With summer finally looking like it may approaching I’m getting more requests about what can be done for hay fever, so that will be today’s topic.
I’ve quickly put this together as there is also concern over the effects of the recent volcanic ash cloud aggravating asthmatics. Good news is that a recent study showed those with the highest levels of vitamin D3 had the least asthmatic attacks. Taking 2000IU a day for the next few days should help, a small bottle only cost £2.90 to, so just pop in and pick some up (or send a friend).
Hay fever is actually the reason I first came in to contact with chiropractic. Well actually it was my Mum. A friend of my fathers had recently qualified as a chiropractor and said that his treatment may help my Mum’s condition – which it did. So when I was about 16 and started suffering too, my parents sent me to him. It had a dramatic effect. Not total cure, but pretty good – I can’t remember the last time I actually had to take anything for it.
In clinical practice though I only find a few hay fever sufferers improve with chiropractic care alone. Most of the time other avenues have to be explored, from improving diet, increasing water intake and various supplements.
Though I do find cold laser works for itchy eyes – a couple of people have found one treatment at the beginning of the season lasts the whole way through.
First on the list to try is 500-3000mg of vitamin C per day taken along with a bioflavonoid called quercetin. These help inhibit the release of histamine.
Next up to try is nettle leaf – available as pills – and also the herb butterbur.
There are also various homeopathic remedies that other patients have found worked.
Next time I’ll most likely be talking about heart health as I’ll be meeting with a cardiac specialist who works on super early detection and prevention. He’s also written two books on the subject, so I hope to have some really helpful tips for you.
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