Hay Fever and the Bowen Technique

While most people look forward to the longer days and better weather that the spring and summer months bring there are many that dread this time of year due to increasing pollen counts.

Around 15 million people in the UK suffer with hay fever which is caused by inflammation of the sinuses due to an allergic reaction to pollen. The immune system believes it has come into contact with a harmful agent and overreacts to increasing levels of pollen in the air by producing an antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE). This causes the cells in the linings of the nose and eyes to produce histamine. Histamine triggers the inflammatory response that so many hay fever sufferers are more than familiar with resulting in the symptoms that make their lives a misery.

With the hay fever season starting even earlier thanks to mild autumn weather which boosts the amount of pollen produced followed by cold snaps which trigger its release, more and more suffers are also enduring a longer period of suffering.

The move to a more natural and holistic approach to healthcare has not been lost on hay fever sufferers with many popular herbal remedies being available to treat symptoms alongside the more traditional anti-histamines, nasal sprays and eye drops.

The Bowen technique is a natural, drug-free, non-invasive therapy that can help treat hay fever without any unwanted secondary effects. Bowen can make a huge difference to the onset, duration and body's response to the antibodies that trigger hay fever. Rather than just treating the symptoms of hay fever Bowen asks the body to recognise these responses and make the changes it requires to stop the negative reaction. This benefit of Bowen is often discovered completely by accident. A client may visit because of an entirely different complaint such as a bad back or tennis elbow only to find their hay fever symptoms diminish or vanish completely following treatment.

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Please note The Bowen Technique is not a substitute for conventional medical advice or treatment.


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