The hankie season is well under way around here. I’m seeing some seriously red eyes and runny noses out and about. Seasonal Rhinitis aka Hay Fever: itchy eyes, runny/blocked noses are sign of the current season. Debilitating and uncomfortable should also be on the list of symptoms.
So the most frequently chosen route for treatment involves frequent administration of nasal sprays, eyedrops, and oral anti-histamines. I know from my time spent in General Practice that these often work best if commenced prior to symptoms starting. It’s kind of like dampening down the immune response before it flares up which otherwise would require the equivalent of extinguishing an internal fire. The thing is, folk have to remember to start treatment in the absence of symptoms when they are feeling well!which is no mean feat.
Jump over to an Acupuncture clinic, and we’d not be too dissimilar in thinking of getting things sorted prior to the outburst. However, without ingesting, or inhaling drugs, acupuncture needles can help sort you out. In this clinic I have often seen symptoms clear up literally within 5 minutes of needle insertion. If we can catch you early on there’s a chance you’ll have a symptom free season. If not a few regular sessions with a close interval between them should see you well. The bottom line is, that though not ideal if symptoms are presently quite pronounced you still have a significant chance of a decent result. Also, and this is a biggie, pregnant women who suffer from hayfever are extremely limited in what medication if any they can safely use. Thankfully Acupuncture saves the day in being an extremely safe form of treatment for these folk. Why not give your local Acupuncturist a call today to have a chat if Hay Fever is tormenting you.