Warmer temperatures cause trees to begin pollinating as early as February in some regions, causing allergy season to last an extra month, right into October. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), this early release of pollen has a “priming affect” that make Spring allergies even more severe when the season is in full force. Combine that with a heavy dose of precipitation over the winter, and you’ve got the ingredients for a unpleasant allergy season.
As opposed to western treatments which are intended to simply block the symptoms, Energy Medicine offers both acute treatments for symptom relief and treatments over a long period of time with the goal of regulating the imbalance behind the allergies. The best time to treat is 2-3 months before the allergy season so the body can self-regulate and break the habit of the learned response to react aggressively toward the allergen.
While western medicines are very helpful they do not treat the underlying causes of allergies. By balancing our immune systems in general you can offset these issues in the future.
This article provide practical allergy solutions that work for me and for my clients. They are easy to implement, drug free, have no side effects, and can be used by adults and children. Experiment with them and share with your friends and family.
Balance Triple Warmer Meridian
The Triple Warmer Meridian is the meridian that governs your immune system. The imbalance in this meridian can cause your immune system to overreact. This creates an allergic reaction to a substance that poses no real danger to the body, such as dust, pet dander, or pollen.
When Triple Warmer Meridian detects a potential danger, it creates a defense response we call allergenic reaction. It is often some trauma that occurred in the past while you were exposed to the substance, like the smell of roses during the traumatic event.
Triple Warmer meridian governs your adrenal glands and sends the signal to adrenals to activate production of adrenaline. As tremendous energy being drawn to this meridian during an allergy attack, other energy systems in the body become deficient and weaken. That’s why energy medicine practitioners always balance the Triple Warmer meridian first. Here is how you can do it on your own.
The following exercise sedates Triple Warmer meridian in a minute or two by tracing a portion of it backwards.
Simple Ways to Stop Allergic Reaction
Sedate the Triple Warmer Meridian
1. Rest your face in your hands with your chin in the palms and your fingers at the temples. Take two deep breaths.
2. Using your fingers, trace the skin from your temples to above your ears. Hold this position and take at least two deep breaths.
3. Using pressure, slowly trace your fingers around the ears, neck, and over the top of your shoulders towards your chest until they reach your collarbone.
4. Release your hands and let them drop to your sides.
Tap Triple Warmer 3 Points
Using the finger-pads of two fingers, tap between the little finger knuckle and the ring finger knuckle on the back of either hand.
Do this while taking a few deep breaths to help further balance the Triple Warmer meridian. Repeat on the other hand.
To be most effective, repeat this exercise once a day for at least 30 days. Otherwise, the Triple Warmer may stay balanced for a few days but return to its habitual pattern and react to the allergen again.
Natural Treatment for the Allergy Headache
One-Nostril Breath works best on headaches caused
by pollution or allergens (time 30-45 seconds):
1. Close your mouth and close off one nostril with a finger.
2. Take four or five slow breaths in and out the open nostril.
3. Repeat through the other nostril
Neti Pot and Salt
Neti Pots are small vessels shaped like Aladdin’s lamp. Fill it with saltwater and rinse away the prickly sticky pollen grains that cause those terrible allergy symptoms.
Mix a quarter to a half teaspoon on non-iodized salt into a cup of lukewarm water and pour into the pot. Tilting head over sink, pour up one nostril and water will be expelled out of the other. Repeat on the other nostril and gently blow out each nostril to clear completely.
- Stinging Nettle acts as natural antihistamine without the drowsiness and unwanted side-effects of drugs. This can be made into a tea.
- Butterbur is another of nature’s antihistamines that can be taken in supplement form as well. Take 50 mg twice a day. Be careful if you are allergic to ragweed, as butterbur is in the ragweed family and can exasperate the symptoms.
- L-Histidine. Although health practitioners use histidine less frequently than other amino acids, your body uses it to make histamine, which reduces your sensitivity to allergens. (Your body, however, can’t make all the histamine you need.) This amino acid can also enhance the uptake of some minerals like zinc and inhibit the absorption of copper.
Key uses of histidine include:
Clinicians recommend this amino acid in the treatment of allergic disorders, high blood pressure, and anemia, because it helps in the formation of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin carries oxygen in the blood.
You can take histidine following an injury, because it helps form and repair tissue formation and repair.
Researchers have linked low histidine levels in the body to symptoms of fibromyalgia (painful or inflamed muscles).
Foods That Treat Allergies
- Vitamin C has an antihistamine effect and can be found in citrus, strawberries, kiwis, bell peppers and pineapple.
- Quercetin has been shown to reduce allergic inflammation and to reduce symptoms it can be found in red onions, berries and tea.
- Omega -3 fatty acids help fight inflammation can be found in cold-water fish, walnuts, flaxseed oil, as well grass-fed meat and eggs.
- Horseradish, chili peppers and mustard help keep airway clear and acts as a natural, temporary decongestant.
Disclaimer: The information contained on this page is educational and is provided as general information and for demonstration purposes only. This information is not to be considered advice that you stop seeing your health care professional or stop using prescribed medication without consulting with your doctor.