I love my allergies, and I am a very bad liar. I live most have allergies to pollen and every grass that you can name. I get to enjoy itchy red eyes, sneezing, and stopped sinuses. I do break down when I have a stuffed nose and can’t sleep at night and take some over the counter anti-histamines. They do work, but I can’t function during the day with all the side effects of the allergy medication. So what are some natural ways of getting rid of allergies.
Netti-pots- These are funky little pots that you can buy at any curbside CVS or Walgreens. They are akward to use, but are effective in breaking up congestion in the nose.
Stinging Nettle is an herb that has been shown to be helpful to treat the symptoms of allergies. Follow recommendations on the bottle for dosage. It acts like medication, but doesn’t have the side effects. I wouldn’t advise mixing this with any of anti-histamines.
Butterbur is another natural approach to allergies. A recent study showed it to be as effective as popular anti-histamines when taken daily.
Quercetin is another natural compound that has been shown to help treat allergies. It seems to be more effective when taken with Vitamin C.
Acupuncture has been shown to help alleviate allergy symptoms as well, in as litte as two treatments.
Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to help people with allergies and congestion in smaller studies and case studies. Many patients who get adjusted notice that their allergies and sinus problems clear up to some extent. Typically this is secondary benefit that patients notice when being treated from some other problem. Chiropractic treatment is a good complimentary treatment for allergies, but at this time the research doesn’t show it to be a primary.
Do you have any other treatments that you use for allergies, leave a comment.
Circle City Chiropractic
Indianapolis, IN 46250