Hay fever is a hypersensitivity to airborne allergens such as flower pollen and grass which should be on way. For those who breath in this allergen, it creates an immune response because their immunoglobulin (IGE) antibodies release multiple inflammatory modulators, most notably histamine. Histamine is the chemical compound responsible for the symptoms of allergies including
Red itchy watery eyes.
Nasal congestion and excess catarrh.
Sneezing running nose.
The question to ask is why the client is displaying such allergic reaction in the first place. We need to focus on addressing the Immune system itself by strengthening it, with what you are consuming food and liquid, herbs, and lifestyle adjustments.
Natural Therapies at Therapy Life Centre
However, recent studies suggest that acupuncture treatment is able to modulate immune suppressed or immune-activated conditions through various immune functions, including the activities of macrophages, neutrophils, NK cells and lymphocytes, immunoglobulin production, and complement systems.
That is, acupuncture has been shown it is able to lower Immunoglobulin-E levels and thus reduce inflammation; exactly what antihistamines do what without the side-effects!
Does Acupuncture hurt?
Generally, acupuncture does not hurt. Some people feel the needles as they go in, and some people feel nothing. Acupuncture needles are solid needles, not hollow like hypodermic needles, and they are much, much thinner – about the diameter of a thick human hair.
How long does it take to feel relief?
Some people notice a difference immediately, but I would recommend a course of 6 treatments leading up to the hay fever season.
Herbs & Other Natural Remedies
Best known for liver damage and protecting liver from chemical and inflammatory damage. Combating symptoms of allergies including hay fever. Milk Thistle helps by breaking down the the liver proteins of the allergens thereby minimising the allergic response.
A powerful Antioxidant helps reduce inflammatory, as well as bio-flavonoid which stabilises mast cells preventing them from releasing histamine, recommending 4- 6 weeks prior Hay fever season.
Noninflammatory, anti histamine, anti-catarral and astringent and removing symptoms of Hay fever. If dried use cold as a eye wash.
Antihistamine & anti-inflammatory properties, recommending 5 – 10 ml nettle tincture 3 times per day.
Destroying the histamine and making the Immune system stronger. Recommending 1000mg, 3 times a day.
A good diet must be in place along side herbs to gain a stronger immune system such foods like leafy greens, garlic, horseradish, high content water fruits and deep yellow and orange vegetables. Increase omega 3 fatty acids and pro -biotic intake.
Quick fix drink
Teaspoon of Honey, 1/2 Lemon, 20 – 30 Mint leaves, 1/2 Grapefruit, 1 cup of pineapple, 3 inch of ginger.
Turmeric & honey & water