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Hay-fever? 5 ways that acupuncture could help you.

Updated: May 2, 2023

Spring has sprung here in Brighton and Hove, and it is glorious!

The down-side of this is that lots of us are currently sneezing and itchy. Hay-fever, (or seasonal allergic rhinitis) affects around 10-40% of the population worldwide. The condition can affect several organ systems, and cause many symptoms, including sneezing, nasal itching, nasal blockage, and watery nasal discharge.

Acupuncture may help to relieve pain and congestion in people with allergic rhinitis. Here's how:
  1. Regulating levels of IgE and cytokines, mediators of the allergic reaction to extrinsic allergens.

  2. Stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues, leading to the release of endorphins and other neurohumoral factors, changing the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord.

  3. Reducing inflammation, by promoting the release of vascular and immunomodulatory factors.

  4. Enhancing natural killer cell activities and modulating the number and ratio of immune cell types.

  5. Increasing local microcirculation. This helps the dispersal of swelling.

Do yourself a favour and Book a session: 07872-645683 07735-332420

Hove Acupuncture Hove Therapy Rooms Suite 16, 60 Lansdowne Pl, Hove BN3 1FG Brighton Acupuncture The Sun Clinic 1 The Foundry, St. George's Mews, Brighton BN1 4EU

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