Hay Fever/ Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

Patient: Mark
Age: 35

Occupation: Engineer

Health history:

Hay Fever
Anti-histamines, antibiotics, steroid nasal sprays, nothing is responding


March-August lasts all day long
• Itchy eyes
• Constant runny nose
• Sneezing half an hour in the morning continuously
• Red, blood shot eyes

• Generally feeling agitated.


Mark’s symptoms are very common, Hay Fever / Seasonal allergic rhinitis affects around 10-40% of the population worldwide, and can have a substantial health and economic impact on the community.

In general, acupuncture is believed to stimulate the nervous system and cause the release of neuro chemical messenger molecules. The resulting biochemical changes influence the body’s homeostatic mechanisms, thus promoting physical and emotional well-being. Stimulation of certain acupuncture points has been shown to affect areas of the brain that are known to reduce sensitivity to pain and stress (Hui 2010)

There are two objectives in treating hay fever. First would be to clear any of the “acute” symptoms; and second would be to treat the underlying Kidney Deficiency/ in another word, boost the low immune system. Typical acute symptoms of hay fever would be dry, itching, bloodshot, and watery eyes; itching at the back of the throat; sinuses blocked, with a sensation of pressure, and possibly an accompanying headache.

There are a range of acupuncture points that are extremely effective at clearing all these symptoms. In fact, with most patients, the symptoms will usually clear during the session.

After the most of the symptoms are cleared, strengthening the immune system is vital, to prevent the future attack or any other illnesses! Treatment length is between 6-12 weeks with weekly or twice a month visit.