Hay fever is also known as allergic rhinitis. It is an allergic reaction to allergens such as pollen, dust mites, moulds and animal hair.
• runny nose
• stuffy or blocked nose
• itchy eyes, nose and throat
• watery eyes
Other symptoms include postnasal drip, cough, irritability and fatigue.
Understand your hayfever
• Identify allergens and triggers
• Once allergen is confirmed, avoid triggers to reduce symptoms.
• Take appropriate medical treatments
How to avoid triggers?
If possible, avoid going outside on high pollen days. Wear sunglasses to reduce the amount of pollen that gets into eyes.
Check the pollen count: www.melbournepollen.com.au
Acupuncture for hayfever
Acupuncture is part of Chinese medicine, that dates back 2,500 years. The fundamental principles of Chinese medicine are to balance the body, and regulate qi (energy). In Chinese medicine, acupuncture has a long history of use for the management of hay fever.
Acupressure is similar to acupuncture but does not involve needles. It may be used as an alternative to acupuncture or on the ear, called "ear acupressure".
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