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Do you know someone who gets red, itchy and watery eyes; someone who sneezes a lot, but also gets congested sinuses, a heavy-head feeling, and suffers low energy every spring? It is possible that they are suffering from fay fever. These hay fever symptoms are an allergic response by their body to certain plant pollens that are released every spring.  Hay fever is also called allergic rhinitis. Allergies can also be triggered by dust, animal hair, fungal spores or air pollutants.

The good news is that natural hay fever relief with acupuncture and Chinese medicine can ease the symptoms of hay fever. Exciting research from Australia indicates relief is possible from the symptoms of allergic rhinitis with the use of acupuncture. Acupuncture can be used to stimulate the body’s own natural antihistamines to reduce local inflammation in the sinuses and nasal passages. It is theorised that acupuncture is able to activate the body’s immune system to produce its own natural anti-inflammatory response.

If you or someone you know is experiencing hay fever symptoms, you may recommend them trying acupuncture which is now scientifically prooved to help with this condition.

The research for natural hay fever relief with acupuncture is located here: (www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/591796/abs/)

John L. McDonald, Allan W. Cripps, Peter K. Smith, Caroline A. Smith, Charlie C. Xue and Brenda Golianu, “The anti-Inflammatory Effects of Acupuncture and Their Relevance to Allergic Rhinitis: A Narrative Review and Proposed Model”, Evidence- Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 591796, 12 pages, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/591796

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