Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Is allergy season already upon us…?

So many of us suffer from allergies, especially in the Sacramento valley.  It's winter, but for most of us, it's not too early to start thinking about the upcoming allergy season.  Read on...

Dr. Monroe says:
“I’d like to remind people that this is the beginning of allergy season and the pollen count is already up for the season.  As an example from last week, the pollen count was 4.8 based on a 1-12 scale. The predominant pollen was alder.  The following day, pollens dropped down to 2.8.  Tree pollens are already beginning for the season!

Now is the time I would recommend to my patients to come in to the office and pick up some Zone 9 so that we can prepare for a possibly rough allergy season like last year.  When we don't have enough cold weather, the pollen is even worse than it was the previous season. 

Just want to prepare people and to help facilitate taking care of yourselves!

*Zone 9 is a homeopathic allergy treatment that is equivalent to taking shots in that it slowly allows your body to tolerate grasses, trees, and weeds.  Zone 9 is a specific product for this area that has somewhere around 150 of the major grasses, trees and weeds of the Sacramento Valley and it's one that will help desensitize you so that you can tolerate the pollens when they increase in your surroundings.”

Dr. Monroe’s office is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30am to 4:30pm.  She is located in East Sacramento at 5025 J Street, Suite 205, or you can call her office for more information: 916-448-9927.

Pollen & Mold Levels from the National Allergy Bureau, a service of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Station:  Roseville, CA
Allergy Medical Group of the North Area
Date of Pollen and Mold Count: 01/16/2013

Pollen & Mold Summary
Trees: Moderate Concentration
Weeds: Absent
Grass: Absent
Mold:  Low Concentration

My husband and I both have animal allergies and can attest to a similar desensitizing treatment for animal dander.  We have both noticed far less sneezing, itching, and rashes associated with the animals we have and are very thankful to have gotten the treatment from my (Dr.) mom.
Be healthy and take advantage of the resources that having a Naturopathic Doctor close by can provide to you!
-Briana & Dr. Mom 

1 comment:

  1. I've been using Zone 9 for the last few months and with the exception of the first few days that I continued using my prescribed allergy meds- I'm the only one without allergies now! I use it every day- it's non-invasive drops under your tongue and they have much improved my allergies, especially considering this season was so bad! Thanks, Dr. Mom!