An Ayurvedic Approach to Seasonal Allergies
Springs is here!
Allergy is a hyperactive response of the immune system to specific allergens. Seasonal allergies can occur anytime but they occur most often during spring and early summer when plants and trees are flowering and producing pollens. These dramatic changes in the environment challenge the immune system. Researchers and doctors are still unclear why only some of the population is affected by allergens such as dust, pollen and mold while others are not. Common recommendations are to avoid the allergens that cause the symptoms and to prescribe various antihistamines to stop the symptoms.
According to the Ayurvedic perspective, seasonal allergies are an excess of Kapha dosha when there are heavier, earthy, watery energies predominant in nature. Sedentary lifestyle and the heavier foods of winter could bring Kapha disorders in the spring season like coughing, colds, allergies, sluggishness in mind and body and weight gain. The impurities within the body start to liquefy toxins, flooding the micro-channels of the body making one feel sluggish and toxic.
The long term solution to eliminate allergic reactions is to improve immunity and work toward stronger digestion. Here are some of the ways to restore immunity and fight allergens:
During allergy season a daily self-care massage with Invigorating Kapha oil improves circulation, removes fatigue, lethargy, mental fogginess and boosts energy.
Sinus inflammation could be easily reduced by Anu Tailam which is a classical formula described in the Ashtanga Hrdaya, traditionally used to treat problems of the sinuses, nasal passages, head, throat and shoulders. It used in a unique method of administration called nasya, in which the oil is instilled into the nose, in both preventative and therapeutic regimens. Anu tailam helps to purify toxins in the nose and sinuses, and regulates and restores the flow of prana, the vital bio-energy of the body.
Neelam’s brings her knowledge of rich grooming tradition from India and energetic aspects of various healing modalities in her teaching. Neelam Toprani is an Ayurvedic researcher and the formulator of Sewanti herbal remedies and Padmashri massage oils.
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