Tuesday, April 1, 2014

12 Healthy Tips for Seasonal Allergies

Since new season is on the way, I compiled the list of all natural suggestions to prevent sneezing and sniffing.




1. Stinging nettle leaf tea will clear your sinuses! 
It's a natural anti-inflammatory. To make sure you get enough of medicinal oils, pour boiling water over the loose tea (or teabag), cover it and let it steep for 15 min. 

2. Please go and buy Local Organic Honey. Local honey will help you build immunity to local allergens! The bees eat pollen from you region and the honey produced is like a mini allergy shot.



3. Quercetin is a natural antihistamine. I recommend "activated" Quercetin for better results.
4. Grab a Neti Pot. It will flush your sinuses with saltwater solution, which can help wash away allergens and irritants.



5. Drink or eat more Probiotic. The "good" bacteria can prevent congestion and improve your immune system function. As a bonus it also helps your digestion.
 


6. Consider Yoga to clear your Sinuses

Sinusitis Survival the Yoga way 



7. Add a few drops of Eucalyptus essential oils to three cups of boiling water and Inhale!


8. Consider trying this wonderful Qigong exercise for your Lungs 

9. Consider trying natural anti-inflammatory drink using turmeric.  Click here to learn how to make Natural anti-inflammatory drink 

10. Soak up the calm. "Stress raises levels of the hormone cortisol", says Clifford Bassett, MD, an allergist at NYU Medical Center. A few minutes of Meditation or relaxing in a bath may do wonders for your allergies.
Below are some Amazing Meditations you can do right now:

My favorite Meditation for Self-Healing by Yogi Bhajan

Breathing exercise to overcome all of your physical shortcomings


Bliss Meditation







11. Try Energy Medicine / Acupressure routine below

Energy Medicine For Healthy Living™ Quick Tips For Seasonal Allergies
1. Relieve Sinus Pressure with this acupressure routine.Sinus Points: UB2 and UB3
Sinus Points: UB2 and UB3
Place your thumb on UB 2 and your finger tips on UB3.
Hold with mild pressure for 1-2 minutes while you focus on your breathing. Also use UB 2
for red, watery eyes and sneezing.






Sinus Eye Points

Continue by tapping or holding these points around each eye.









Sinus GB14 ST3 Points
Now place your thumb on
ST 3 and your finger tips on GB14. Hold with mild
pressure for 1-2 minutes.






Sinus LI20 Bitong Points

With your middle finger apply pressure to LI 20 at the flare of the nose for 1-2 minutes and then move up to Bitong directly above LI 20 along the lower border of the bone. Helpful for nasal congestion.






Crown Pull

Crown Pull
2. Relieve headaches and sinus pressure with the Crown Pull. Pressing in the middle of forehead with your fingertips and pull across with some pressure. Repeat this pulling and stretching motion as you move over your entire head and down your neck. It is also helpful to massage along the bottom of the skull as several meridians pass through this area.



K27
3. Tap or massage K27 to bring energy up to the face and eyes. K27 will also activate energy in a forward direction throughout your entire meridian system. This point transforms phlegm, alleviates cough and wheezing.






4. Tap or massage Lung 7 generally found by sliding your finger from the thumb side of the wrist crease over the styloid process (bone) and press where sore. Lung 7 is excellent for cough, sore throat, phlegm, sneezing, chills, runny nose, headache, toothache, stiff neck and promotes Lung Qi.
Lung 7
LI  4


5. Massage LI 4 located in the webbing on the back of the hand between the thumb and index finger. LI 4 is the Command Point for the Face and is the Source Point for the Large Intestine Meridian. Also excellent for sore throat, loss of voice, toothache, pain any where, sneezing, runny nose or headache. AVOID using LI 4 if pregnant.




The sinus points located around the eyes are also used for Eye Diseases and to promote eye health. For more information, consult our Energy Medicine for Eyes Chart and DVD.
6. One of the best ways to fight off allergens and boost your immune function is to Sedate Triple Warmer and Strengthen Spleen.
Triple Warmer Smoothie
The Triple Warmer Smoothie and the Spleen Neuro-lymphatics are easy to do on yourself.
Begin tracing from the outside of the eyebrow to the opening of the ear, up and over the ear as you smooth behind it down to your shoulders. Give your shoulders a squeeze.



Spleen NLR and Thymus




And for the Spleen Neurolymphatics tap or massage one rib directly below the nipple on both sides and along the midline of the body below the arm pit. Also tapping or massaging the Thymus Gland which is located directly below the sternum will boost your immune system and calm Triple Warmer.



7. To determine what allergens your body is responding to, Energy Medicine Advanced Substance Testing can be used to bring your body’s energies into balance so it no longer must fight off the allergen. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Melanie to find out how that oak pollen, cat dander, wheat, or mold is affecting you.





12. Additional Foods and vitamins to help with allergies

Choose foods that reduce inflammation of air passages and decrease mucus in the lungs and control the release of histamines such as:

  • Spicy food:  cayenne pepper and ginger.
  • Omega-3 essential fatty acids such as flax seed oil and salmon.
  • Foods that contain flavonoids and quercetin  such as apples, red onions, black tea, capers, grapes, berries.
  • Foods that contain carotenoids such as carrots, apricots, pumpkin, sweet potato, spinach, kale and butternut squash.
  • Vitamin C is considered a natural antihistamine.
  • Magnesium helps to open the airways by relaxing muscles in the bronchial tubes.



Resources:








Acupressure Points and Home remedies:






























Tips for healthy Digestion:



Books:


Books and DVDs on Qigong:





2 comments:

  1. This is a great article with solid ideas to get rid of allergies. I will be sharing this with my readers. Thanks.
    Susanne

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  2. I never realized that buying local honey might help mitigate the effects of other local allergens! I love all of your natural remedies, and am so glad they are there as an option to help with allergy symptoms when springtime rolls around. I am especially excited to try meditation as a way to reduce stress, and, hopefully, my allergic reactions, too. Thank you for taking the time to list all of your great tips! http://advanced-allergy.com

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