The author of the study, allergist Amber Patterson makes this interesting comment, “We know there's a connection between our neurology and our immunology. What we ultimately found is that some people with allergies have a more sensitive neuro-immunologic trigger.”
Knowing this connection, allergy sufferers can alleviate stress by:
- Learning relaxation methods such as meditation, biofeedback, massage, and deep breathing
- Avoiding seeking relief throughself-destructive behavior such as alcohol abuse, tobacco, abnormal eating patterns, or excessive watching television
- Asking for help from a good support networkincluding family, friends, and professional
- Making time for relaxation
- Choosing healthy habits for diet, sleep and exercise
A free resource you might want to try is WildDivine’s Schedule of Recent Experience. It’s a tool to help you understand how recent events in your life can be contributing toward your stress levels. Once you gain this awareness, you can take appropriate actions to solve the underlining stressors.
If you can’t get your allergies under control by yourself, consult a certified allergist and ask if stress is a contributing factor. He or she can recommend a trained psychologist who can help you manage that stress. Or you can contact my Portland, OR/Vancouver,WA office and schedule an appointment. As a NET practitioner, my clients have found Neuro Emotional Technique and hypnosis to be very effective in treating allergic reactions due to stress.
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Learn more on my website – Managing Stress.