Allergies, Natural Allergy Treatment, and Neti Lota Pots

Allergies and nasal congestion are common and pervasive problems characterized by runny nose, post nasal drip, sneezing, dry itchy or watery itchy eyes, sinus congestion, cough, fatigue and difficulty sleeping.

More and more of the population are developing pollen allergies as adults as overall air quality diminishes. Proper use of a neti lota pot for nasal irrigation is effective in curbing allergies, allergic rhinitis, sinus congestion and well as sinus infections.

The neti pot recently received attention on a popular talk show as an adjunct to regular hygeine. As a hydrotherapy measure, the water clears allergens from nasal passages, and the salt draws fluid out of swollen mucus membranes allowing the sinuses to drain. In many cases, patients who regularly use a neti pot can eventually decrease or discontinue their allergy medications. There are also additional agents that can be added for treatment of sinus infections.

Dietary and lifestyle factors and herbal medicine are an integral part of allergy treatment in addition to nasal hydrotherapy. It is important to be under the care of a knowledgeable physician trained in the use of natural therapeutics to prescribe appropriate drugless allergy management to avoid potentially harmful interactions with medications. Additionally, other potentially serious conditions can cause sinus congestion, which can be identified with the help of our physician.

Allergies are a major trigger of asthma which not only affects quality of life, but can lead to potentially serious complications, such as asthma attacks which can be lethal in severe episodes, as well Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and emphysema later in life which can ultimately lead to an individual's demise and extended periods of very poor health and expensive treatment and intervention.

Drug-free treatment of allergies is the optimal way to control asthma and allergies. It is important to begin as early in the disease process as possible and is appropriate for both adults and children.

How do I know if I have early signs of allergies?

If you can not breathe freely through either nostril (while blocking the opposite nostril) then you may be developing allergies and not know it yet in the absence of sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes.