Updated: Apr 19, 2020
It can happen to anyone when it comes to spring season. The pollen is at it’s strongest, the winds are high and Melbourne is one of the top 3 cities in the world that have higher amounts of pollen and wind during spring time. No wonder more people suffer from hay fever.
Acupuncture is the most effective natural, drug free way to help with your hay fever symptoms; sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose, wheezy chest and redness on the face.
Acupuncture works by inserting tiny fine like needles on to particular areas on the body and face. These certain points are to help activate the lymphatic system to reduce the amount of reactive cells that are causing your hay fever symptoms to flare up.
Sometimes they are inserted on to the face to open the sinus sacks that are above and under the eyes near the centre of the nose. This will help to drain the built up fluid that can be causing blocked runny noses and watery eyes.
Jade rolling is also an effective method for cooling redness or puffy eyes on the face. The jade properties are cold and soothing on the skin, also activates the lymphatic nodules that surround the neck allowing the reactive cells to steer away from the eyes, nose and mouth and go back in to the lymphatic system around your neck.
Not only does acupuncture take away hay fever symptoms but also helps to build up your immune system so you are less reactive in the future - and this is all natural, no drugs at all.
How acupuncture does this?
It helps to stimulate the brain to trigger a micro-trauma response around the needles that are inserted on the body. What this means is that it builds a new memory pathway for your brain to signal too instead of signalling a inflammatory response "hay-fever response".
Through different stages of life we are challenged by sickness in our health, our bodies are smart and like to build memory pathways so that it can be more protective next time it get's hit with a challenge, putting you in "survival mode" . As much as we love our bodies, our brain triggers such a fast response that sometimes it's overwhelming for the body to handle which gives out the hay-fever symptoms. It also does this if you are more susceptible to inflammation from your external environment such as pollen of course, which can therefore overact the bodies immune system. There are some reasons we can not understand yet why people are prone to hayfever than others but i put it down to genetics, food, lifestyle and stress. These can all overact on the body in different ways and sometimes pollen is the icing on the cake.
Wow! That was a mouth full but i hope this will help you to understand how acupuncture works for hayfever so it's not just "just cos"
For any more information please email me or book online if you want to get started straight away before spring hits real hard!