Hay Fever

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What is hay fever?

Hay fever is an allergic response to airborne substances such as pollen or mold that occurs mostly in the spring and throughout summer months.

What are Hay Fever Symptoms?

Reactions to hay fever can include:

  • Watery/itchy eyes
  • Itchy skin
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Hives
  • Skin rashes

How is Hay Fever Treated?

Common treatments for hay fever is the use of anti-histamines that will lessen the allergic response. Anti-histamines can have side effects for some people, and may not work 100% depending on the severity of the allergy.

At Ananta Health, we use BioScan SRT testing to determine stressors and irritants in the body, as well as food and environmental sensitivities that can be contributing to the histamine response in hay fever. Other factors that can increase hay fever symptoms are diet, candida, parasites, heavy metal toxicity and other factors. Generally, a treatment plan deals with all the contributing factors by implementing lifestyle changes and staying on top of managing symptoms with suggested supplements during the spring when they are commonly at their worst. 

How Can Acupuncture Help Hay Fever?

Acupuncture can help reduce histamine levels, and support the liver that deals with the allergy response. It can also help to reduce symptoms including nasal congestion, coughing, headaches and fatigue