Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Star-Telegram.com, shared how several people have looked into more holistic approaches to allergy relief. With about 50 million Americans suffering from allergies, it's no wonder some are in search of options outside the ones found in a drugstore.
For example, Amy Baker, who was experiencing six to seven sinus infections a season, looked to acupuncture for relief.
"I realized I was putting so much stuff into my body, and I was still getting sick, " said Baker of Fort Worth, Texas. “The herbs (prescribed by the acupuncturist) work, and I feel great.”
The Center for the Healing Arts in Fort Worth, Texas, recently reported record breaking numbers of people seeking alternative relief for allergies. Many " sworn-by remedies and tips" can also be found on the internet: raw, local honey; apple cider vinegar; her butterbur; grape seed extract and many more.
However, many allergists warn that these treatments have no scientific backing. In addition, many studies on acupuncture and allergies have shown mixed results.
One way to protect your family from allergens at home is by protecting your mattresses from dust mites with Protect-A-Bed’s Allergy Bedding Protection Kit.
Dust mites are among the most common allergens reported in people, and can produce 10 to 20 waste particles per day, containing a protein known to cause allergic reactions and asthma. As many as 2 million mites have been counted in unprotected mattresses and it only takes 4 months for an unprotected mattress to become infested.
For more facts on dust mites and information on how to protect your bed from them, visit Protect-A-Bed’s Dust Mites 101.
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