Hay Fever Treatment with Acupuncture
Acupuncture is successful in the treatment of allergic rhinitis and is recognised for its use in pain relief, and the regulation of the immune system.
Allergic reactions result from an exaggerated immune response to foreign substances.
The parts of the body that are prone to react to allergies include the lungs, eyes, nose, skin, and stomach.
The immune system normally protects the body from harmful agents such as bacteria and toxins, the overreaction to a harmless substance (an allergen) is called a hypersensitivity reaction, or an allergic reaction.
Hay fever or Allergic rhinitis
Hay fever or allergic rhinitis is a common condition in which an allergen, such as grass or tree pollen, triggers an allergic reaction with accompanied cold like symptoms.
Many people will only experience allergic rhinitis for a few months at a time because they are sensitive to the allergens that are only produced at certain times of the year.More often it is a seasonal allergic reaction to air born pollens or spores, in the spring or autumn time, but often people who are prone to hay fever are also sensitive to other potential triggers such as animal skin or dust mites.
Symptoms will vary in severity between individuals and can be extremely irritating and affect your quality of life.
- Cold-like symptoms
- Blocked or runny nose
- Conjunctivitis or watery eyes
Acupuncture can also be used as a preventive measure to strengthen general constitution and promote general well-being or for bringing effective relief from symptoms.
Acupuncture treats the whole of a person and aims to get to the essential cause of a problem rather than just treating the symptom. A medical history as well as lifestyle and environmental factors are all taken into account when forming a diagnosis.
Acupuncture for the relief of hay fever and allergies
Acupuncture is seen to reduce the level of inflammatory chemicals in the blood, reduces allergic responses and also and helps to bring the immune system back into balance, this, helps to strengthen overall constitution and brings relief from uncomfortable symptoms.
Acupuncture is said to affect the regulation of the nervous system, and the activity which affect the body's communication substances, hormones and neurotransmitters. Stimulation of certain acupuncture points have affected parts of the brain which reduce pain or stress and help to promote relaxation. Parts of the central nervous system control body sensation and functions such as immune reactions.
By stimulating of the body's self-regulating homeostatic systems, helps to promote natural healing abilities and supports physical and emotional well-being.