Classic allergy signs of sinus congestion, runny nose and sneezing, tearing and itchy eyes are caused by the activity of excess histamine. Histamine is released when a specific type of white blood cell, called a mast cell, is triggered by an allergen to burst. Histamine molecules then attach to histamine receptors, triggering allergy symptoms.

Anti-histamine medications, such as Loratadine and Cetirizine, work at the end the allergy process by preventing the histamine molecules from attaching to histamine receptors.

The goals of naturopathic allergy treatment includes 1) identifying the allergens and reducing or eliminating your exposure to them, 2) decreasing your immune system’s sensitivity to these allergens, 3) stabilizing your mast cells to decrease the release of excess histamine, 4) reducing discomfort from current allergy symptoms.

Air filters help to reduce the amount of allergens in your home. Choose a filter that incorporates a multistage filter. Do a daily nasal rinse with distilled water and a small amount of sea salt. Eliminate problem foods from your diet. Stabilizing mast cells and reducing current symptoms can be achieved with a number of different herbs and common nutritional supplements, such as vitamin C, the B vitamins, nettles and probiotics.

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Naturopathic Family Health

Your health is one of your greatest assets. At Naturopathic Family Health in Willow Glen, California, our goal is to help you cultivate that asset and take control of your health and well-being. By working in partnership, our doctors will identify the root cause of your ailments and educate you on how to achieve and maintain optimal health.

The Naturopathic Family Health clinic serves both children and adults by using conventional medical knowledge, coupled with a safe, efficient and effective naturopathic approach and therapies. To ensure your treatment is comprehensive and complete, we draw on many resources to address health issues, including:

  • The most recent research available
  • Extensive naturopathic medical training
  • Traditional medicines
  • Alternative therapies
  • Conventional medical doctors and specialists, when needed.

Contact us today to set up a complimentary introductory phone consultation. We look forward to working with you on your path towards optimal health and well-being.


*Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient