Tackling Allergies - Summer 2020
How embarrassed do you feel sneezing in public during these corona-virus days?! If you’re like us, sneezing in public feels like a crime, although it may just be your seasonal allergies acting up!
A disharmony of the lung meridian can be the cause of any seasonal allergy symptoms. The lungs are responsible for filtering what goes in and out of the body, as they open up to the skin, nose and mouth. Itchiness, runny nose, coughing and more can be a result of the lungs trying to expel whatever they do not want. Treating yourself to an acupuncture appointment can alleviate your symptoms, support stronger lung function, help you to breathe easy and feel great!
In Chinese Medicine the lungs are the organs which hold grief and sorrow. You might be experiencing feelings of sadness or anxiety right now. There could be events you've missed, money you've lost, opportunities that have been squashed because of the Coronavirus.
Take a look at your emotional health. The physical body can be a reflection of your emotional state. The body often likes to speak to us through symptoms, to make us aware of something deeper that is going on inside.
Remember to take a deep breath. To be thankful for all that is good. To treat yourself to a massage. To cuddle up with a warm tea and nice book. To let go and accept. This alone can potentially help you start to feel better.
More Holistic Tips:
Buy and eat (yes! With a spoon!) local, raw honey - shout out to Negohot Honey! - which is now available for sale at the Center. Bees make pollen from the local flowers which people are having an allergic response to, so taking a spoonful of it will expose and hopefully strengthen your body’s reaction to the allergen. Not to mention it is very tasty!
Ditch dairy and processed foods. Dairy has a dampening effect on the body, which could be a cause of unwanted phlegm.
The toes are the sinus reflex points on the feet. Massaging and stretching out the toes can help to unblock your sinuses and ease breathing. A full reflexology treatment can go a long way in keeping your allergies at bay.
Try for regular exercise as well as muscle relaxation.
There is a pressure point above each eyebrow (pictured left). Press on them until you feel your nose clear up. If it really hurts then you know that you hit the right spot!
Is quarantine preventing you from getting your self-care? Esther Hornstein can treat you through zoom! The virtual treatment consists of a 40 minute balancing meditation tailored to you, along with an acupressure demonstration and recommendations. Call 054-719-9600 or email E0547199600@gmail.com.
Coaching with Talie can also help in a meaningful way if you are struggling with thoughts of anxiety. Talie is a local practitioner and works via zoom, you can reach her at 054-245-7047 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Clinic News: We would like to welcome our new Office Manager and Reflexologist, Melissa Danziger. You'll get to meet her when you come in for your morning treatment! Wishing you the best of health inside and out,
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