Ayurveda, an integrated system of medicine emphasis on an ideal life style based on yoga which helps to remove stress and leads to relaxation which are extremely effective in reducing the allergy symptoms by tempering the immune system’s response to the offender.
a) Practicing yoga posture in a relaxing way with slow deep breathing relaxes the nervous system is beneficial in fighting allergies. ** Kapalabhati breathing is great for allergies as it forces out the mucus. ** Standing poses—forward and backward bends, and twists tends to massage various parts of the spine and the thoracic cage and condition the lungs.
b) Lifestyle to be changed if one has a stressful job or home life. Meditation and relaxation techniques calms the nerves and loosen up muscles and treats allergy.
c) Few guidelines for managing allergy are :
** Allergies aggravates when routine of life is hectic, so one should have a regular routine of life. ** Do yoga postures which strengthen the body’s natural resistance and helps the body block toxic reactions and strengthens the liver, which boosts the immunity.
** Ayuvedic herbal preparations can be very beneficial, and some of the most promising anti-allergy herbs include: turmeric, Picrorhiza kurroa, Tinospora cordifolia, and Triphala. Taking Triphala helps “keep the colon clean,” which reduces the buildup of improperly digested food remains, and their associated toxins.
** Include detoxifying spices in your daily diet like turmeric which has anti-allergy, immune-balancing effects.
** Go to bed by 10:00 P.M as between 10 PM and 2 AM, the body performs a natural cycle of internal cleansing.
** Eat the largest meal when you are most capable of digesting it i.e, between 12.00 and 1.00 pm.
** Cold drinks, ice cream, frozen yogurt and other cold foods are to be avoided
** Avoid eating heavy evening meals, particularly after 7 PM.
** Avoid excessively hot spices, sour and acidic foods.
** Drinking alcohol or coffee should be stopped.
** Cleanse the body before the allergy season.
Needless to say, Ayurveda is an alternative therapy which helps to lead a healthy balanced life and is an effective way of treatment for allergy.