Using acupuncture to treat the sympto...

Using acupuncture to treat the symptoms of hay fever

There are 6 comments on the Kelowna Capital News story from Apr 11, 2010, titled Using acupuncture to treat the symptoms of hay fever. In it, Kelowna Capital News reports that:

Hay fever, also called allergic rhinitis, is an allergic response to indoor or outdoor airborne allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, or pet dander.

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#1 Apr 19, 2010
Philip Gegan

Derby, UK

#2 May 26, 2010
For people who don't like the idea of needles, but who otherwise would like to benefit from acupuncture, can I suggest they look into acupressure - like acupuncture but without the needles, and you can administer it on yourself.

Acupressure has been used successfully for centuries in China and other Far Eastern countries to obtain relief from common ailments, including hay fever. Here is one exercise that has helped people with hay fever to shake it off, and at the very least will enhance any medication taken for it.

Hold your left hand out with fingers and thumb together. Note the point where the muscle between your forefinger and thumb is at its thickest. Then move your thumb away from your forefinger and place your right thumb on that point. Place your right forefinger on the other side of the "webbing" between your forefinger and thumb and squeeze, not too hard, for about a minute while breathing deeply and relaxing as much as possible. Then repeat on the other hand.

Direct the pressure slightly towards the bone leading up to your forefinger. You'll be surprised to find that this little exercise brings a large degree of relief from hay fever and enhances other treatment.

Don't do this exercise if you are a woman and pregnant, though, as it can induce premature contractions of the uterus. Subject to that, I recommend you give this a try.

I hope it helps.

Philip Gegan

London, UK

#3 Jun 28, 2010
I know this may seem strange but some things to consider when planting plants in your garden can really help the side affects of hay fever when at home.

Even the smallest change can make a difference.

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Mar 14, 2014
Taking vitamins that help boost your immune system helped me. All those OTC med's were just making me feel weird after awhile. Found this instant immunity product on amazon. So far the sneezing hasn't been as intense as it normally was and I feel great as well.

Knokke, Belgium

#5 Jun 13, 2015
In order to avoid Hay fever I would begin with a daily washing of my hair. Because Pollen gets caught in hair very easily. Also the frequently blowing of your nose is very important to remove the pollen grains from your system, so
keeping a stock of handkerchief isn't a bad idea.

Believe it or not but sex can be a treatment against allergies. It strengthen your immune system, because it increases the number of antibodies that protect you against the colds.

the way you dry your clothes is also something you should change. Because if you do it outside the pollen will attach themselves to it. So do it in the next time inside.

Keep the windows and doors closed when the weather is very dry. Ventilate your home early in the morning or late in the evening when the amount of pollen in the air is lower.

wearing sunglasses is also an aid against the pollen. It keeps the pollen away from your eyes.

Since: May 15

New London, MN

#6 Jun 13, 2015
Acupuncture is just placebo medicine. It can no more treat allergies than could jackhammering your feet (reflexology) or waving hands above your body (reconnective healing).

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