Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Spring is here!

Spring is here but for some it is also hayfever season

Hayfever can be caused by dust, pollens, grasses, fragrances and moulds.  It can cause symptoms of red itchy eyes, watery nasal discharge, sneezing, itchy throat.  
Why do we get hayfever?
If your immune system is hyper-vigilant you can suffer from allergic rhinitis (hayfever).  Normally your body would disregard these pollens and grasses but sometimes our immune system can be out-of-whack causing discomfort for many at this time of year.  
An immune system that is overburdened by stress, toxins and poor nutrition can overreact.  The mucous membranes are at the frontline and typically react with sneezing, itchiness and water discharge.
How can we help naturally?
First course of action is a course of acupuncture.  Acupuncture is a great way to help the body restore its natural balance and build the immune system.  We can also look at diet and nutrition to see if changes need to be made here.  Sometimes a de-tox is essential.  Chinese herbal medicine can be prescribed for chronic cases.

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