Airborne Allergies

Ahh Choo!

What makes some people more vulnerable than others?

Purpose: In the next few minutes I hope to clear up any myths around airborne allergies & what you might want to do for yourself if you are an allergy sufferer.

In simple lay terminology an allergy is basically a reaction from the immune system to fight off some unrecognizable substance that can lead to an allergic reaction if this invasion continues for any length of time. Some people respond differently than others or maybe not at all.

Typical symptoms seen in a doctor’s office is nasal congestion, coughing, wheezing, itchy runny eyes, shortness of breath and possible headaches.

Type of Airborne Allergies: Because we live in the Northwest, we are surrounded not only by dust and pollens, but molds as well. Molds are microscopic living organisms, neither animal nor insect, that thrive where no other life form can. You can find molds under the sink, in the window sills, bathroom, bedroom, and refrigerator. Basically, anywhere there is a water source there can be a mold problem.  Even woodcarvers or wood-makers are vulnerable to mold allergies because old wood can fester up molds.  Molds can be transported by the wind and predominate in the summer and early fall.

There are some people that can develop serious life threatening allergy conditions, such as asthma and pulmonary fibrosis.

Allergy Victims/Underlying Cause:
So the question is “why do some people get allergies and not others?”

According to some specialists, allergies occur when a person’s immune system has been compromised over a long period of time and/or experiencing an extreme amount of stress. You can easily compromise your immune system through long term neglect of doing what it takes to keep healthy. It could be from taking too many drugs for remedying minor conditions, eating inflammatory toxic type foods, spinal misalignment that has gone untreated for long periods of times, and/or emotional imbalance.

So what is a person to do besides taking the usual over the counter antihistamines or flu shots, thinking that they are doing themselves a big favor when they are not? Here are some easy simple ways to remedy the symptoms and possibly clear up your allergies over time:

  1. Taking a Tblsp of raw blackberry honey daily
  2. Drinking 2-3 cups of German Chamomile tea
  3. Homeopathic remedies such as: allium cepa 30C 1-2X/D until your symptoms dissipate
  4. Foot reflexology, especially trigger points to the following anatomical points: liver, spleen, lung, kidney, adrenals, head
  5. Web of hand acupressure point
  6. Taking extra dosage of vitamins C & A (5000 mgs/D)
  7. Healthy Mediterranean type of diet:  olives, olive oil, avocado, yogurt, raw nuts/seeds, and high fiber.

If the above home remedies don’t relieve your symptoms, then I would suggest seeking Chiropractic alignment and/or Acupuncture care.