Common hay fever symptoms include:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Itchy throat
  • Watery eyes

About 1 in 5 Australians experience hay fever with some experiencing symptoms now and again; while others suffer persistent and severe symptoms which can disrupt sleep, concentration and daily life.

What causes hay fever?

Hay fever is caused by allergens. Symptoms are triggered when pollen grains get trapped in the lining of the nose or eye and release their allergens, causing irritation and an increased production of mucus or tears. Spring is the peak hay fever season as allergens from the windborne pollen of plants abound.

How to reduce or manage hay fever symptoms

It is important to manage your hay fever to prevent it from possibly developing into something more chronic like asthma and sinusitis.

Here are some suggestions to help you manage symptoms:

  • Book regular Bowen Therapy sessions to help clear congested glands and watery eyes
  • On windy days in spring, stay indoors as much as possible and avoid going out during or just after thunderstorms.
  • Rinse your eyes regularly with cold water to flush away pollen.
  • Monitor the daily pollen count and forecast, so you know if it’s a high pollen day.
  • When pollen counts are higher, have your chosen treatment at hand. Talk to your pharmacist about over-the-counter therapies.
  • A salt water nasal spray or douche can also help flush out pollens.

Bowen Therapy

This technique is an excellent therapy to help you reduce and manage your hay fever symptoms. It stimulates your body’s own innate healing mechanism. Sessions to target the symptoms are aimed at improving your breathing and clearing mucus trapped in your nasal passages as well as helping the eyes to become clearer and settle your throat.

To book a Bowen Therapy treatment https://www.bordernaturaltherapies.com.au/services/bowen-therapy/

For more information about Hay Fever https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/hay-fever

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