Allergy Relief with Maharishi Ayurveda: "Allergy Relief with Maharishi Ayurveda
Millions of people cringe when they see flowers start blooming in spring each year, because they know they will soon be fighting spring allergies. According to a recent article in the U.S. News & World Report, allergies are assuming epidemic proportions in the United States, with up to 30% of adults and 40% of children now suffering from hay fever symptoms -- nasal congestion and itchy, watering eyes. Allergy now reportedly appears regularly in the top 10 reasons for visits to doctors� offices.
Researchers and doctors are still unclear on exactly why some people are affected by allergens such as dust, pollen and mold while others are not. Faced with data that the developed nations of the West have a higher incidence of allergies, scientists have put forward the �hygiene hypothesis� -- that the �clean� surroundings, immunizations and antibiotics prevalent in these countries may be responsible for many people�s reactions to allergens. Other factors that may be contributing include diet, exposure to chemicals and carpeted housing.
Doctors have traditionally asked sufferers to avoid the allergens causing a reaction, but this is often easier said than done. Allergy shots currently available and antihistamines can create harmful side-effects and reactions, worsening the situation. Scientists and researchers appear to be convinced that the ultimate solution will be to figure out ways of teaching the body to be indifferent to innocuous allergens. The irony is that the human body is born knowing how to do just that: the question is, what can be done to prevent the body from �losing� that knowledge.
What Maharishi Ayurveda Says
Gearing up the body�s own immune systems to effectively combat allergens is exactly what Maharishi Ayurveda su"