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It is now the season for Hay fever, so don’t suffer in silence and you have to try acupuncture. Find out why acupuncture is the best alternative treatment for most allergic conditions, including Hay fever?

By: Dr. Tukmachi

It is known for thousands years that the Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is effective in treatment of most allergies (including Hay Fever). Acupuncture is one of the alternative medicine therapy which is working on enhancing the immune system of the body in order to control the allergic reactions created by high levels of pollens in the atmosphere.

What is Hay fever?

It is a seasonal allergy initiated or triggered certain allergens called pollens which are usually present certain time of the year, particularly in spring and early summer.  In patients who suffered from such allergic reaction to pollens are People who are allergic to pollens are usually sensitive to dust, animal dander, dampness and moulds. The only method of spreading the pollens is by air-born only.
Few million patients in the UK suffered chronic Hay fever and they are dependent on the “on the counter” medicine to alleviate there signs and symptoms affecting eyes and the respiratory system. These medications such as antihistamine and decongestant are not only having a temporary relief creating some side effects, such as tolerance, dizziness, lethargy and drowsiness.  Because of these side effects and the tolerance to these medications, the patients are usually trying to seek the alternative therapies such as acupuncture in order to help their hay fever signs and symptoms.
How Acupuncture Treatments help and treat Hay fever?
The Chinese acupuncture theories indicated that the Wind plus the deficiency of the Protective energy (Wei Qi) is the main cause in Hay fever. While in Western medicine, the acupuncture works to stimulate the good feeling hormones such Cortisol (the natural body steroid which helps to clear the inflammation and congestion in the eyes and nose) and also Endorphin (Natural sedative and tranquilliser). When the patients receiving acupuncture treatments, the underlying imbalances within the body are addressed and a treatment plan is developed to relieve the acute symptoms of Hay Fever while also treating the root problems that are contributing to the body's reaction to allergens. Furthermore, most patients with Hay Fever will also have some diet advice (within the context of Chinese medicine) which consist of dietary modification and a healthy life style.
If you have seasonal Hay Fever, now is the time to contact us for further information or to schedule an appointment.