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Bless you hayfever - now please leave me

Updated: Jan 17

When your nose decides to announce itself before you do, it can become more than just a sniffle or cute sneeze :(

Hay fever or allergic rhinitis has the common symptoms of runny nose, sneezing, itchy nose, ears or throat, itchy or watery eyes, headaches, sleep disturbances and snoring due to congested nose, poor concentration and tiredness. Although these symptoms are not life-threatening, they could still make you feel miserable to death.

Hay fever is known as an allergic reaction to substances trapped in the nose. An allergy occurs when the immune system mistakes a harmless element for a harmful one and the symptoms appear as the body produce chemicals to fight it. So far, there seems to be no treatment for eliminating symptoms but only reducing the impact in western medicine.

In Eastern medicine on the other hand, the view and the cause of hay fever is quite different. What matters to Chinese medicine are all of the symptoms you are experiencing and the root of the imbalance in your body system. In order to find the imbalance in your body, you would need to answer some questions to gather all the information about you and we then treat the root causes of the hay fever instead of marking the symptoms of it. A recent study in Australia shows that acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for alleviation of seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) symptoms and improvement in quality of life. Their study of 175 patients with allergic rhinitis demonstrates the patients treated with acupuncture experienced a greater reduction in sneezing and itching symptoms than the patients of a sham-treatment group.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help a lot with your persistent and irritating allergies and hayfever. So contact us today if you want to find out more!

Lots of Love,

Healing Tree x

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