3 Awesome Acupressure Points for Hayfever/Allergies


Hay fever is the common name for a condition called allergic rhinitis, which means an allergy that affects the nose.

Most people associate hay fever with spring, when airborne pollens from grasses are at their peak. However, hay fever can occur at any time of the year, via reactions to allergens around the home, such as dust mites, moulds, animal hair or fur, or occupational allergens.

Symptoms

Some of the symptoms include:

  • sneezing

  • a runny or stuffy nose

  • itchy ears, nose and throat

  • red, itchy or watery eyes

  • headaches.

In some cases, the symptoms of hay fever can be so severe that a person can’t sleep or concentrate, and may feel tired or unwell.

Hay fever is an allergic reaction

Your nose acts as a filter. The tiny hairs and mucus that line the nasal passages trap dust, pollens and other microscopic particles. A person with hay fever is allergic to some of the particles that get trapped in the nose, such as pollen. An allergic reaction means the immune system treats a harmless substance as if it is dangerous, and launches an ‘attack’. The nasal passages become inflamed and more mucus is produced.

Reducing hay fever symptoms

Suggestions to prevent or limit symptoms of hay fever include:

  • Stay indoors as much as possible on windy days in spring and in wind gusts that come before the storm.

  • In your garden, choose plants that are pollinated by birds or insects, rather than plants that release their seeds into the air.

  • Splash your eyes often with cold water to flush out any pollen.

  • Reduce your exposure to dust and dust mites, animals and animal hair or fur.

  • TRY ACUPRESSURE!!

Below are three awesome acupressure points to try, they have been shown to reduce the symptoms associated with hay fever.

Recommendations:

1. Hold these acupressure points for 2 to 3 minutes with firm finger pressure several times throughout the day.

2. Book in for a comprehensive session, incorporating acupressure at Healthy Kinect. Sessions are tailored specifically to the presenting issue(s).

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Acupressure can be safely and effectively used to assist with the following:

Stress and Anxiety

Acute and Chronic pain

Headaches and Migraines

Sleeping Problems

Fatigue

Immune System and Inflammation

Respiratory Problems

Digestive Issues

Hormonal Imbalance

Emotional Stress

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References:

acupressure.com

betterhealth.vic.gov.au

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