More people everyday are trying natural remedies verse a toxic medication. I find it very interesting and quite frankly bazaar that in many allergy medications have dyes in them. Dyes contain many toxins and are known carcinogens. Why would the drug companies put artificial coloring in them? Putting toxic dyes in allergy medication is just one reason why you should be looking for alternative and natural remedies to find relief.
The natural remedies for allergies, that I am going to discuss, also have other very positive effects on the body such as detoxification and helping eliminate pain and muscle spasms.
1. Massage: Relaxing and soothing, a good massage can give you many benefits. If your allergy symptoms cause sinus pressure and headaches, a thorough head massage can relieve the throbbing pain in your head and neck. A massage can help to open up the nasal passage and clear up some of the drainage- plus it will release natural endorphins that are natural pain killers and will help you feel better. So you might just get more relief than you ever expected.
2. Yoga: There are several yoga practices that may help to alleviate allergy symptoms, including runny noses and inflamed sinuses. Some of the breathing exercises can be very helpful. It should be noted, however; that the isolated use of yoga exercises and techniques will probably not offer instant relief. You need to engage in a regular yoga routine to enable your body to help and enjoy a healthier immune system.
3. Steam Bath & Hydrotherapy: The healing properties of water can have a cleansing effect on allergies. Steam treatments and hot baths can open the sinuses and provide relief from allergy symptoms. Taking a bath using essential oils (Click here to order) can provide relief from allergies. Make sure the bath is slightly warmer than body temperature. Add 8 drops of peppermint oil while the water is still running. Submerge much of the body into the water for about 20 minutes. Add water to keep the bath temperature warm. For a quick steam treatment, boil a pint of water with dried chamomile or yarrow, and inhale the steam until the water cools.
4. Acupuncture: Putting needles into your skin probably doesn’t sound very appealing to you, but not to worry. From my own personal experience with acupuncture, I can definitely verify that it does work and gives relief from sinus and allergy symptoms. Don’t worry about the needles! They do not resembles a traditional needle, they are extremely thin and flexible and usually you don’t even feel them. The benefits of acupuncture occur because it clears energy blockages and helps you have a more balanced state, which enables your body to prevent the initial allergic reaction from occurring.
These remedies can help get you on the road to finding some relief from allergies and sensitivities, while enabling you to have healthier body and immune system! A natural non-invasive remedy is always a better choice for the body and for staying healthy. We need to take care of our health! If we start putting toxic drugs into our bodies we are opening a door to the possibility of causing permanent harmful damage to the natural course of how our body functions and fights disease.
Marla Gates is the owner of organic4greenlivings.com. Marla worked for over 10 years in healthcare, which helped her understand the dramatic need for changes in our society and how we view what healthy actually is. Her mission is education and awareness, so that people can make healthier choices and ensure a safe world for all of us to live in, now and for future generations. Since she has suffered from Environment Illness or Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), for 20 years or more it has given her the first-hand knowledge on what chemicals and pollution can do to your health. She knows how important it is to clean up our environment. So come join her and read her blog. With her research on various topics, she will give the best information possible. She believes that we can clean up our environment, but it will take time. Rome was not built-in a day nor can we make our world safe in one day! Each one of us needs to do our part to make it safe for ourselves, our children, grandchildren and all future generations. We can only do it one day at a time and one step at a time! Please join her in “Saving Our Planet Earth” “Go Green” & “Organic” to Live A Healthier Life!