An allergy is an inappropriate response by the body’s immune system to a substance that is not usually harmful. The immune system is highly complex and helps us fight infections by identifying foreign invaders and mobilizing white blood cells to fight them.
Typical allergic responses are nasal congestion, cough, wheezing, itching, headache, fatigue, hives and shortness of breath. Allergens are found everywhere. Allergens can be food, molds, pollen, dust, metals, chemicals, cosmetics, etc. When allergies affect every day activities, most people see their doctor for help.
These medications do little but mask symptoms to help the patient feel better, when in reality they are no better off at all. Contrary to what most people think, the pharmaceutical companies are not really looking at what is best for us.
They do what they do in the name of profits and by simply masking the problems; we will always be desperate to come back for more! We must get to the root of the problem to take care of it. This is where alternative medicine and complimentary therapies can be very beneficial.
Here are some Natural Therapies that can help Allergy Sufferers:
Reflexology is the practice of strategically applying pressure to areas of the head, feet and hands as they correspond with specific body organs.
When a client is suffering from Allergy and Respiratory issues special attention is given to the sinus and lung areas. In a Head Reflexology session I work on the sinus and nasal cavities and entire head. In a Foot Reflexology session the reflexes in the feet that correspond with the sinuses and lungs are focused on.
Integrated Energy Therapy (IET)
IET clears energy blocks that limit your health, life purpose, prosperity and creativity and supports your self-healing at all levels, physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. When IET is used to help with allergy symptoms, I concentrate on the head, face, neck and lung area. It is very relaxing and also helps you to de-stress.
Reiki is a Japanese word meaning, Universal Life Energy which is all around us. It’s also a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also provides healing at the physical, emotional and spiritual levels. It is a method of “laying on hands” which can create many beneficial effects that include feelings of peace, security and well being. Reiki simply provides healing through the movement of energy. The whole person is treated rather than specific symptoms. Reiki flows to the areas of need such as the areas affected by allergies and respiratory issues, supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself.