Alternative Remedies For Treating Allergies

yogaMany of us have allergies that are triggered by all manners of things; even something like the geographical or climatic zone that you live in.

While it is not possible or practical to relocate to a different city simply because the one you live in frequently causes allergic sneezing fits, what one can do is learn to combat allergies naturally or using herbal methods, trying to reduce constant reliance on pills and medications of all kinds.

Constantly popping pills also has the disadvantage that the body grows immune to them and their efficacy reduces over time. Also it is best not to pump chemicals into the body’s system as far as possible.

Yoga

Yoga or the ancient Indian exercise regimen is known to improve core strength of the body, increase flexibility and improve blood circulation in the body.

This result in improved oxygen delivery to the organs and limbs of the body which also boosts immunity and lowers the severity of allergies suffered.

Herbal Therapies

There are several herbal antihistamines and decongestants which can relieve irritation of mucous membranes and which can also act as an expectorant. For instance Eyebright is very helpful for conditions involving the mucous membranes and can be used for congestion, coughs, and hay fever.

Eyebright is said to work well in conjunction with Stinging Nettle. Rosemary is known to strengthen the nervous system and has Analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Chinese herb mixes, Tylophora indica (Indian ipecac), and to a lesser degree, Boswellia serrata, butterbur and saiboku-to are also known to relieve asthma symptoms. Certain Chinese herb mixes are also known to be helpful in alleviating symptoms of allergic rhinitis.

Acupuncture

This traditional Chinese therapy is known to relieve conditions like allergic rhinitis and asthma. While controlled studies have not been able to prove this, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to suggest that acupuncture treatment is an effective antidote to a number of allergic conditions. 

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a branch of medicine that is gaining increasing popularity due to the reason that it has no side effects upon the person.

The substances causing the allergies are once again administered to the person in extremely small doses in homeopathy, based on a principle similar to immunotherapy, and in the event homeopathy can also be extremely effective in controlling symptoms of allergies.

While conventional medication can give immediate and quick relief to the allergy sufferer, homeopathy has a more holistic approach and tries to get to the root cause of the allergy, which may however take longer.


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  1. Bennie says:

    Taking 400 milligrams of magnesium daily helps with nasal allergies and breathing problems.Great stuff.Thanks!

  2. jenstate says:

    I have been doing yoga and other exercise for years to help with my asthma, which is allergy induced. I agree that there are some more natural and holistic ways to deal with asthma and allergies that can work in conjunction with traditional medicine. I’ve just started BAX 3000 therapy. It’s supposed to retrain the body to act neutrally or positively to allergens instead of having a stress reaction. I’m excited to see if it helps! (If you want to read about it, google BAX 3000 or go to the website at http://www.biovedawellness.com.)

  3. DanaHeather says:

    Thanks for the positive resource on alternative medicine.