Friday, April 17, 2015

Enjoy the spring weather by beating seasonal allergies


Health > CGI Healthy Life By CGI Holistic Wellness Center

As the spring arrives, we are excited to welcome back the nice weather, the blooming flowers and the trees. However, with the advent of the spring, an unwelcomed guest is on its way – seasonal allergies. Are you already sneezing?

The traditional approach to deal with seasonal allergies has been over-the-counter drugs. However, many allergy sufferers (including some medical doctors) are now using some alternative and holistic methods to deal with their symptoms. The holistic approaches are proving to be very effective for relieving these. Here are some alternative ways that you can benefit from, in overcoming your seasonal allergies.

Acupuncture and Acupressure
They are becoming very popular for their effectiveness in treating allergy symptoms. You may get some needles on your head and face if you choose acupuncture. It sounds little scary but it is nearly painless. It can relive many sinus issues. If you hate needles, you can try acupressure; it can be as effective as acupuncture. You can ask your massage therapist for a specialized treatment or you can learn some self-acupressure techniques. There is plenty of information on self-acupressure.

Some say your psychological status plays a major role in your body’s reaction to allergies. Yoga can not only strengthen your body but also relax your mind. Certain poses of yoga get you focus on core muscles and warm your abdomen area that promotes energy circulation which may relive the discomforts of seasonal allergies

Salt water gargle
Gargling with salt water can help you ease a scratchy and sore throat. It is a well known home remedy to take care of the mouth and throat.
There are also nasal rinse products like a neti pot. If you choose to use these products, make sure to follow the directions.

Essential oil
Peppermint, eucalyptus, and lavender oils can effectively relive your sinus congestion. Lavender has strong anti-inflammatory properties and Peppermint oil’s strong minty aroma can open up your sinus (Eucalyptus does the same). It is recommended that you do thorough research on how to use these oils to relive your symptoms, as well as what kind of oil you should get. Some essential oils sold in the market are less in quality than others.

Try a few or all of these suggestions and find out what works best for you.
The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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