Acupuncture is a brilliant way to treat sinusitis and alleviate allergic reactions such as hay fever.
“The ancient form of Chinese medicine is used to strengthen the body’s overall defences, regulate antibodies and restore some balance from the very first treatment. I’ve helped allergy sufferers of all ages by providing a course of weekly acupuncture treatments in the springtime before the hay fever season gets into full swing, and they have reported a great improvement in symptoms for the whole summer. I've also helped those suffering from chronic sinusitis from other causes. For many it has been the first thing they've tried that has actually helped!” Helen Trill, Acupuncturist.
Hay fever – formally known as allergic rhinitis – is a common allergic reaction that occurs at particular times of the year. It’s usually worse between April and September, when its warm, humid and windy. But unlike a cold, hay fever isn’t caused by a virus. It’s caused by an allergic response to indoor or outdoor allergens such as pollen, dust mites or pet dander. According to the latest data, approximately 20% of UK residents suffer from the condition. What are the hay fever symptoms to look out for? The symptoms of hay fever can go on (and on) if left untreated.
How does acupuncture alleviate hay fever?
Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system and causes the release of neurochemical messenger molecules. The resulting biochemical changes influence the body’s homeostatic mechanisms. This promotes physical and emotional well-being. In relation to those suffering from allergies, acupuncture can help to relieve pain and congestion by:
“As a long-term hay fever sufferer this is the first time a treatment really improved my symptoms. I would recommend this treatment to anyone.” Hans-Peter
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