Sneezing, runny nose, itchy red watery eyes and those are just a few symptoms that occur during spring allergy season. Allergies affect nearly 45 million people in the United States which includes one out of every six children according to Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Grant it allergy relief is just the closest drug store but for an increasing number of people many prefer to treat their allergies just they came in with nature. Patients are visiting chiropractors and other holistic practitioners not only because their remedies are natural but also due to lower cost of treatments and higher satisfaction levels with their care in comparison to conventional practitioners, which had been reported as far back as 2007 in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.
So before you go reaching for those over the counter medications which can leave you drowsy, dizzy, rash, breathing difficulty and more you just may want to try some natural remedies first and join other the ranks of other patients who believe that natural treatments are best.
According to Dr. Brigit Rakel, Myran Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, those who suffer with spring allergies have choices available to them. Butterbur is one of the most exciting treatments. Recent studies have revealed that taking butterbur four times daily relieves hay fever symptoms without drowsiness.
Dr. Rakel recommends homeopathic drops of Optique 1 for those itchy eyes.
Dr. Mary Hardy, director of Integrative Medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles states among natural treatments she suggests to use saline (salt water) nasal spray.
When you start sneezing and wheezing you may want to check out a few alternative practitioners to help alleviate those spring allergy symptoms.
Science just recently has demonstrated that chiropractic care does actually boost the bodies immune system. Even though chiropractic care is not an allergy cure, millions have benefited from chiropractic care. When the immune system is functioning at optimal performance your body can fight off those invaders of foreign substance such as pollen, dust and more. Also, when the immune system is not functioning properly it may even become distressed to those foreign substances.
The most common immune disorder is an allergic reaction that happens when the immune system overreacts to those allergens like pollen, pet dander etc.
The natural way to allergy relief from your chiropractor is to release the stress on the nervous system so your immune system can function better and a lot more efficiently. Chiropractors remove those subluxations in the spine which are placing stress on the nervous system. When your body has these stresses removed it begins to naturally defeat those allergy causing chemicals you are subject to in your daily environment.
You may actually have major relief from those spring allergies by seeing your acupuncturist. By stimulating the points outside the body it can change or set off reactions inside your body that can affect your immune system when these allergies start to occur.
In a small but vital study of 26 hay fever patients, acupuncture had reduced the symptoms in all of the patients. In another study of 72 people it had eliminated symptoms in half the patients just after two sessions.
Dr. Dillard, clinical adviser to Columbia University Rosenthal Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine and assistant clinical professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons states acupuncture can be useful if you suffer with numerous allergies and it does work to lessen areas of the immune system that are being overstimulated from being exposed to allergens.
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