With the cool, dim days of winter starting to make way for sunnier and warmer weather, it is not all plain sailing as old season gives way to new. According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, an estimated 50 million Americans suffer one or other form of allergy attacks. That equates to a staggering one in five of us, although it has to be said that allergies can be seasonal as well as perennial. Read on if you want a sure-fired Spring Tip: How to fight seasonal allergies naturally.
Identifying Common Seasonal Allergens
Here are some of the causes of a miserable time for many:
- Animal fur
- Dust mites
- Stings from insects
- Grass and weed pollen
- Foods such as nuts, eggs, grains and shellfish
Airborne allergens tend to attack our eyes, nose and lungs, whereas allergens inadvertently swallowed can cause disturbing symptoms in the mouth, gut and stomach.
Be alert to these typical allergic symptoms:
- Sneezing, runny nose
- Shortness of breath
- Red eyes
- Skin rash
Hay Fever Wars
Seasonal allergic rhinitis, more commonly called hay fever is your body’s immune reaction to different allergens that form allergy-specific antibodies (immunoglobulins). These enter our system through our skin, nose, eyes and lungs. As soon as the body detects allergenic pollen, it releases a chemical known as histamine. This results in the onset of seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms.
Traditional ways of avoiding the unpleasant side effects of seasonal allergens include the use of antihistamines and steroids. Practitioners resort to adrenalin injections to treat people suffering severe reactions. We all agree that drugs are not ideal.
Cryotherapy to Fight Seasonal Allergies Naturally
We left the best to last. Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) treatment inhibits and degrades histamine, which is the source of allergic symptoms. Moreover, this treatment triggers the release of epinephrine, a natural steroid, which reduces systemic inflammation, swelling and pain symptoms.
Whole Body Cryotherapy also helps alleviate seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms. It does so by correcting the immune system’s hypersensitivity to otherwise normally harmless environmental considerations. WBC offers both immediate and long-term relief to irritating seasonal allergic rhinitis that makes the sufferer prone to symptoms such as runny nose, continuous sneezing, nasal congestion, aching and general itchiness.
Getting to the Core of the ‘Freeze Technique’
Whole Body Cryotherapy involves exposing the skin to temperatures as low as -256 degrees Fahrenheit. This systemic anti-inflammatory treatment program lasts up to three minutes. Nitrogen vapor enters a sealed chamber known as the Cryosauna, in which the patient stands with minimal clothing. The chill triggers natural physiological responses within the body.
The Health Benefits of WBC
Consider these benefits over both the short and long-term:
- Relieves skin disorders such as, dermatitis and psoriasis
- Reverses skin aging, poor skin elasticity, and cellulite
- Calms autoimmune and other inflammatory disorders
- Eases suffering from rheumatoid arthritis
- Relieves depression, anxiety, and stress
- Reduces insomnia and chronic fatigue
- Increases energy levels naturally
- Boosts the immune system
- Improves blood circulation
- Multiplies metabolic rate
As suggested at the start, a sure-fired way to fight seasonal allergies naturally!
Better freeze than sneeze!
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