Last week's spring equinox was highly celebrated by yours truly. I've officially survived my first year away from Hawaii - where constant sunshine and blooming flowers were the norm. Here in Oregon, I am appreciating the return of spring with cherry blossoms and leaf buds, merciful moments of returning sun, and an atmosphere full of pollen. The resulting sinus congestion, sneezing, post nasal drip, and what seemed like buckets of mucus prompted me to pull out my old friend: the neti pot.
If you are like me and the other 50 million Americans that suffer from seasonal allergies I urge you to consider this natural method. It works just as well or better than prescription medication and has no side effects. I've personally found quick relief from my symptoms by using my neti pot each morning, a few strategic acupuncture points, and a simple Chinese herbal formula for sinus congestion. Now despite the rising pollen levels, I feel terrific and can fearlessly enjoy watching the plants, flowers, and trees return to life!
You can buy a neti pot at most health food stores, and if you still need extra support, give me a call and we can find a natural remedy for your specific symptoms.