As days get longer and warmer, the earth reveals itself - emerging from winter dormancy and embarking on a new season of growth and abundance.
While we are thankful for the seasonal changes, 35 million Americans will suffer through spring as our immune systems mistakenly see pollen as foreign invaders and our antibodies go to war! This reaction releases chemicals called histamines into the blood, which are the culprits for runny noses, itchy eyes, and wheezy breath.
Most sufferers live on synthetic antihistamines and decongestants or prescription medications to include steroids through the allergy season. I was one of these, for years opting into this "bandaid" approach, as my allergist referred to my prescribed regimen. Many choose to receive a "more natural" solution through allergy shots several times during the year for relief. Patients receive small but increasing quantities of the specific pollens, dust, pet dander and/or molds to which they are allergic. It is like getting vaccinated for allergies. It changes the way your immune system responds, thus reducing the allergic response, and theoretically the amount of medications you will need to control your symptoms for a handful of years. Still others feel a little eeked out by injecting the very allergens they are trying to avoid into their bodies, and are looking for a less invasive and more affordable solution, with the convenience of mobility, and independent flexibility of self-dosing.
doTerra essential oils, in all of their Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade glory, have the power to relieve the season's debilitating symptoms and provide the latter qualities of what many people search for in a remedy. There is a reason that doTerra's Introductory Kit contains the three oils it does. Individually, Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint offer support for a multitude of symptoms, and together, with their ability to maintain clear breathing and a healthy inflammatory response, kick sensitivities to the dirt. Lavender's notable soothing qualities with Lemon's cleansing properties and Peppermint's invigorating components provide a naturally therapeutic blend to support us through the spring blooms.
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