Greer Allergy Treatment: 3 Natural Tips To Treat Seasonal Allergies
If you live in Greer, SC and suffer from allergies then you are in the right place. Spring and fall are such beautiful seasons here in South Caroline with all the flowering trees and flowers. However, those of you who suffer from seasonal allergies, this time of year can leave you feeling down right miserable.
If you are looking how to relieve allergies naturally then you are in the right place. In this blog, I will share with you 3 natural tips to get you some relief quickly from your seasonal allergies no matter what time of year it is.
Seasonal allergies are called allergic rhinitis and more commonly known as hay fever. Spring and fall are the most common seasons that people struggle with allergy symptoms.
Common List Of Seasonal Allergies Symptoms:
Itchy, red, and puffy eyes
Runny or stuffy nose
Post nasal drip
Dark circles under you eyes
Allergy symptoms develop is when your immune system can't handle all the environmental stressors that you are being exposed too. The questions is WHY. Where is the break down in the body that is causing your body to hyper reactive to allergens?
A very common cause for developing seasonal allergies is due to having low stomach acid, which is called Hypochlorhydria. When you have low acidity it makes it difficult to absorb minerals which are needed for your immune system thus resulting in a weak immunity.
If you experience acid reflux, gas, bloating, indigestion, and belching then you could have low stomach acid.
Seasonal Allergy Treatments
Patients come to the clinic complaining about how horrible they feel due to their seasonal allergies. They try the typical over-the-counter anti-histamines like Claritin, Zyrtec, Flonase, and Allegra, but getting mediocre results. They are generally feeling pretty frustrated that they keep sneezing and have a constant runny nose.
The over-the-counter antihistamines do come with unwanted side effects:
To really take control of your seasonal allergies and to prevent all those miserable symptoms, the best thing to practice is preventative care prior to the spring or fall season. However, it isn’t too late to do something about it now.
The main goal when it comes to allergies is to strengthen your immune system so it isn’t hypersensitive to all the allergens in the environment. Another important aspect to preventing allergies is promoting liver health. A very important function of the liver is to filter and detoxify your blood. If the liver is congested and sluggish, then the toxins get backed up in the bloodstream, which causes an immune response leading to those annoying allergy symptoms.
3 Natural Tips To Treat Seasonal Allergies
Here are my favorite and effective natural tips when it comes to seasonal allergies:
Natural Remedies To Stop Seasonal Allergies
1. Take Medicinal Mushrooms
Mushrooms contain polysaccharides, which powerfully boost your immune response. Mushrooms can even inhibit the growth of tumors. Mushrooms are used in Chinese Herbal Formulas as well as in nutritional therapies. You take them in supplement form, teas, or add them to your favorite recipes.
Best Types Of Mushrooms:
2. Drink Apple Cider Vinegar Water
ACV water helps reduce histamine reactions, inflammation, and mucus production. It helps improve lymphatic drainage and detoxifies the liver. It can even help increase your stomach acidity.
1 TBSP ACV
1 cup filtered water
drink 3 glasses per day
If you believe you have low stomach acid, you may want to consider taking Betaine Hydrochloride supplements with your meals.
3. Consume Local Raw Honey
I recommend heading to the farmers markets and find some local honey that is unpasteurized. There are a lot of imposter honeys at the grocery stores.
The honey will contain local pollens, minerals, and enzymes. Honey will help you build up a tolerance to the local pollens floating in the air.
Honey in Chinese Herbology is called Feng Mi. It helps to clear out heat and toxins in the body, moistening effects and reduces dehydration, and dries dampness.
1 TBSP raw honey
1 cup of hot tea or water
Really, add it to anything that makes you happy.
I hope these 3 natural remedies to stop seasonal allergies help you. If you are still struggling with allergies, it might be time to try something else.
Acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, and ear seed therapy are an effective and natural approach to strengthen your immune system, improve liver function, and instantly reduce allergy symptoms. When seeing an acupuncturist like me, my job is to uncover the root cause of why you are suffering from seasonal allergies and to focus treatment on that root issue while eliminating those unwanted symptoms.
There are many acupuncture points on the body that reduce allergy symptoms, support immune system, and improve overall health. Plus, there are many formulas that are very effective at reducing allergy symptoms, boosting immune healthy, and addressing the root causes. My clinic offers Greer and Upstate South Carolina allergy relief for all seasons. Call today at (864) 714-1119 to schedule an appointment and stop those bothersome allergies right away.
In Good Health,
Stacy Spence is an Integrative Medical Practitioner and acupuncturist in Greer, South Carolina specializing in pain relief and women's health.