Here in Central Bucks County, we had a mild winter and it’s been difficult to tell the difference between winter and spring using the weather as your guide. There were 70 degree days back in February and a few snow flurries on an April Saturday.
But now with a sunny forecast and temps in the 60’s and 70’s (finally!) it looks like Spring is here to stay awhile.
Yet, 50 million Americans suffer with spring allergies and if you’re one of them, you may be sneezing into a tissue right now. The mild winter brought an earlier blooming season which means you may already be suffering with watery eyes, sniffles, brain fog and other allergy symptoms.
What Causes Spring Allergies?
Pollen is the biggest trigger of spring allergies. It’s a case of packing a major wallop into a tiny package. You probably know pollen is tiny particles whose purpose in life is to pollinate other plants. However, when it gets stirred up – by the wind, by cutting the lawn, gardening, etc. it tickles your nostril lining and causes you to sneeze.
Before long, it’s traveling in your body and sending your immune system into overdrive. You may already know that allergies are nothing more than a signal that your immune system is out of balance.
Which means if you know that you’re senstivie to spring pollen for instance, then you can avoid is as much as possible – a little tough – or you can take steps to build up your immune system so you can feel your best.
Natural Ways to Treat Spring Allergies
Neti pot – Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners have recommended these for years and they’re recently catching on in the mainstream. It can take a little getting used to however, since it involves pouring water into your nostrils. The reason it works is it literally cleans out your nose to rid it of pollen and other allergy triggers.
You can find neti pots at any drugstore these days.
Fish oil – You may be aware of the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids on your hair, skin and even mental health. But did you know they can boost your immunity too? Good sources include salmon, spinach and pine nuts.
Chiropractic care – Many people associate chiropractic care as a treatment for back pain but in actuality, it’s great for your overall health. When you get a chiropractic adjustment, it realigns your spine through a series of manipulations. This which affects your entire body because your chiropractor will be able to put tendons/muscles/bones “back into place” so you feel pain relief.
It also boosts your immune system.
What do you think? Are you willing to try natural remedies to relieve your spring allergies? If you’re in the Doylestown, Pa area, contact us and we’ll get you in as soon as today!