In some states of the US, spring seasonal allergies start in the end January and beginning of February and continue until the June or even July. Warm temperatures during the winter season force vegetation to fertilize early, which means the pollution after mild winter starts even before the expectant time. A wet spring stimulates fast vegetation development and causes a proliferation of mold. When this happens the allergic reactions initiated in early spring would last up until mid-autumn.
While the timing and severity of an allergy season vary across the country, the following climate factors also can influence how bad your symptoms might be. Some factors may cause the symptoms of seasonal allergies to be more aggressive during specific periods of the season. These factors include changes in climate, a time when pollutions begin and more. That’s why in different areas of the country we are observing different severity of the symptoms and different quality. These factors are different for different geographical and climate regions. They also are diminishing from East to West and from North to South.
- Sapling, lawn, and flowers increase the pollens’ productions during chilly nights and hot days.
- Molds develop rapidly in high temperature and increase dampness.
- Morning hours are the time when the pollen concentration is the highest.
- Rain rinses the pollen off, but the concentration of the pollen in the air usually increases after raindrops.
- During the calm days when the air is steady, flying allergens are almost inactive.
- During the breezy and hot time concentration of pollen climbs up.
- Since allergens found almost in all geographical areas there is no reason to move to a different location. It really does not help.
Ragweed is the guiltiest allergen in a fall season. This herb belongs to a floral class of weeds and its spread worldwide polluting during late summer and autumn seasons.
There are many other plants that cause allergies in a fall including Cocklebur, Tumbleweed, Sagebrush etc.
Seasonal allergies handling and healing
Some individuals do not experience any seasonal allergies attacks at all. Some are sensitive to Ragweed, some to pine trees. That means that seasonal allergies develop differently in each body and should be handled and managed accordingly.
It is good if a person knows which plant or herb triggers seasonal allergies in his/her body, however, it does not solve the problem in a majority of cases because it’s impossible to isolate the human organism from allergens.
Unfortunately, the use of antihistamine drugs (Claritin, Allegra, etc.) also not a positive universal solution. The list of side effects from this class of medicines includes symptoms that are worse than the positive effect of these drugs.
The list of side effects from the drugs used for seasonal allergies treatment includes:
- Lightheadedness and Vertigo.
- Stomach Sickness and gagging.
- Anxiety or irritability.
- Urination problems.
- Unclear vision.
Of course, there are some hygienic actions that are recommended to take during seasonal allergies period. It does not heal the season allergy syndrome, but it helps to manage it. During the seasonal allergies time tries to follow the rules listed below:
- Observe pollen activity. This information you can always receive from local weather channel or from the internet.
- Make sure your windows and other air entrances closed in your home, apartment and auto.
- Try to be inside during the hours of the pollen highest concentration. Many air filters are able to prevent a flow of allergens inside your home. That means that use of air conditioner is helpful for seasonal allergies management.
- Take a shower, wash your hair and change your clothes after you’ve been working or playing outdoors.
- Personal hygiene is very important. Wash out allergens from your body and hair in a shower after returning home. Also, rinse you are close as often as possible.
If you are suffering from the seasonal allergies don’t wait until it begins. There are many ways to prevent the development of the seasonal allergies.
Holistic medicine for seasonal allergies treatment
Majority people overwhelmed with running nose and watery eyes gotten from seasonal allergies start taking antihistamine drugs. At some point, they realize that the effectiveness of these medicines is very low. Many of them start to experience even side effects. That’s why more and more individuals switch to holistic medicine and start treatment with acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal medicine and other alternative techniques.
Acupuncture for seasonal allergies
The effectiveness of acupuncture for seasonal allergies had been proved by many studies performed by the most prestigious clinics worldwide.
In a study circulated on 19 February 2013 in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, scientists scanned 422 individuals that suffered from the seasonal allergies.
The scientists allocated these patients into 3 groups that received different treatment.
- Patients received 12 individually customized acupuncture sessions. They were allowed to use Claritin if necessary.
- Patients received 12 sham acupuncture sessions and used Claritin if necessary
- Patients were not treated with acupuncture and used Claritin as prescribed.
After the completion of study all results were collected and statistically systematized:
- 80% of patients that were treated with classic acupuncture (group #1) reported a noticeable progress. 90% of them did not even use Claritin.
- 15% from the group #2 reported some improvement and stated that they use less amount of Claritin than before. This fact speaks in favor of so-called a placebo effect, which is well-known in medical practice.
- Patients from group #3 did not report any difference.
Homeopathy for seasonal allergies
Homeopathy is not widely accepted by the modern western physicians in the United. Each homeopath believes that at some point this medical philosophy becomes respected by the majority of conventional physicians. When it finally happens physicians will make-up that they have at all times believe in homeopathy and its principles. Doctors will point to traditional allergy healing technique when the “micro dosages” of allergen infused into the patient’s organism – vaccination.
Somehow it is correct in some measure, but homeopathic practitioners use significantly lesser doses than western medicine allergy vaccinations. Also, what is more, important that homeopathy is not about micro dosages, but about the “likes cure likes” philosophy, which again sounds exactly like allergic shots that assume infusing into the patient organism the “element” that causes symptoms?
A clinical study performed by Dr. Taylor-Reilly from the University of Glasgow (Scotland) proved the helpfulness of homeopathy in seasonal allergies. David Taylor-Reilly is a professor of biochemistry. He also practices homeopathy for more than 20 years. The result of the research was published in the Lancet magazine. This publication demonstrated that homeopathically treated extracts of 12 different ingredients commonly used for hay fever treatment appeared to be very helpful in decreasing the severity of seasonal allergies symptoms comparing to patients that received placebo.
Seasonal allergies treatment at Viva Healthy Life
At Viva Healthy Life – The Center for Holistic Medicine Dr. Tsan – acupuncturist and homeopath developed a special treatment for seasonal allergies that stimulates the immune system of the human organism to properly tolerate airborne allergens. Both acupuncture and homeopathy are perfect solutions for seasonal allergies since these methods are absolutely harmless, natural and what is, even more, important – highly effective.
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