Ayurvedic Remedy for Allergy Sufferers

Ayurvedic Remedy for Allergy Sufferers

Despite the cold weather we are experiencing, spring is just around the corner, a time that allergy sufferers dread. There was a time when I was among the sufferers but not since I discovered an ancient Ayurvedic treatment.  I used to depend on over the counter allergy medications as well as antibiotics. I applied a few simple techniques and I have been allergy free for over 10 years.

I know if you are one of these chronic sufferers you will question this simple technique. Before you do that, I want to share a story with you.  My very dear soul sister had a chronic reoccurring sinus infection, almost every time I saw her she was on a different antibiotic. I kept telling her that she needed to do something different since antibiotic does not discriminate and kills both good and bad bacteria.

Unfortunately her medical training did not allow her to see past the capsules. She was a nurse by trade and her belief system was very different than mine. I cared about her and her well being so I purchased a neti pot for her, gave it to her but she did not use it. 

Everyone who knows me knows that I lead by example and my soul sister has seen me overcome these violent allergy spells but she still resisted. I kept singing the same tune to her until one day she had an episode.  She had her prescription in her hand about to have it filled but she finally decided to go home and try the neti pot that was in her home collecting dust. 

A few weeks later, she told me she had started to use the neti pot and she was not experiencing allergy symptoms the way she had in the past. I was not surprised. She went on to tell me that just as I predicted it was not easy to get results and as I shared with previously she was patient with the process. It toke a long time to irrigate her sinus passage but the water finally started to drip out of her nostril then abruptly it was like you open a faucet and her sinus was unblocked. She was finally out of her misery we celebrated this simple ancient recipe. YES, this made my day.

The neti pot looks like a tea pot with a long spout. It is used to irrigate the nasal passage. The practice dates back to ancient Hindu culture and regular usage clears the sinuses and alleviates pressure and other pain associated with allergies (i.e. headaches). I suggest getting a head start on allergy season by using the neti pot now. You can purchase one at your local health food store.

Set aside 3 to 5 minutes to cleanse yours sinuses (this is part of some daily Eastern practices).

You will need a neti pot, lukewarm water, ¼ teaspoon salt (non-iodized) sold at most health food stores.

Fill the neti pot with filtered lukewarm water, water needs not to be too warm or too cold, add salt stir to dissolve thoroughly.

Lean your head forward over a sink. Gently place the tip of the neti pot into your left nostril. Open your mouth slightly and breathe through your mouth. Tilt your head sideways so you are looking at the wall on your left and allow the water wash your sinus.  Find the right position keep adjusting until water starts coming out of your right nostril; this should start happening within a few seconds continue until water runs out. Remove neti pot from nostril and gently blow your nose. Repeat the same steps in right nostril.

In addition avoid dairy products since they tend to be mucus forming.  In a few weeks, you will notice a difference! Enjoy Spring!

Disclaimer: This article is intended to provide general educational information. Information provided should not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, you should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.

This article is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical advice, and should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider's judgment. Nor should readers rely upon my information if they might need emergency medical treatment. I strongly encourage readers to consult with a qualified health care professional for answers to personal questions. By writing this article I do not establish a doctor-patient relationship with the readers.

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