If you are live in an area where storms are the norm then this post is for you. Sometimes as storms are moving in we wake up feeling stuffy, achy, with brain fog, and just feeling "off". Let me explain why. 

Barometric pressure changes can affect your sinuses because the air pressure around you influences the air pressure within your sinuses. When the external air pressure drops it can cause the air trapped in your sinuses to expand, potentially leading to increased pressure and discomfort. This might trigger headaches, sinus pain, and congestion for those who are sensitive to these changes. This also plays a huge part in people getting sick around this time of the year so please don't leave your sinuses struggling. Your body needs to have oxygen in order to function well. 

On top of our sinuses being impacted our bodies often feel it for days before the storms arrive. Rapid changes in barometric pressure, humidity, and temperature that often accompany storms can lead to shifts in your body's internal pressure and fluid balance. This can affect sensitive areas like joints, muscles, and even your blood vessels. Just like your sinuses these factors can contribute to headaches, joint pain, and even changes in mood for some individuals who are more sensitive to these changes. It's important to note that not everyone is affected in the same way so please don't give up on yourself and just accept that you have to hurt for the entire storm season. 

Here are some of the products and modalities that I use that may help you as well. 
~ gentle movement, stretches 
~ chiropractic care
~ NingXia Red (Young Living)
~ take your supplements (custom to you, my list is mainly Young Living with some additions)
~ stress relieving activities
~ sleep... good, quality, priority
~ sleep oils such as lavender, cedarwood, sacred mountain, peace & calming (Young Living)
~ breathing oils such as cypress, cedarwood, pine, eucalyptus globulus or radiata, raven (Young Living)
~ stay warm... although I know AC is important 😉
~ red light therapy (I suggest LifePro)
~ choose good foods PLEASE
~ Thieves Chest Rub day and night (Young Living)
~ discomfort oils such as deep relief, panaway, copaiba, clove, marjoram, relieve it, peppermint (Young Living)
~ stress relieving oils such as stress away, palo santo, northern lights black spruce, orange, grapefruit (Young Living)
~ get outside as much as you can especially first thing in the morning
~ bonus products that help me, ceylon cinnamon (https://amzn.to/45waYmk), c...b...d... pain cream, cool azul pain cream, body wash with anti-inflammatory oils added, lavender bath bombs, orthosport or orthoease massage oils (these work great as carriers in rollers as well) (Young Living)
~ avoid nouns that increase your fears, this is a sport for some people and you don't need to play. Those nouns suck, don't let them bring you down with them. 
~ Lastly stay consistent! Even if you feel better you need to be proactive not just reactive. Support your body and it will support you in return. 

If you need help ordering anything I have listed message me and I would love to help you get everything you need. https://www.youngliving.com/us/en/referral/3150190 This is my direct link for the Young Living products shared in this post. 

There are many other things we can do to help but this list is a great start! 

With love, MP


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