Hayfever & Acupuncture
Hay fever is an allergic reaction to airborne substances such as pollen or spores which cause cold-like symptoms and can make sufferers’ lives pretty miserable throughout the summer months.
The main culprits are tree pollen, occurring from late March to mid-May, grass pollen from mid-May to July and weed pollen, which can strike at any time but typically covers the end of June to September.
The nose is the entrance to the start of the respiratory tract and some substances have the potential to cause allergic reaction when inhaled. An allergic reaction occurs when the body mistakes a harmless substance for a harmful one and releases chemicals to fight it (histamine). This reaction is what can cause the following symptoms:
Inflammation of the nasal lining
Sneezing and coughing
Gritty feeling in the eyes
Itchy, red, puffy or watery eyes
Itchy ears or throat
Acupuncture is believed to stimulate the nervous system to cause the release of neurochemical messenger molecules in order to calm the body’s reaction to allergens. Acupuncture also helps to relieve pain by stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues, which lead to a release of endorphins. This also reduces inflammation and promotes an overall sense of well-being
If you think Acupuncture could help you, contact us today!