Watery eyes, sneezing fits and hives during spring? How BIE can help you get through this spring
Updated: Mar 10
Spring is here. For many people, that means the watery eyes, stuffy nose, sneezing fits, wheezing, and hives are going to start. Those who react to environmental stressors during spring may be a little more anxious this year because they’re wondering if it’s a seasonal reaction, or the start of the novel coronavirus infection.
Although COVID19 and reactions to spring environmental stressors can have a couple of similar symptoms, including a cough and difficulty breathing, the symptoms are fairly different from one another. One of the main distinguishing symptoms is a fever, which is usually present with viral infections. Other symptoms of viral infections can include muscle aches and pains and a constant feeling of fatigue. These symptoms are not typical with an allergic response. Watery eyes, a stuffy nose, sneezing fits, wheezing, and hives are hallmark symptoms of allergic reactions. During this time of the year, the major culprits that give rise to these symptoms include tree pollen and grasses.
Based on the month when your symptoms arise (or worsen), you can gain some insight into the type(s) of pollen (i.e. tree versus grass versus ragweed) that are causing you the most issues. For example, if your symptoms appear in early spring (March), tree pollen is most likely the culprit. If your symptoms appear more at the end of spring (around May), grass pollen may be more of an issue for you.
Prepare yourself this spring with BIE
BIE stands for BioEnergetic Intolerance Elimination. It is a safe, non-invasive health technology that serves to identify substances that aggravate the body, and normalize the body to the substance by using electromagnetic frequencies.
According to the BIE theory, a reaction to pollen indicates that your body has lost the ability to properly recognize the identity of the pollen due to a past stressful event. Your body makes a negative association between the pollen and the previous stressful event, resulting in your body now thinking that the pollen is “harmful.” In other words, your body thinks that the pollen is the culprit of the past stress, so it “blocks and rejects” it, leading to the manifestation of symptoms. To get your body to re-recognize the identity of the pollen, a substance that isn’t harmful, BIE is used.
At the beginning of March (and lasting all the way through until the end of July), the types of tree pollen that seems to be the most problematic for those living in Toronto include the following (1):
BIE can help to identify the type of tree pollen that your body is intolerant to, and then imprint the frequency of that pollen onto your body (this is done without the use of needles, or the exposure to the actual pollen itself). This allows your body to re-learn the frequency pattern and identity of that pollen type. By properly identifying the pollen, your body no longer deems the pollen as a threat. Therefore, when you are exposed to it, your body no longer reacts inappropriately, alleviating you of your uncomfortable symptoms.
The same concept would apply for grasses and ragweed.
BIE versus antihistamines
The best part about using BIE is that it can address the underlying cause of your symptoms. It trains the body so that it can respond appropriately upon exposure to a particular substance. This is far better than depending on medications like antihistamines, which serve only to temporarily address the symptoms (as opposed to the cause). While immediate alleviation of symptoms is great, using medications comes at a cost, and sometimes a hefty one. Most, if not all, medications have side effects. It has been shown that some side effects of antihistamines range from cognitive impairment to increased risk of developing dementia (2, 3).
To learn more about how BIE can help you get through this spring season without aggravating symptoms and with more ease and comfort, book a virtual/phone 15 minute complimentary meet-and-greet with our BIE Practitioner, Jennifer Ide or call the clinic at 416-214-9251. She looks forward to meeting you!
Want to learn more?
Jennifer Ide is a BIE Practitioner and Holistic Nutritionist, based in Toronto. She has helped many people with eczema, acne and hives, heal their skin naturally. She is here to support you and answer any questions that you have. There are many ways to connect. You can email directly (hyperlink to email), send a message on instagram @holsitickinartisan, or book a free meet-and-greet. Connect and see how she can help you!
Aerobiology Research Laboratories. (2020). Predominant Pollens and Spores. http://www.pollenexperts.ca/toronto-ontario/. (accessed March 1, 2020).
Kay, G.G. (2000). The effects of antihistamines on cognition and performance. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 105(6 pt2): S622-7.
Merz B. (2015). Common anticholinergic drugs like Benadryl linked to increased dementia risk. Cambridge (MA): Harvard Health Blog. www.health.harvard.edu/blog/common-anticholinergic-drugs-like-benadryl-linked-increased-de mentia-risk-201501287667 (accessed April 1, 2019).