Natural Treatments for Allergy Season

It’ so wonderful to see the sunshine and flower blossoms this time of year, but for many of us the spring blooms are the beginning of a frustrating and itchy allergy season.

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Allergies are the result of an over-active immune system. Your body begins to identify things like pollen, dust and pet dander as foreign invaders and histamines are released within your body in attempt to expel the invaders. The release of histamines causes symptoms like itchy, watering eyes, ears, throat and nose, as well as hives and other physical reactions.

The key to managing allergies the natural way is to ensure your immune system is functioning at its best and that your stress levels are not inhibiting your immune system from working properly.

If you are looking for a natural approach to treating allergies consider some of these options:

Essential Oils

  • Add a few drops of lemon, lavender and peppermint essential oils to a diffuser or mix essential oils with a carrier oil (like coconut) and rub it on your chest.
  • Try doTerra’s TriEase® Softgels Seasonal Blend

Tri Ease Soft Gels

TriEase® Softgels were developed to protect against seasonal and environmental elements and to promote a healthy respiratory system when needed most.

To order your supply of doTerra essential oils anytime contact Michele at 250.920.8687 or email info@westcoastreflexology.com.

Reflexology or Dien Chan Multi-reflexology treatments

  • Book yourself a reflexology treatment and be sure to let me know you are suffering with allergies (Click here to book your appointment online!)
  • Try applying firm pressure to the top and bottom of your hand (like a pinch) in the soft spot between your thumb and forefinger. You will know when you find the spot because it will feel very sensitive.
  • Similarity apply firm pressure to the top and bottom of your food (like a pinch) in the soft spot between your big toe and second toe. Again you will know when you find the spot because it will feel very sensitive.

Foods High in Anti-histamines

The following foods are known for being high in ant-histamines (Note: This isn’t a complete list. Try Googling “Foods with antihistamine” for a more comprehensive list).

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Be sure to increase your dietary intake of these items during allergy season:

  • Local honey
  • Onions
  • Apples
  • Watercress
  • Broccoli
  • Thyme
  • Ginger
  • Salmon
  • Pineapple