Spring into Summer

Allergy Season

Spring is well and truly underway – with the earlier sunrises, westerly winds and the commencement of warmer weather, not only is it easier to o get out of bed to exercise, the allergy season is here too.

A few health issues that come with the season of Spring that I typically see in clinic include, hay fever, coughs & colds & then there are even the nasty bugs with vomiting and diarrhoea.

On the topic of Allergic Rhinitis – treatment administered by Acupuncture appears to have anti-histamine effects & down regulates pro-inflammatory cytokines (McDonald et.al)

From a systematic review of the effects of Acupuncture, (12 studies up to 2008 involving 1076 patients) concluded that acupuncture and moxibustion were safe and effective to treat allergic rhinitis and may have some advantages over routine medication (1). [44]

So there is no need to suffer during this change of season – call your Acupuncturist today.

Reference – (1) http://www98.griffith.edu.au/dspace/bitstream/handle/10072/55542/87020_1.pdf;jsessionid=B46A33675CC776E9BE185831A9828270?sequence=1

Author: eminencehealth

B. H. Sc - Acupuncture Grad. Dip. Ed. - Secondary Triathlon Development Coach Athletics Coach - Level 1 Personal Trainer - Cert. IV Fitness

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