Published: 06/25/2010 - Updated: 06/22/2016
Author: K. Laura Garcés G
Only someone who has or has had an allergy knows how annoying is living with it reconciling or adjusting to the often severe symptoms of allergies such as sneezing, itchy nose, itchy or watery eyes or frequent nasal flow, etc. Allergies have been the subject of much study, and currently there is a variety of remedies on the market to cure or at least reduce the symptoms of this condition.
Between these remedies, we can find natural medicine which is undoubtedly one of the most effective and powerful ways to not only cure but put an end to allergies, as it may seem implausible, the body has the ability to heal itself, to repair and self-balance, the natural state is health, the key point is what we do to interfere or let flow the self-healing ability of the body. Natural medicine has the great advantage that, although is a little slower than conventional medicine, has the ability to promote and restore body’s strength, repairing and strengthening the immune system and make the person less and less dependent to medicines and doctors because, unlike pharmaceutical drugs, which only attack the symptom and cause artificial forms to respond, natural medicine promotes whole body functions, it returns to its natural balance and force.
What is an allergy?
An allergy occurs when the immune system overreacts to a harmless external factor such as dust, pollen, etc., producing antibodies. When these antibodies are stimulated by the presence of pollen, the body begins to produce histamine, a substance that causes sneezing, itching, burning and irritated eyes and runny nose.
There are many types of allergies: to food, dust, mites, pollen, etc.
Some of the most common are:
Allergy to dust or mite: it is one of the most common, manifested by a hypersensitivity to the mites (more specifically to the stool of these). The reaction is frequent sneezing, although the symptoms vary depending on how severe the allergy. Some other reactions are rhinitis: the person has exaggerated and constant runny nose. In general, nasal breathing is difficult; the nasal mucous membranes are inflamed and you have to breathe through your mouth. Another reaction is asthma. Allergy to dust mites can degenerate over time in asthma, severe respiratory distress that is accompanied by noise or hiss salt breath, cough, shortness of breath, etc.
Pollen allergy: during spring time, when flowering begins. Reactions to this allergy may be conjunctivitis, watery eyes, itching and swelling of the eyes or gritty feeling eyes. There are also symptoms like rhinitis or asthma. Other symptoms may include excessive sweating to a minimum of activity, depression, fatigue, fever.
What causes allergies?
There are many causes:
- A saturated body of toxic substances that accumulate in the intestines and blood, causing a bad or weak intestinal operation, so as a low quality blood.
- A weak or deficient immune system.
- Lack of nutrients and rest, both mentally and physically.
- Diet where often include junk food or processed (refined bread, canned goods, etc.), Excess sugars and animal fats.
- Pressure, tension and / or frequent and prolonged anxiety. Constant criticism and demands or severe self-perfection are states of mind that may predispose to allergies.
How can I fix it?
Besides considering the above points, especially diet and emotional states, usually cases of allergies are treated with antihistamines. An antihistamine is a substance that blocks the histamine receptors, which reduce or block its effects and symptoms that produces histamine.
Aloe: Aloe has a long list of health-giving properties, among which serves to stimulate and improve defenses, and balance them. It is a potent stimulator of the immune system, helps the body to increase its effective response and tolerance to allergens. It has very beneficial effects on asthma, by stimulating the production of phagocytes, immune cells that control this breathing problem. In some studies in Japan, they found that a group of people allergic treated with Aloe reacted with better results than the group treated with corticosteroids.
Oranges and lemons: Oranges and lemons are extraordinary fruits, with many properties to strengthen the immune system and cleanse the body of toxic substances that do not allow good quality of blood. The key to oranges is that you have to eat them alone, juice fasting is very beneficial, to eat during the day helps clean intestines, but not combined with other foods, because the fruit sugar ferment food and produces alcohol and a poor utilization of both the fruit and the food. With regard to the lemon, drink its juice fasting dissolved in half a cup of warm water is an elixir tonic and strengthener of the body's functions.
Echinacea Tea: tea is very beneficial to strengthen the defenses. You can drink in sachets or tablets.
The sprays: chamomile infusion, eucaliptus, melissa mint to open and relieve the respiratory tract.
Garlic and onion included in salad per day, where you can eat raw garlic and onion. These foods are potent enhancers of the body, with natural antibiotics, help fight many diseases. Taking garlic fasting is also an extraordinary assistance from any allergic condition.
Alfalfa and carrot: These vegetables help combat the symptoms of rhinitis and conjunctivitis.
Other natural remedies:
- If you are allergic, avoid drinking alcohol.
- Go for a walk in the fresh air from time to time, the country air helps to decongest and oxygenate the lungs.
- Practice activity like yoga or Tai Chi to dispel tension of your body.
- Find a good nutritionist, to check your diet.
- Reflexology and acupuncture can help level the proper functioning of your immune system.
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