traditional Chinese healing- hay-fever by Alexia Velarde SLGGS
Hay-fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is a common allergic reaction that occurs when your immune system overreacts to allergens like pollen. This can cause a range of symptoms: sneezing, stuffy nose, itchy or watery eyes, itchy throat, headaches and congestion. According to the NHS inform, hay-fever affects up to 1 in 5 people at some point in their life, which is why it’s imperative to find reliable solutions to this pesky allergy.
Acupressure is based on the concept of life energy, or ‘chi’, which flows through points or ‘meridians’, in the body. Physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians, thereby relieving symptoms related to the nose and throat (hay-fever)
‘Qu Chi’ is an acupressure point that is located on the large intestine meridian. It is also known as LI11 or ‘Pool at the Crook’. This point is located at the outer end of the elbow crease and is used in traditional Chinese medicine.
It is believed that stimulating this point can help to reduce pain and inflammation throughout the body. This is because the point is located on the large intestine ‘meridian’ (or pressure point) which is associated with the digestive system. By stimulating this point, it is believed that you can help to remove toxins and waste (like pollen) from the body, which reduces inflammation. In addition, it is believed to help boost the immune system, improve digestion, improves sleep, and promote overall health and well being. It also reduces stress and anxiety!
This may sound complicated but stimulating this point to dispel hay-fever symptoms is actually very simple. ‘Qu Chis’ are accessible, comfortable, affordable and an easy-to-wear tool. They tackle the bothersome and also painful, symptoms in a natural way.