hot baths can open the sinuses and provide relief from allergy symptoms. Taking a bath using essential oils can provide relief from allergies.
Make sure the bath is slightly warmer than body temperature. Add 8 drops of peppermint oil while the water is still running. Submerge much of the body into the water for about 20 minutes. Add water to keep the bath temperature warm. For a quick steam treatment, boil a pint of water with dried chamomile or yarrow, and inhale the steam until the water cools.
4. Acupuncture: Putting needles into you skin probably sounds scary and painful. But not to worry, from my own personal experience with acupuncture I can definitely verify that it does work and gives relief from sinus and allergy symptoms. Don’t worry about the needles! They do not resembles a traditional needle, they are extremely thin and flexible and usually you don’t even feel them. The benefits of acupuncture occur because it clears energy blockages and helps you have a more balanced state, which in turn enables your body to prevent the initial allergic reaction from occurring.
If your suffer from allergies of any type why not try some of these natural remedies that can help your body in so many ways. They improve your immune system and help you body fight off disease and illness. they help you detoxify from the many pollutants that we are in contact every day. Why not get on the road to health and wellness and improve your mind, body and spirit?