Acupuncture for Hay Fever in London
Those of us who prefer our lives to be sun kissed by the long days of summer would do well to spare a thought for those who know the approach of warmer weather means the onslaught of another period of hay fever.
But acupuncture for hay fever gives every sufferer hope that this time they will be able to face pollen-rich air without the misery that comes from itchy, puffy eyes, constant sneezing and endlessly streaming eyes.
On its own, hay fever is hardly a serious condition, but it affects about 20 per cent of the population at some time in their lives and, at its worst, it can drive even the most outdoorsy people to seal themselves in the house with the doors and windows shut.
Acupuncture can be effective in the treatment of hay fever and its symptoms because it treats the individual as a whole, rather than the symptoms a patient might be presenting. This holistic approach is a fundamental principle of all ancient Chinese medicine.
At its simplest, hay fever is the result of pollen (and sometimes dust) inflaming the mucous membranes of the eyes and nose.
Most people with hay fever develop symptoms that are like those of a heavy cold, but the condition – or Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis, to give it its scientific name – can have more extreme symptoms, too.
At its worst, hay fever can also cause hoarseness, itching in the throat and headaches. So, it comes as no surprise to discover that irritability and insomnia can also be symptoms experienced by someone who suffers with the condition!
Hay fever can affect people at any age. Unlike childhood conditions such as eczema, which people generally outgrow, hay fever doesn’t always strike in childhood. It’s a mildly debilitating and always unpleasant condition that can suddenly appear whether you’re 5 or 50.
The beauty of acupuncture as a complementary therapy is that age is no barrier to its effectiveness.
As with most conditions we treat with acupuncture, the root cause of the issue is not often to be found in the parts of the body worst affected by hay fever – so when we perform the treatment, we don’t just concentrate on the nose and eyes.
In fact, the underlying cause of pollen, dust and some other allergies can often be attributed to imbalances in the kidneys – and so our treatments use state of the art technology combined with traditional ancient medicinal practices to identify and then treat the source of the problem rather than the just the symptoms.
We’ve successfully treated a number of people desperate to be rid of the curse of hay fever. If you’d like to say goodbye to itchy eyes, a runny nose and sneezing and face the summer without a sense of dread, why not come and talk to us to see how our London acupuncture clinic can help you enjoy life while the sun shines.
Archna Patel is a truly talented and professional acupuncturist. She has treated me successfully for physical issues (foot and back injuries), and also deeper emotional issues (stress, anxiety). The Acupuncturists clinic location near Green Park is super convenient and easy to find. I can’t recommend Archna highly enough and only wish I could give her more than 5 stars.
I came to Archna with severe pain in my right arm due to golfer’s elbow, which was having a great effect on my ability to play tennis. From one session, Archna was able to both identify the cause of the issue and provid an effective treatment. Within days I was able to play again without any pain and have not had any recurrences! This being my first acupuncture session, I had some trepidation. But Archna’s calm manner and expertise put me immediately at ease. I cannot recommend her highly enough!d
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“I have really enjoyed my experience going to Archna I was hesitant at first having never tried accupuncture before but have found it to be a very effective compliment to other treatments. Archna has treated my for stress, lower back pain and allergies. I was surprised how effective acupuncture can be and what a wonderful practioner Archna is. The location is very convienent I can go right after work.”
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“I went to Archna initially with a very painful bursitis which couldn’t be treated with physiotherapy apart from steroid injections. She managed to treat my shoulder in a few sessions and I started to feel so much better. What I love about Archna is that she is very professional and she explains exactly what she is doing. She has an amazingly calm energy which helps you relax into the treatment and the session. I am a regular client now as she has helped me with many other issues from digestive issues to tension and even emotional imbalance. I look forward to my sessions as I leave feeling so relaxed and very light which are a result of the acupuncture but also Archna’s magical touch and energy.”
“My experience at the Acupuncturists was wonderful, every time since I have started seeing Archna over two years ago. She is a fantastic practitioner, really knowledgeable and very focused on providing the best treatment possible. She is very professional and knows how to adjust each treatment so that when you leave you feel much better then when you arrived. She has helped me with stress, back pain, shoulder tension, digestive issues and common cold relief. I would highly recommend Archna to anyone looking to receive treatment.”
“Archna is the most professional, knowledgeable and caring acupuncturist I have seen so far. I will get treated by no one else in the future. Archna not only has over 20 years of acupuncture experience, but in addition she is the only practitioner in her field who I have met, who takes a holistic and much more thorough approach for treating her patients. Archna is efficient, to the point, and extremely skilled. I have recommended Archna to several friends, who are all as happy as I am. I cannot recommend Archna enough and wish I had found her earlier! Thank you Archna!”