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Spring Allergy Season
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Spring Allergy Season

Let's dive into some detailed tips on how to relieve your allergies, especially with the spring allergy season upon us. You may find yourself reaching for over-the-counter antihistamines or resorting to prescription medication just to make it through the day, but there are reasons why your allergy symptoms are worse than they need to be and ways to help alleviate those symptoms.

The annoying symptoms of seasonal allergies such as puffy eyes, sinus pressure, and sneezing happen when your body's immune system overreacts to the presence of pollen. The immune system releases antibodies to attack the allergen, leading to the release of chemicals called histamines into the blood.

Antihistamine medications help to treat the symptoms of allergies by lowering the amount of histamine in the blood. These medications provide relief, but they are not without their troubling side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, and dry mouth.

Healing modalities such as craniosacral therapy can be used as an alternative or a complement to traditional medication. Craniosacral therapy and massage in general reduce feelings of stress and promote relaxation.

If you are experiencing significant stress in your life, your body will respond by releasing additional histamine. The amount of histamine circulating in your blood correlates directly with the severity of your allergy symptoms. A relaxing craniosacral therapy session may significantly reduce the body's hyperactive response to pollen and lessen the severity of your symptoms.

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