Sneezing, Itchy, Runny Eyes?

seasonal allergies and acupunctureAre you suffering with sneezing or itchy, runny eyes?

With the warmer weather just around the corner many of us are looking forward to the arrival of spring and then summer. However, for others this heralds a season of misery with sneezing, itchy runny eyes, Whilst many of us  look forward to the warm weather, the shorter nights and the longer days with blue skies and the big yellow sun to enjoy. For some people it heralds seasonal allergy time, a season of misery with sneezing, itchy runny eyes. The pollen in the air  triggers eye problems and “chestiness” as well as sneezing and blocked sinuses.  So I felt that now would be a good time to share some useful tips to help you to weather this season. Especially as it is a really good idea if you know you are a sufferer to begin with some treatments before the symptoms appear.

Omega 3’s – increase your daily intake of omega 3 essential fatty acids.  You want to be getting at least 1200 mg a day of the active ingredient EPA, which is anti-inflammatory.
Try to avoid dairy – it creates a lot of phlegm, which only adds to your symptoms.  During the peak of allergy season it is most effective to cut out dairy 100%; you can gauge by your symptoms what works best for you.

Limit your exposure – if you can, avoid being outdoors late morning and late afternoon

Sinus irrigation – at least once a day before bedtime.  This will rinse out the aggravating pollens from your mucous membranes and let any inflammation settle down over night.

Acupuncture – acupuncture can both relieve the allergy symptoms of sinus congestion, headaches, fatigue, etc., as well as help boost the immune system and create a  stronger defense to keep the allergens from attacking your system. To find out more  about how acupuncture can help you call Angela on 07919 930188.