Do you suffer from Hayfever?
Hay fever is a type of reaction in the body to the pollen from trees, grasses, mould or spores that affects the mucous membranes of the nose, eyes, and air passages.
Spring and summer can be a tough time for hay fever sufferers. Many people resort to over the counter anti-histamine products and/or decide to stay indoors as much as possible, neither of which are satisfactory as long term solutions.
Signs and symptoms
Itchy red eyes
Watery discharge from the nose and eyes
Clear thin nasal discharge
Symptoms can be similar to the common cold but nasal secretions associated with a cold usually become thicker and more yellow/green as the cold progresses.
People who suffer from hay fever often also suffer from other disorders like asthma and dermatitis.
Those who suffer throughout the year from hay fever like symptoms are said to have perennial rhinitis. Animal hair, dust, feathers, fungus spores, moulds, and/or some other environmental agent may trigger the symptoms.
What can I do to help myself?
The best and safest way to control allergies is the natural way – by avoiding allergens and taking steps to normalise immune function and prevent or lessen the symptoms.
Allergies can usually be controlled if you are willing to make changes in your lifestyle, diet, and mental state.
Can acupuncture help me?
Respiratory conditions, [including sinusitis and asthma] can be relieved with acupuncture. Acupuncture can strengthen your natural defences and make you less likely to be affected by seasonal allergies.
Treatment can be offered
• during peak season to reduce the severity of an attack
• during winter in order to boost the immune system, making it less susceptible to the usual reactions when the hay fever season begins again
What about Naturopathy?
Naturopathy is all about the healing power of nature and, that given the right conditions, the body will seek to correct itself and restore balance and good health. It’s also about preventing disease and treating the ‘Whole’ person during any health issue.
As Naturopathic Acupuncturists, we have a clear understanding of these principles and the best way to apply them. Therefore, we treat the person not the disease and tailor a programme that will encourage the individual’s innate ability to heal.
The following are samples of what could be offered to you to stimulate your healing power
• Laboratory Testing
• Herbal Medicine
• Flower Remedies
• Diet and Lifestyle advice
• Supplement advice
You can beat this, you don’t have to suffer year after year. Take control and decide that this time you are going to do what it takes to get outdoors next season.