April 5, 2016 at 9:07 am #46323
Well, there is not much to say, spring comes and it hits me and another 10-30% of the population. I am quite positive that it will be resolved with Qi Gong, but I guess I’m not there yet. There are some interactions, and that is the allergy getting me on the left side of the nose, sinuses etc… Well any ideas if this can be tackled with qi gong more directly?April 5, 2016 at 9:51 am #46324
bee pollenApril 9, 2016 at 12:04 pm #46326
I will try that, thx. Today I was visiting friends who are doing TSPI a variation of family constellations. So I choose my allergy as an issue. We will see. I know some people heal their allergies with TAT, a technique that uses acupressure and other inner work, but it didn’t work for me.April 12, 2016 at 10:49 pm #46328
Qigong can definitely assist.
Allergies are an inflammatory immune response.
So regular qigong can decrease inflammatory processes.
High dose vitamin C acts an a natural antihistamine, and good in general.
However, allergies are also an immune system reaction, and your immune system is governed by the health of your gut. So this is where you need to do real work.
I recommend daily probiotic supplements, with high bacteria strain and variance of species, preferably one that is enteric-coated, so it is protected by stomach acid.
Healing your gut to fix allergies is not an overnight fix. It is a slow-process of improvement over time. I myself–ten years ago–had airborne allergies to the degree that I was on daily prescription medication. Today, I don’t have airborne allergies or sinus congestion, and no prescription medication. However, it wasn’t like one day I had them, and the next day I did not. It was a gradual reduction over time as my gut-health improved.
Daily use of probiotic supplements over the years and high-dose vitamin C, coupled with qigong, and other gut-healing protocols were the solution.
Do some research on foods that heal the gut, and you will learn much.
StevenApril 13, 2016 at 11:32 am #46330
Steven – what do you take for vitamin C? As for probiotics, I drink homemade kefir everyday, which is fermented milk loaded in some of the best beneficial probiotics. I also regularly consume as many fermented foods as possible, such as sauerkraut, kimchee, and kombucha. I have plans to start culturing vegetables from my garden this year and eventually making a form of kombucha (fermented tea) called Jun tea (with honey and green tea instead of sugar and black tea).April 13, 2016 at 6:47 pm #46332
The problem with getting your probiotics through food, is that it is a numbers game. Most of them die in your stomach when the stomach acid hits them. So while eating fermented foods can help, it doesn’t really come close to getting a daily probiotic supplement that is a capsule which is enteric-coated to protect against stomach acid. The other thing is that many fermented foods only have one or two types of beneficial bacteria, say L. acidophilus, rather than a broad-range in high quantity. So, nevertheless, I strongly recommend a daily probiotic capsule.
The vitamin C I take is calcium ascorbate powder. It is the regular ascorbic acid vitamin C, but has a calcium molecule attached to neutralize acid pH. In the body, it dissociates into vitamin C and free calcium (which is either used as calcium, or neutralizes acidity). It’s a powder, so you can add to smoothies (which I do every morning). Due to its neutrality, it is mostly flavorless in a smoothie. I use a 1/4 tsp. daily.April 13, 2016 at 8:40 pm #46334
I am a Bowen Therapist and have excellent results with hay fever. Its usually in connection to tension in your head and under your jaw, plus blockages in your SCM muscles either side of your neck that drains fluid out of your head. Usually 3 treatments fixes it, and people report being hayfever free for several years after. Check out ur local Bowen therapist, i know its in America.
beside that u could eat local garden honey, a spoon a day for a month before spring to desensitise yourself from the pollens.May 14, 2016 at 5:48 pm #46336
I have been looking for something that can help me with my allergies for years, and this year I finally found it. I have bad allergies to grass and tree pollen, so I usually suffer between April and June.
In early April, I started making a drink every morning using Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda. The baking soda neutralizes the acidity of the Apple Cider Vinegar, and masks a lot of the taste. I have never liked the taste of ACV, so that is helpful. I start with 16 ounces of water, then add 2 tablespoons of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar, and then 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. Then, stir (you’ll hear fizzing!) and drink.
Note: Use a high-quality organic apple cider vinegar. I recommend Bragg’s, but there are other brands as well. Also, if you can, get a baking soda that is aluminum-free.
I would say my allergies have been 90% eliminated by this drink.
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