Allergies – Can We Beat Them?

Quoting: "With this handy skin test, I wa...

Quoting: “With this handy skin test, I was able to discover that I’m allergic to most trees, grasses, a variety of nuts, wheat and canteloupe (both only slightly) and cats.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Allergies” – a massive subject and one which affects more than 55 million Americans.

Apart from the North Americans, allergies also affect a large number of the rest of the world’s population – close to 40 per cent in fact, will, at one time or another, suffer the annoying and sometimes debilitating results of this ailment. Allergic symptoms range from the mild to life-threatening. Sneezing, coughing, eyes itching and stuffed up nose. May even be one of the the causes of asthma and right through to the sometimes deadly, anaphylactic reactions.

Allergy causes, are many and varied. Among the more common are mold, detergents, air quality, dust mites and in the springtime, pollen.

Genetics may also play a part and nothing can be done about that. Both good and bad is passed down to you, through your parents.

A low immune system is another major cause of allergies. Boosting the immune system, with such as drinking Green Tree, might help, but balancing the immune system is far more preferable, as boosting the immune system can cause complications in other areas.

What causes allergies? Basically, the body is merely reacting to a perceived threat and fights the allegens in the same way as a bacteriological invasion.

Allergies, concerning food, are not as common as most people think, but can be severe causing several hundreds of deaths annually.

Whilst millions of people are allergic to to animals, especially cats, we should seek relief, rather than do without the company of our precious and loyal, four-footed friends.

Cures may be many and varied. Asthma attacks, for instance, may be alleviated by taking a Chinese herbal formula named, Minor Blue Dragon, or XQLT, or xiao – qing – long tang. It has successfully been used for centuries, in China. It is a most effective bronchodilator and often more efficacious than prescribed drugs.

Acupuncture has also been found to be an effective treatment for allergies in general.

Supplements and vitamins may also help to greatly improve the immune system together with a healthy lifestyle. Vitamins, A, C, E, selenium and carotenoids. Antioxidants, MSM, bee pollen, magnesium and zinc may also help. Americans in particular, have become obsessed about cleanliness and buy any product which promises to be “99 per cent effective against all bad germs”, or some such nonsense. Children, particularly the very young, might benefit from a “little dirt” in their surroundings, to strengthen their immune systems, from an earlier age.

Eating foods “in season” can help. People used to eat seasonal fruit and vegetables, but with refrigeration and shipping, from around the world, our bodies receiving no respite from this problem.

This has necessarily been a very short article on allergies.

Seek further information from people practising alternative health and medicine, such as herbalists, holistic practitioners and aromatherapists. You’ll find that there is much free and interesting information in your local library, or on the internet.

This truly is a journey of discovery for each individual. You will find it to be most enlightening and satisfying.

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