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Blog / Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)

It’s that time of year when noses start to itch, eyes start to water and sneezing levels increase for people suffering from allergic rhinitis (hayfever). Did you know that acupuncture can help? Do you want to avoid using anti-histamine tablets?

According to the British Acupuncture Council’s research factsheet which looks at four systemised reviews, five randomised controlled trials and nine other pieces of published research, acupuncture can help to relieve pain and congestion in people with allergic rhinitis in the following ways:

  • By reducing inflammation
  • By enhancing the activity and numbers of immune cells and regulating levels of IgE and cytokines
  • By stimulating local nerves (by releasing endorphins which change our perception of pain)

Also, needling can increase local (micro) circulation of blood, which aids the dispersal of swelling.

When treating people with hayfever, Antique Points (on the arms and legs) can be used to boost the immune system and to build up defensive (Wei) Qi, whilst more local points near the eyes and nose are often needled to release congestion. Of course, each patient is treated as an individual, and the Points needled will differ depending on a patient’s pulse and symptoms. So if you want to avoid another year of antihistamine tablets, why not give acupuncture a try?

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