Acupuncture for Hay fever

Why consider acupuncture for hay fever?

  • Effective

    Acupuncture is  highly effective treatment for allergic rhinitis. Don’t just take our word for it. See the World Health Organisation report below.

  • Safe

    Acupuncture treatment for hay fever is safe. It will cause no nasty side-effects.

  • Natural

    Acupuncture  does not interfere with your body’s natural balance, instead it helps to restore it.

  • Reduces or eliminates need of antihistamines

    In a study conducted by researchers from Germany, approximately 38% of patients receiving acupuncture did not have to use any antihistamine compared to only 16% who tried rescue medication (placebo).

Hay fever

“acupuncture is more effective than antihistamine drugs in the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Acupuncture’s lack of side-effects is a distinct advantage in treating this condition…”

World Health Organisation

“There are high-quality randomised controlled trials that demonstrate efficacy and effectiveness for acupuncture in the treatment of both seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis.”

Malcolm Taw, Associate Clinical Professor at University of California

You can find the reference here.

How Acupuncture works

Acupuncture alters the secretion of neurotransmitters and neurohormones. It regulates the blood flow and restores the body’s natural antihistamine production, as well as modulates mucosal immune response in the upper airway.

How we treat hay fever and sinusitis with Acupuncture

Through years of practice, we found that hay fever and sinusitis respond the best when we combine acupuncture with low-intensity infra-red impulse laser. Gentle rays of laser penetrate through the tissues and stimulate the acupuncture points as well as the nasal lining directly, leading to a more immediate response.

You won’t find treatment for hay fever and sinusitis that is so gentle yet so effective. And you won’t find a treatment that is less invasive and yet the stimulation targets the affected tissues.

You can listen to interview Dr John McDonald PhD about his research on symptoms of persistent allergic rhinitis and acupuncture.