Symptoms can also be exacerbated by diet, stress and weather conditions. Its close relation, Allergic Rhinitis is not linked to any particular season and is triggered by allergens such as dust, pollen, pollution, perfumes, sprays, mites or animals.
Symptoms include sudden attacks of sneezing, red watery eyes, itchy eyes, stuffy nose, coughing or even wheezing. TCM recognises that Hay Fever is triggered by external factors so it aims to strengthen the body’s defences to external factors so it can fight off the allergen more effectively.
Successful treatment of Hay Fever with Acupuncture has long term benefits without the side effects of prescription drugs.