Spring is often seen as a season of new life and bright colors. It’s a time to celebrate being with friends and family now that the snow is finally gone. Beautiful flowers are blooming, light breezes are blowing all around and the weather is generally perfect.
But for allergy and asthma sufferers, spring is the time to get indoors, shut the doors and windows and stay away from the fresh air. Pollen is constantly being blown all around Woodbridge. The warmer-than-usual spring this year has led to a “robust pollen explosion,” and those sensitive to these particles are noticing. Before you go reaching for the allergy medicine, however, consider these natural remedies.
Fighting Allergies and Asthma with No Drugs
Before dropping wads of cash on drugs that are not always effective, consider trying to treat your symptoms naturally. While none of these solutions are guaranteed to work, many see some benefits of using these techniques.
- A Neti pot: A Neti pot is a nasal irrigation tool that looks like an antique oil lamp. It will feel like one of the weirdest sensations ever, but a distilled saline solution can help clear your sinuses. Watch this video for instructions on using a Neti pot.
- Herbs and spices: As you probably know, eating spicy foods is a great way to clear your sinuses. But mints and other herbs can also soothe the throat and help you breathe better.
- Yoga and Tai Chi: For asthma sufferers, symptoms are often onset by stress. Doing light stretching can help relieve much of that stress and lessen your chances of an asthma attack.
While none of these treatments are scientifically proven to work every time, many people who have used them have found them effective.
Relief Through Chiropractic Treatment in Woodbridge
When allergy symptoms are at their peak, chiropractic treatment can often be a great solution. In order for your body to properly fight allergens, your immune and nervous systems need to be in tip-top shape. A chiropractor can align your spine to make sure proper communication is happening throughout the nervous system, which is based in the spinal cord. This increased communication also helps regulate the flow of cortisol, a substance your body naturally makes that is also found in allergy medications.
Chiropractic is also a great way to control your asthma. While there is no cure for this condition, a chiropractor can align your spine to relieve stress and allow your lungs to function at full capacity. An independent study found that chiropractic treatment allowed the body to more effectively eliminate bacteria and other toxins which can often be the cause of asthma attacks. In addition, an aligned spine helps the diaphragm work more efficiently by increasing the nerve communication between it and the brain.
While no treatment can completely eliminate asthma and allergies, studies have shown that chiropractic care can be just as effective, if not more so, in managing symptoms. Dr. Carmelo F. Caratozzolo is an expert in aligning the spine and other joints to optimize your immune, nervous and respiratory systems. If you need chiropractic treatment in Woodbridge for these conditions, or just as part of a healthier lifestyle, be sure to contact ACT Wellness today.