April Showers Bring May Flowers...and...

After 2 weeks of rainy and cold weather, this sunshine was so nice to wake up to!  I think my dog even missed the sun since she didn't even to bother to look at me from her sun bathing as I was leaving this morning! =)

But the sight of Spring flowers always leaves me wondering....when are my allergies going to start? This year, I've been doing all things natural for them and so far so good! What are these natural remedies you ask?  Well, let me tell you...

Acupuncture: we have a wonderful treatment that helps to relieve that congestion and induce drainage.  This popular treatment is done on the face but there is also a treatment done on the ear for allergies..similar to the treatment we do for weight loss and craving control.

Chiropractic: Gentle adjustments in the cervical spine help reduce pressure on the Eustachian tube in the ear (one of the causes of ear aches, sinus blockage) and also stimulates the nervous system.  This is a great way to boost your immune system and usually results in some sinus drainage as well!

Cold Laser: If you do have a sinus infection or congestion, this simple 3 minute treatment helps to break up all the gunk in your sinuses so your body can get rid of it.

Hydration: Hydrating is the most simple and under utilized treatment for those Spring colds.  Drinking just plain old H2O helps your body get rid of all that 'junk' more efficiently to help keep you feeling great!

Nutrition: If you're not allergic to Bees....bee pollen might be just the ticket to help stop your allergies in their tracks.  Otherwise, Zinc, B vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin D (here's a previous post on the benefits of Vitamin D!  are all important to your immune health.

Essential Oils: Lemon, Lime, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Breathe or On Guard (if you're a doTERRA user) are all great oils to either ingest or diffuse to help keep your immune system working optimally and to help clear your sinuses.

This is just the gist of lots of tricks to help skip those pesky allergies/colds/congestion but they are so helpful and a great natural treatment to try if this is an annual problem for you!  As always, Emmetsburg Chiropractic is here to help answer any questions you have and keep you on track to living a healthier and more natural life!

-Dr. Schany