16 Proven Techniques For Symptomatic Relief From Hay Fever And Allergies
Spring for all of its freshness, wonder and glory brings its own set of problems in the form of allergies, from mild bouts of hay fever and itchy eyes to full-on respiratory attack. Here are some of the things you can do to minimise or alleviate these unpleasant conditions.
Instant relief can be at hand at your local pharmacy in the form of antihistamines and eye drops. However I prefer to leave these as a last ditch stand in my quest for relief, but on those days where all else is still not providing relief, they are much better than heavy breathing, sniffling, sneezing and looking like you have been crying all day.
Natural alternatives for the above can be obtained at your local health food shop – herbs like Horseradish, Fenugreek seed, Marshmallow, Garlic and Echinacea are very effective at providing relief and in helping to boost your immunity. These are usually made up in effective combinations and sold in convenient tablet or capsule form. Another thing to look at is the use of a natural Nasal Spray. Saline (salt) solution is very effective used as an eye drop or wash to overcome itchiness and excessive watering of the eyes.
Watch what you eat! Be observant of your diet and look out for reactions. Sometimes our allergies are exacerbated by certain foods, so if you notice a connection between what you’re eating and an increase in allergy reaction, you can modify your diet for some relief.
Another thing to consider is drinking a glass of clean sea water daily. This will provide a complete mineral pill in natural proportion to help build your body’s defences. Or make your own solution by dissolving rock salt in water, called Solé (So-lay). See this video on how to make it.
Look into your environment – Do that spring clean! Even though it creates allergy havoc while you are doing it, the removal of dust and mites etc can only improve the situation for the better. Plus it has a strong psychological effect.
Tip; clean or replace your air conditioner filter, and replace your vacuum cleaner filter. Take down your fly screens and wash them free of all dust and dirt.
Introducing an environment of negative ions can be quite effective. Look to utilising Himalayan Salt Lamps. Bring a big fresh improvement to your inside air quality by using these around your home and office. One in your main living area is good start, but one in every room is even better. Elanra™ negative ioniser machines are also very beneficial. These are also sold as a personal pendant that can be worn at all times.
Aromatherapy can provide positive assistance and perk up the surrounding area at the same time. Oils like Lavender, Eucalyptus, Camomile and Melissa dispersed into your space make an enormous difference in your reaction to irritants. It is especially helpful to use these in a steam inhalation. If this is inconvenient or you don’t like the heat, try a little oil placed on a tissue or pad and sniff it as required. Sometimes it seems that an oil loses its effectiveness quite soon, so it is a good idea to alternate them throughout the season to maintain effective relief. Specialist suppliers also sell oil blends suitable to the occasion, or try blending your own combinations.
Allergies can also be related to stress and some other oils that can be used are Bergamot, Clary, Neroli, Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang.
NB Only pure essential oil will provide therapeutic benefits – fragrant or scented oil only provides odour.
Massage with any of these oils mixed into massage oil can also be very helpful, as the oil absorbs into the bloodstream and often decreases the severity of allergic response. A massage using a crystal wand or large flat stone from the list below is most beneficial.
Crystals. Try carrying or wearing the following stones for relief from hay fever: Amber, Aquamarine, Blue Lace Agate, Jet, Tigers Eye, and Zircon. Allergy relief can also be obtained with Apophyllite, Danburite, Iolite, Lepidolite, Muscovite, Carnelian, Red Jasper, Chrysoprase and Cat’s Eye.
These same stones can be strategically placed around the home and office for beneficial effect. Use them in decorations, we took an old serving tray and filled it with clean sand and then placed various stones into an eye pleasing pattern that also provides the desired therapeutic result.
Crystal Elixir. All of these can also be made into an elixir and sipped through-out the day. Full details on how to do this are covered in our article Crystal Remedies or Elixir Magic.
Elixir diffusion. Use your crystal elixir as the water for your oil burner. In this way you are distributing the vibrational energy of your elixir combined with that of your selected oils into your personal environment for your benefit and hopeful healing. Or just use the elixir water on its own.
Spritzing or spraying an appropriate crystal elixir in to the air around you is another system you could employ for beneficial effect. Simply put some elixir into a spray bottle to use.
Salt Pipe or Salt Inhaler is a natural respiratory aid for easier breathing. The Salt Pipe is a small inhaler that you use to breathe in through the mouth and exhale through the nose. It supplies minute particles of natural salt that you inhale for 15-20 minutes a day.
Bush Flower Essences. This is a very effective treatment for most people. Try a mixture of Bush Iris, Dagger Hakea and Fringed Violet. Or Black Eyed Susan would also be effective or Hibbertia. Bush flower essences are very easy to take; you simply put seven drops under your tongue morning and night.
A Neti Pot can be very effective for controlling sinus problems. Briefly, a neti pot is used to pour salt water solution into one nostril and let it run out through the other using gravity as an aid, while the mouth is kept open to breathe. This is an old Ayurvedic technique known as jala neti. (Neti is a Sanskrit word for “nasal cleansing”). Nasal irrigation is a personal hygiene practice in which the nasal cavity is washed to flush out excess mucus and debris from the nose and sinuses. A warm salt water solution is commonly used, often with sodium bicarbonate as a buffering agent. It is found to bring great relief to sufferers of sinusitis and similar problems.
If you are a real sufferer, you may need to use the whole lot to get on top of it. One last tip is to remember to breathe. When the irritation is getting on top of you and your stress levels are building, stop, take in a few deep breaths and do your best to relax, and remind yourself that this too will soon go away.
Many ailments have psychological origins apart from physical causes and these should be investigated as well. So check out Louise Hayes` Heal Your Body A – Z’ which looks at the mental causes for physical illness and the way to mend them. This book is a great resource in revealing possible hidden and underlying cause of your condition.
With help from any of the above, I am sure you will soon have relief and be able to go about your business without experiencing your allergies ruining consequences.
And do you know what is really good?
Except for the antihistamines, they are all natural and you can use them all together if you want to, pretty much as much as you like, and they will all work synergistically together for your betterment and wellbeing without harming you in any way!
© Ron and Sue Windred.
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