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Relieving Oak Allergies Naturally

   By: Dr. George Best

Relieving Oak Allergies Naturally

Dr. George Best

Anyone who lives in an area with a high number of oak trees is all too familiar with the huge amounts of pollen that these trees produce and the allergy symptoms that result. Looking almost like fuzzy little worms, the pollen pods release the oak pollen into the air to be carried by the wind, and the pods drop to the ground to pile up and make a mess on the ground.

During the oak pollen season, the effects of the pollen are everywhere, with cars and windows covered with the orange-brown film the pollen creates. Even pavement where the spent pollen pods accumulate will get stained brown. For those allergic to oak pollen, the symptoms can be severe. Massive sinus drainage, watery eyes, sneezing, and/or coughing will develop that can defy almost any allergy treatment available, at least until the oak pollen subsides.

Oak allergies drive people to try any number of remedies, with some even turning to drastic measures like steroid injections. Some will decide to handle the situation once and for all by starting allergy shots, even though the needles are less than pleasant, without realizing that it often takes years to finally get results.

Many oak allergy sufferers will seek out natural relief from treatments like nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, homeopathy and/or acupuncture, and all of these forms of treatment will provide some degree of temporary relief for the majority of people. But what if there was a way to do more than just suppress allergy symptoms?

Well, there is actually a way to get rid of oak allergies and other allergies long-term as with doing allergy shots, but using a method that gets results in days, not years, and doesn't require one to repeatedly get jabbed with needles. This method is part of the emerging field of "energy medicine" and is safe, effective, and painless.

NAET, which stands for Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique is the most widely-practiced of these natural allergy relief methods. Dr. Devi Nambudripad is an acupuncturist and chiropractor in California who accidentally discovered that stimulating specific acupuncture meridians while being exposed to allergens one is reactive to can reset the body so that it no longer has allergies.

Since the development of NAET in the 1980's, other similar techniques have been developed, and there are more streamlined allergy elimination methods now in use, but NAET remains the most widely practiced. To be sure, all of the energy based allergy elimination methods are a bit strange, and may seem a bit too good to be true, but in 8 years of practicing ASERT (Allergy and Sensitivity Elimination and Reprogramming Technique, one of the newer, more streamlined techniques based on the principles of NAET), I have seen great success with even the most chronic of allergy sufferers.

Because these techniques are so strange and because I practice in San Antonio, an area where a high percentage of the population is still extremely skeptical of alternative medicine, I do the allergy desensitization on people and let them experience the results before they pay me. I actually work on the "honor system" - I don't collect any money or payment information at all and let people try out the allergy elimination technique and then they pay me when they are satisfied that it worked for them. The vast majority send me checks or call me with a credit card number, which I think is a dramatic testament to the effectiveness of this technique.

One of the great things about these methods is that they get results fast. For seasonal allergies like oak, allergic individuals may experience severe symptoms for a month or two, and are looking for natural allergy relief that gets results right away, not something that will take years to be effective like allergy shots. They also want to avoid treatments that can have serious side-effects like steroids if at all possible. With energy-based allergy elimination, relief usually occurs within a day or two and gets results without side-effects.

Even better, in most situations, the effects of energy-based allergy elimination last for several months to several years. These methods actually get rid of the allergy reactions, not just temporarily suppress allergy symptoms and inflammation. This means that oak allergy sufferers can live through multiple oak seasons without any allergy reactions and without ongoing treatment after just a single round of allergy desensitization.

The effects of NAET are often claimed by practitioners to be permanent, and this may be true in many cases, but it has been my observation that allergies can re-develop. This is most commonly seen when somone is sick with a cold or flu, or suffers a major physical or emotional trauma during a high pollen season. It has been my observation that the body appears to develop allergies in a "guilt by association" manner. What I mean by this is that when there is an activation of the body's immune system and inflammatory response from something other than pollen, the body may begin to associate the immune reaction with the presence of a given allergen, thus triggering a reaction to the allergen when the body is exposed to it again. In other words, if you catch the flu during a time when oak pollen is high, you may develop oak allergies.

In any case, energy-based allergy desensitization is very much for real, and it offers fast, effective natural allergy relief for oak pollen allergies, as well as any other type of allergy (including airborne allergens, foods, and skin-contact allergies).

Dr. George Best is a holistic healthcare practitioner in San Antonio, Texas. For additional information about oak allergies, visit Natural Allergy Relief.

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