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If you suffer from seasonal allergies, it’s important to see a doctor and seek treatment. Often, they will recommend a prescription medication, like Zyrtec or Claritin, to help alleviate your symptoms. But while these prescriptions can be very helpful, they don’t always make your symptoms go away completely. If you still have some lingering allergy symptoms to chase away, try adding one of these natural treatments to your regimen.

Chiropractic Care

It may seem unlikely that having your back adjusted would ease your allergy symptoms, but chiropractic care can be quite effective for allergies. When your chiropractor adjusts your spine, he or she is doing more than just easing back pain. When an adjustment is done properly, it alleviates any pressure that the spine was putting on nerves that control various systems in your body, including your immune system.

Allergies are, at their core, a malfunction of the immune system. Your immune system recognizes something harmless, like a pollen granule, as dangerous or invasive, and then causes you to secrete extra mucus, swell, and itch in response. By alleviating the pressure on nerves related to your immune system, this system may begin functioning better, which will ease your allergy symptoms.

Some patients see an improvement after just one adjustment. However, to keep your spine in proper alignment, you’ll likely need to return to the chiropractor from time to time.

Local Honey

It tastes great. You can spread it on your toast, stir it into your tea, or just eat it off a spoon. It’s hard to imagine a tastier allergy remedy than local honey! Eating a few teaspoons per day can help fend off your lingering allergy symptoms. Honey from your area contains pollen from the plants in your area. By constantly exposing your body to small amounts of this pollen over time, you can help your immune system adapt and stop reacting so strongly to the allergens.

When buying honey for allergy treatment, make sure it is raw, or in other words, non-pasteurized. Honey that has been heated will not contain the active pollen granules that you need for allergy protection.

If you’d like to learn more about these natural remedies and using them to supplement prescription allergy treatments, talk to your chiropractor. They often have in-depth knowledge of natural healing and can help you explore these and other safe remedies. Make sure you check in with your general physician before making any changes to your prescription treatments.

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