Headaches, itchy nose, throat, and red irritated eyes, sneezing and a blocked and runny nose can make the Summer months a misery. Suffered resort to a variety of across-the-counter remedies to dampen down their bodies allergic response but improvements are temporary and many are left feeling drowsy as a side-effect of the medicines and sprays they use.
Acupuncture offers natural relief and a lessening of symptoms without unpleasant side-effects. Kay, a care agency director usually suffers from hay fever symptoms from February to September.
” The inside of my nose which is always dry and cracked and my sense of smell is affected.For as long as I can remember and certainly for the past fifteen to twenty years I have tried all manner of sprays, prong lights and tablets.
” I wasn’t sure acupuncture would make a difference but as it was February and I was already sneezing constantly I was prepared to tray anything.
” From my first session I could smell better and my nose was no longer dry and cracked. It’s been six months now and I am almost symptom free and have not yet used any medication.”
Acupuncture works by reducing the local effects of the allergic reaction to pollen by helping the mucous membranes inside the nose and sinuses to reduce inflammation and mucous. Acupuncture points which support the adrenals, help the liver to detox and support the immune system have the best long-term effect.
Rest, good sleep, reducing stress; cutting down on sugar, often dairy and especially chocolate, coffee and other stimulants can greatly improve and reduce symptoms and daily use of acupressure points around the sinuses and specific adrenal and liver points also help patients maintain improvements between sessions.