During the spring and summer months we start seeing more patients suffering from hay fever. The most common symptoms are itchy eyes, sinus pain, nasal congestion, foggy head, headaches and low energy. Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture have a very high success rate in reducing and preventing these symptoms. In fact, the World Health Organisation has listed Chinese Medicine as a recognised and highly effective treatment for this condition.
At ReachHealth we are seeing an increase of people presenting to the clinic with respiratory conditions such as hay fever. Most cases are triggered by the change in seasons and also by environmental irritants. The symptoms of hay fever can be very annoying and have adverse effects affecting our patient’s quality of life. Many hay fever sufferers complain of low energy levels and feeling run down. This is due body’s immune system fighting environmental allergens.
At ReachHealth we treat hay fever in two ways. Firstly, we use Chinese Herbs which is convenient and fast acting. These herbs can be used every day to help relieve symptoms. Secondly, we use acupuncture to not only assist with treating the symptoms but also to help support the immune system. Usually people who suffer from hay fever have a weakness in the lungs. Patients often complain that they have recurrent colds, catching whatever ‘bug’ is being passed around the office. Others may complain of fatigue, no matter how much rest they get or just waking up feeling tired even after a good night’s sleep.
When receiving treatment with Chinese Medicine patients usually start to see a reduction of nasal congestion after the first treatment. They will then see a decrease in the severity of sneezing and reliance on over the counter medication. Chinese Medicine also helps support the immune system to prevent the onset of symptoms next season.
If you or any of your family and friends suffer from hay fever, then come and try Chinese Medicine at ReachHealth and receive $15 off your first treatment!
For the most effective Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Elsternwick call 1300 696 783 or book online.
Yours in Good Health,
Dr. Emma Vanheems