Hayfever & Allergy Tips

Well, we are right in the thick of it now…Spring has truly sprung.  As if it’s not bad enough for hay fever sufferers with having all the pollen in the air, we have to contend with gail force winds too, just to make sure if you were trying to avoid the season it will find you. And if you’re a gardener like me, the blossoms only lasted a week in Lilydale. So sad.

This month I have some very effective tips to help relieve some of the symptoms that come with hay fever; the dreaded sneezing and runny nose.  These tips can also help with sinusitis and common cold as well.

We will be working with the ears!  Yes, there are many reflex points on the ears. In fact, the Chinese have found 200 of them.  It is like a mini body.  I find working on the ears very effective for all upper body related issues, as it is so close to the source of the discomfort.  These techniques I use are called Auriculotherapy. 

Getting to know your ear – Below is a picture with the zones to work.

We will be working the tragus.  Apply pressure to the inside of the tragus towards the top. This is the inner nose point. Use the corner of your fingernail and work the point for a couple of minutes or until you notice mucus clearing or you’ve stopped sneezing.  It will feel tender and that can increase while you work the point. That’s ok. You know you have the right spot then!  

If it is allergy related, then working on the upper helix point under the rim. This is the allergy point. Work this with your thumb, like you’re squeezing the point for a couple of minutes. These points can be worked as often as you can to relieve your hay fever. 

I hope you can get some relief of these symptoms. There are many other reflex points that can help and also build up the immune system. A full treatment can make you feel light on your feet and lighter in your head…especially for this season! Put a spring back in your step!

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