Natural Ways To Relieve Allergy Symptoms

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It's estimated that some 30% of adults are affected by seasonal nasal allergies. If the symptoms of seasonal allergies are preventing you from fully enjoying the time you spend outdoors, it's important that you take the time to investigate possible treatment options.

Here are three natural remedies you can use to reduce the negative effects of seasonal allergies in the future.

1. Consider taking butterbur to help relieve your allergy symptoms.

If you find that reaching for an antihistamine provides you with relief from your allergy symptoms, but you don't want to battle to side-effects (like drowsiness) associated with many antihistamines, you might find butterbur a viable alternative.

Butterbur, an herb that is part of the daisy family, can be as effective as a 10 mg dose of cetirizine (one of the more popular antihistamines available on the market today). Be sure that you talk to your doctor about the potential benefits a supplement containing butterbur leaf extract can provide when it comes to managing your seasonal allergies.

2. Make the switch to local honey.

Exposing your body to the allergens that cause your seasonal symptoms through a process known as desensitization can help you find relief from your seasonal allergies. One of the easiest ways to safely expose yourself to the environmental triggers that cause your allergy symptoms is by ingesting honey produced locally.

Since bees producing honey in your area rely on pollen from local plants, local honey allows you to reduce your sensitivity to the allergens that are in the immediate environment. Ingesting two tablespoons of local honey each day in the two to three months prior to your allergy season could help you eliminate pesky allergy symptoms in the future.

3. Try acupuncture to find relief from your allergy symptoms.

Scheduling a session with a reputable acupuncturist in your area could be a great way to reduce the negative effect your seasonal allergies could be having on your life.

According to a study conducted by German researchers, 71% of patients who received acupuncture as a form of treatment for their seasonal allergies experienced an improvement in their condition. Acupuncture can help alleviate symptoms and reduce your reliance on antihistamines for relief.

Finding natural ways to battle your allergy symptoms doesn't have to be difficult. Butterbur supplements, local honey, and regular acupuncture treatments can all be beneficial in helping to alleviate your seasonal allergy symptoms in the future. If you are still struggling with allergies, contact a professional clinic like Allergy Asthma & Immunology Associates for assistance. 


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