- Anna Lunaria, L.Ac.
12 Natural Solutions for Allergy Relief
Did you know that Acupuncture treats allergies! Acupuncture is an immune regulator and can help balance hyperactive immune (allergies) as well as low immunity. Acupuncture helps your body return to balance/homeostasis.
2. Facial Cupping & Gua Sha!
These techniques on the face leave no marks when gently performed and help unplug congestion and reduce inflammation!
3. Traditional Herbal Formulas
Jade Windscreen & Jade Screen with Xanthium. Both of these formulas are effective for allergies. Xanthium relieves sinus congestion.
4. Nettle leaf tea
Nettle leaf blocks the production of histamine which provides natural allergy relief! Yn Rising currently has two nettle leaf teas in stock: Blossoms of Health herbal Tea blend: useful for regulating an overactive immune response/allergies. 21st century herbal Tea blend: boosts immunity with the addition of elderberry.
5. Water & Electrolytes
Being chronically under hydrated can make you more susceptible to allergies. It can also lead to headaches, hunger, bloating, acne, insomnia, UTI, kidney stones and more! Use an App to track your water intake to see if you’re meeting your daily goal
The most objective way to ‘see’ your nutritional gaps is to use an App tracker and enter your daily consumption of food and beverages. Apps like myFitnessPal track both macro and micro nutrients.
If you have seasonal allergies, you may also have food allergies or food sensitivities or an overall histamine intolerance.
According to Eastern Medicine theory all ‘phlegm’ is made in the stomach but stored in the lungs. This theory is being proven out now with Western BioMedical research showing the power our probiotic gut bacteria have over overall health and wellness.
Taking a probiotic or eating naturally ‘probiotic’ fermented foods such as kim chi, kombucha, kefir, and yogurt!
8. Digestive Aid
Taking a digestive enzyme with every meal/snack helps your body assimilate foods without being reactive. Anyone with any kind of allergic reactions whether respiratory, dermal, or GI can benefit from taking a digestive aid to help the GI system digest and assimilate dairy, carbohydrates and proteins.
Even though you won’t feel like exercising when you have allergies research has shown that moderate to high activity for just 30 minutes can result in significant allergy relief. The possible mechanism behind these results is that exercise promote and anti-histamine response in the nasal passages to natural reduce allergic symptoms. Note: if you are prone to exercise induced asthma, make sure to bring your inhaler.
10. Local Honey & Bee Pollen
Go to your local farmers market to find local honey!
Start with a tiny amount initially.
Warning: If you’re allergic to bees, you may want to avoid this suggestion.
11. Apple Cider Vinegar
Drink 1 TBSP per day diluted in water with local honey (add a pinch of salt for more electrolytes)
12. Activated Quercitin
This supplement can help reduce inflammation in the lungs and nasal passages: foods naturally high in quercetin include raw asparagus, kale, tomatoes, broccoli, capers, raw red onion.
* If you’re taking any medication that is metabolized by the liver avoid taking this supplement. Get your quercetin from food sources instead. Any questions? Book an appointment with Anna!