Allergies can get the best of all of us, especially during the spring and summer. Symptoms may include congestion, runny nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, scratchy throat and more. Fortunately, you can find substantial relief from the following natural remedies.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an absolute necessity. You can cook with it, wash your hair with it, clean with it, reduce heartburn with it… the list goes on and on. Add to the list that it is an amazing natural allergy remedy. Apple cider vinegar can help reduce mucus production and cleanse your lymphatic system. All you need to do is swallow a tablespoon. To make the taste more bearable, add a tablespoon to a cup of hot water with a small bit of honey.

Workout

While you may not feel like working out if you are suffering from allergies, it will help you feel so much better. Studies show that just 30 minutes of intense activity can lead to substantial allergy relief. Exercise produces an anti-inflammatory effect in your nasal passages, which allows for a natural reduction in allergy symptoms.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture helps treat an array of health issues, which include depression, digestive issues, pain and immune deficiency. Add allergy relief to that list. This ancient technique stimulates the body’s innate ability to balance itself and recover from illness. Check out our acupuncture services today.

Saline Rinse

Our nasal passage contains a lot of tiny and uniquely shaped passageways that allow dirt and pollen to get easily be trapped. As our body tries to flush these substances from our system, we suffer from allergic symptoms such as runny noses, coughing, sneezing and watery eyes. By using a neti pot and saline solution, you can flush your nasal passages and help relieve your allergy symptoms.

Dietary Changes

It should be no surprise that we included diet on this list! It plays such a large and active role in our overall health. The healthier you are, the better your body will respond to allergies. Remember to eat right and drink lots of water!

It is also important to be aware of some foods that trigger allergy symptoms. These foods include:

  • Sunflower seeds
  • Sugar
  • Peanuts
  • Bananas
  • Shellfish
  • Wheat
  • Soy

For more information or to schedule an appointment for allergy relief, contact us today.