The Seasonal Allergies, such as HAY FEVER, is now epidemic in UK (as reported by Daily Express on Monday 20th April 2015). Find out how Traditional Chinese Acupuncture can help to treat this problem?

HAY FEVER is a seasonal allergy triggered by allergic reaction to pollens that are spread by the wind. It is usually occurred during spring, because of new growth on trees and weeds, which ushers in a whole different set of blooming plants. All patients with HAY FEVER are also allergic to dust mites, animal dander, and molds. The signs and symptoms affect mainly the membrane lining the nose, causing allergic rhinitis, or the membrane lining the eyelids and covering the whites of the eyes, causing allergic conjunctivitis.

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Many scientific clinical researchers indicated that million of people living in UK are at great risk of “allergy epidemic”, particularly HAY FEVER. The worst season for this type of allergy is from March to September where the hospital admissions have increased more than 8% in 2014 compared that in 2013. In Western Medicine, a patient with HAY FEVER usually needs to take vasodilators such as inhaler or nasal drops to control the nasal blockage. However, these medications carry with it a lot of side effects which would cancel their benefits. Although various Western medications are available to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies, but these may have unwanted side effects, such as drowsiness and immune system suppression as well as addiction on medications. These side effects have led many patients with HAY FEVER to search for alternative approaches like acupuncture. The traditional Chinese Acupuncture has been known for thousands years as the best alternative treatment for the seasonal allergies, including HAY FEVER. The acupuncture treatment aims to clear the blockage in the nasal passages, enhancing the immune system and supporting the body to prevent any recurrence of such allergic reactions.

How does acupuncture work to relief signs and symptoms of HAY FEVER?
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The Traditional Chinese medicine theory indicated that HAY FEVER is related to Wind and a deficiency of the Protective Wei Qi. Wei Qi (it is the energy that flows at the surface of the body as a protective sheath). The protective energy has the responsibility to resist colds and other respiratory infections. So that patients with a deficiency of Wei Qi catch colds easily and are more susceptible to allergens.
The acupuncture works not only to relieve the acute symptoms of HAY FEVER but also to clear the underlying pathology and contributing to the body's reaction to allergens. With acupuncture a dietary modification is advisable and also changes in the life style.
After a course of intense acupuncture treatment, seasonal acupuncture treatments (4 sessions a year may be need as booster doses to tonify the inner organ systems) and can correct minor annoyances before they become serious problems.
If you experience Hay fever, now is the time to schedule an appointment. You can contact us for further information or to book an appointment for consultation by email or call us on 07814696437 / 07737855622.