How to Treat Hay Fever with Acupressure?
Hay fever is known as seasonal allergies or allergic rhinitis, and feels like a bad cold. Those afflicted may show symptoms like runny nose, nasal congestion, frequent sneezes and pressure in the sinus. Acupuncture, is the drug free alternative for allergy relief. And has been shown to be effective, even for people with allergies that are difficult to cure.
You cannot cure allergies like hay fever with acupressure because the underlying cause, an allergen, will always exist. However, you can treat hay fever symptoms with acupressure to relieve the worst problems.
Acupressure is a totally drug free natural therapy which does not bring the drowsiness or other side effects, associated with many conventional treatments. You can also use acupressure safely in conjunction with other treatments without any adverse effect.
Acupressure points to treat hay fever:
Spleen 10 (SP-10): located in a tender region of the inner side of the thigh, approximately three finger widths above the upper and inner border/corner of the knee cap. It also helps prevent blood stagnation in lower abdominal region, healing and nourishing for skin. SP10 is a major point that affects the blood. Energetically, it is a sea of blood, meaning it has a profound influence on the blood. It is a point of intersection of the chong meridian, the extraordinary vessel which is also a reservoir of blood.
Spleen 6 (SP-6): located approximately three finger widths above the inner ankle bone, in a tender region of the lower calf muscle.
Large Intestine 4 (LI-4): located in the soft, fleshy web that sits between your thumb and forefinger. According to the theory of Acupressure, this important source point helps re-establish the energy balance of the meridian. Acupressure on LI 4 has been shown to help alleviate constipation and has also been beneficial for some in helping to relieve headaches.
Liver 3 (LR-3): located in the soft flesh that sits between your big and second toes, LR-3 is the equivalent of LI-4 on your foot. Liver 3 and Spleen 6 strengthen the blood. It helps address fatigue, headaches, insomnia related to “busy mind”, hangovers, eye issues (swelling, pain) and alleviates pain. It’s also helpful in energizing. Some people feel a “great surge” of energy move from their feet, up their legs and bodies; hence the name.
Acupressure helps us getting relief from hay fever by diminishing inflammation of passage and improving the immune system’s response to allergens. It is not a quick fix; it can take up to 10 sessions before you notice improvement.
Apply deep massage to the following acupressure points for a few minutes, two times a day:
Regarding Acupressure: in general, you should feel around for a tender spot in each of the regions described above. You should apply enough pressure to feel a mild, dull, achy pain. If you have varicose veins, do not massage any of your muscle groups without first consulting with your family doctor.
It is best to massage each point on both sides of your body.
You need to take extra care to get seasonal allergies under control, and for this purpose you might try these tips:
- Avoid all sources of MSG and artificial sweeteners; both are known to damage the cells that make up your nervous system.
- Take a high quality probiotic on a daily basis - this is the easiest step that you can take right away to improve immune system strength.
- Consider doing a juice fast to help remove stored toxins from your tissues, particularly from the insulating sheath that surrounds your nervous system.
- Ensure adequate vitamin D status. Vitamin D is essential for optimal nervous system and immune system health.