Feeling more fatigued lately?
Have itchy eyes?
Post nasal drip?
Many of my clients are complaining of similar symptoms.
Every year, it seems like allergies get worse.
Year over year, we’re finding climate change is a major factor in worsening symptoms for spring and fall pollen seasons,’ said Kenneth Mendez, the CEO and president of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
The rising temps and increasing CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere are making pollen seasons heavier and longer. Allergy season is now 10 days longer than it was in 1990, and trees, grass and weeds are producing 21% more pollen. More pollen means more runny noses, watery eyes and itchy throats.– HuffPost.com
How can you get some relief?
I made this video a few years ago, and the exercises in it are still my go-tos for allergy relief.
The first part of the video takes you through exercises with Lemon and Eucalyptus Oil to help alleviate sinus pressure and headaches.
The last exercise in the video can help with fatigue from seasonal allergies and emotional stress.
These have been life-changing for me. I did the final exercise in the video this morning before I got out of bed, and it opened my chest, cleared my head, and energized me in minutes!
You can download and print the Exercise Resource Sheet I created for you here and have it ready by your bed to do after you press snooze for a calmer and more energized start to your day.
Yes! Calm energy is the awesome effect of this exercise!
And keep scrolling down for more tips on how to limit allergen exposure and some useful remedies. And please share this with anyone you know who is suffering: https://bit.ly/allergy2023
The first part of the video (0:00-7:00 min) takes you through exercises with Lemon and Eucalyptus Oil to help alleviate sinus pressure and headaches.
The last exercise (7:00 min-end) in the video can help with fatigue from seasonal allergies and emotional stress.
And try these common sense tips to limit your exposure:
- Clean your home more often to pick up the extra dust, pollen, and other airborne household allergens and make sure your vacuum filter is a HEPA filter. You actually could be stirring up pollen versus filtering it out of your home without one.
- Keep your windows closed.
- Change your clothes and shower when you get home to remove pollen from your person. Clear your nasal passages of allergens and irritants with a Neti pot or my favorite a Neil Med Sinus Rinse. Clear it off and out of your system, so you aren’t exposing yourself, as you try to rest.
- Wear shades. Sunglasses can keep pollen out of your eyes. Continue to wear a mask. This helped me a lot! My chest was feeling continually better, then I had a setback, and realized it was after I had lunch outside. The next few days, I wore a mask even while exercising outside, and I continued to improve.
- Avoid exercising outdoors or wait until the evening. The pollen count tends to be highest in the morning and ragweed worst midday.
- Notice if your allergy symptoms get worse after eating. If they do, take an inventory of what you just ate, and try eliminating one of the more common inflammatory foods. I would try dairy, gluten or sugar first, and see if you notice a difference.
Now for Natural Remedies That Work!
I am always pleasantly surprised when things like this work!
- Inhaling Lemon Oil, then rubbing it on the sinus points in this free exercise has given me instant relief and helped me breathe again! While the acupressure exercise in this same video immediately relieves my sinus pressure.
- Vitamin C is a well-known immune-booster and 2000mg a day can lower histamine levels.
- Add ginger to your juice or make fresh ginger tea by peeling and boiling ginger in water. Ginger is a natural antihistamine! Add local raw honey for a further immune booster and to help your body begin to build up your immunity to local pollen.
- Drink a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in 8-10oz of water to reap the benefits of this anti-inflammatory and antibacterial wonder water!