Longer days, chirping birds, sporadically warmer temps – there are glimpses of spring all around us! But with this renewal of the earth can also come sneezing, itchy eyes, congestion, and fatigue.
As exciting as it is to welcome spring, it can be just as dreadful to invite allergy season.
But it doesn’t have to be all discomfort and frustration! This spring, get ahead of the sniffles with the following three tips Dr. Graves has for a more pleasant spring.
1. Reduce your allergen overload.
An easy and impactful way to decrease allergy symptoms is to reduce allergen overload in the body.
Regular dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning the house, car, and workplace can lessen exposure while air purifiers and filters can reduce what’s floating around.
It can also be helpful to frequently wash bedding and clothes in hypoallergenic detergents, wear a face mask for outdoor activity on high level days, keep windows and doors closed, and take showers after being outside for a lengthy period of time.
2. Take care of sinuses.
So much can get stuck in these passage ways that it can be vital to keep them clean and clear!
Nasal rinses, mists, and teas can all support respiratory health; some that Dr. Graves specifically recommends are:
- Breathe Easy Nasosympatico Sinus Oil that can be put in a saline spray bottle and used morning and night
- Ortho Molecular Natural D-Hist daily for 1-2 weeks at a time
- Breathe Easy® tea by Traditional Medicinals®
3. Get an environmental allergy test.
When over-the-counter medications don’t work well or the need is long-term, it can be a good time to get an allergy test.
Allergy testing can help determine what environmental allergens are most problematic (such as a certain tree, weed, grass, dust, mold, pollen, etc.) in which targeted therapies (such as homeopathic drops or shots) and lifestyle choices (like reducing outdoor exposure during specific blooming times) can be customized to help alleviate symptoms.
For information on allergy supplements and testing, contact us at (303) 688-6698 or at email@example.com.
The CNMA office provides naturopathic care, acupuncture, testing, massage, and holistic counseling to those in Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Centennial, Parker, Larkspur, Monument, Colorado Springs, and the greater Denver metro area. For those outside of these areas, virtual appointments are available.