Allergies (“hayfever” or “allergic rhinitis) are one of the most common reasons people visit doctors, accounting for roughly 10% of patient visits to their physicians’ office each year. In fact, it’s estimated that allergies affect 39 million Americans, costing billions of dollars annually in doctors visits, missed work and school days, and expensive medications!
The usual way to treat allergies, with anti-histamines, focuses on blocking the symptoms. Anti-histamines, decongestants, combination drugs, corticosteroids and others simply block symptoms. However, when you understand that allergy symptoms represent your body’s effort to get something out of the body, it becomes questionable whether “locking the thief in the house” is such a wise thing to do !
At Pearl Natural Health, we have many remedies on hand to help with the symptoms of allergy, from herbal formulas, to nutritional supplements and homeopathic remedies. However, while relief of symptoms of sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, sore throat, congestion and headaches are desired by all allergy sufferers, most of our patients are seeking help to get to the root of the problem once and for all.
Most of our patients understand what we know to be true: that allergy symptoms are often related to larger issues, such as chronic sinus infections, asthma, eczema or skin rashes, chronic fatigue, headaches, frequent colds and flus, and even various auto-immune conditions.
Getting to the root of your allergy symptoms means asking the question: what are the allergies telling you about your health? And if you listen to what they are telling you, what do you do about it?