Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hay Fever. What it is and How to Get Relief Fast and Naturally!

Hay Fever. What it is and How to Get Relief Fast and Naturally!This is the season of sneezing and sinus pain. You want to go outside and enjoy the spring air, but it hurts! You deserve to get out there and embrace the beautiful season, but how can you with hay fever waiting at the door? Well, we want to help you get clear about what hay fever is and how you can find relief naturally in the comfort of your home!

Otherwise known as allergic rhinitis or pollinosis, hay fever is an allergic reaction triggered by allergens such as dust, pollen, mites, grasses, moulds, animal fur/hair and/or air pollution. The condition tends to occur seasonally with outdoor allergens and at any time to those found indoors.

Common symptoms of hay fever include:
  • Coughing
  • Headaches
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Itching of nose, mouth, eyes, throat, ear and skin
  • Impaired smell
  • Wheezing
  • Red and watery eyes
  • Stuffy and runny nose
  • Fatigue
  • Sleeping problems.
Ready for relief? Here's what you want to do:

Eat Preventatively.
Choose to eat a clean and balanced diet, full of high quality protein, fruits and vegetables. This helps to reduce may reduce hay fever symptoms and also strengthens the immune system. Drink a lot of water only, and do your best to avoid grains, dairy, excess salt, sugar, alcohol and anything other highly processed foods.
Bonus helpful foods to help get rid of hay fever are garlic, ginger, onions and honey. 

Herbal Help.
There are several herbs that may be used to calm the sneezing, coughing, itching and congestion symptoms associated with hay fever. They work mainly by strengthening and supporting the allergen-fighting immune system. Some of these herbs are stinging nettle, gingko and quercetin. 

Get Acupuncture Treatment.
Acupuncture has been shown repeatedly to effectively relieve symptoms of hay fever. Acupuncture corrects and balances the energy flow of your body (your body's electrical system) through the use of needles on the skin, specifically on facial points. This stimulates the immune system, clear congestion, any associated pain and reduce inflammation.

Steam with Eucalyptus
This is an easy and relaxing option for relieving hay fever symptoms. Start a hot shower or bath and breathe in the steam.  The steam will break up the mucous and relax the uptight muscles involved.  You can enhance this option by using the acupressure mentioned while in the heat.  Also, adding essential oils like our Eucalyptus Oil Shower Spray to the steam WITH the acupressure IN the steam, will give you peak relief. 

Other Preventative Ideas
In natural healing, prevention is key. So some things you can try doing to avoid the issue of even coming up are to stay indoors if you hear the pollen count is high. Further, avoid going outside during more windy days or after thunderstorms. Instead of a lawn, have bricks, rocks and stone for a landscape. If you must go outside, take a little caster oil or petroleum jelly and line your nostrils with it. This creates a gentle barrier and protects your membranes from pollen. Lastly, wash your face, splashing water on your eyes and blowing your nose, to rid yourself of any possible pollen collecting. 

You don't have to be miserable any more.  There is help! 
We at Eurospa Aromatics, we are committed to your health.  Stop by and see what else we can do to increase the quality of your life and overall health.  

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