A Natural Approach to Reducing the Symptoms of Hay Fever

We have had a glorious week in the UK! Summer is finally starting to make an appearance but so are the dreaded sniffles and itchy eyes! Hay Fever is among the most common allergies with 15 million Britons currently suffering, expected to double to 32 million by 2030.

Hay Fever BTPA

This is according to a report by Professor Jean Emberlin, of Allergy UK and Pollen UK, who claims that the mild winter, followed by a cold spell means that ‘pollen counts are likely to be two or three times higher than last year in many areas including cities, where air pollution causes more potent reactions to pollen’.

She said: “As the urban population rises over the next 20 years, we can expect to see the number of Hay Fever sufferers double if not more.”

Allergy UK are raising awareness of Hay Fever and other allergies this week by hosting a range of activities for Allergy Awareness Week (click here to find out more).

The summer-spoiling symptoms of Hay Fever are caused by inflammation of the sinuses due to an allergic reaction to pollen.

Your immune system thinks it has come into contact with a harmful agent, meaning it overreacts and produces immunoglobulins which release the chemicals that irritate your nose, throat and eyes.

Hay Fever BTPA

There are many drugs, antihistamines and nasal sprays on the market claiming to help Hay Fever sufferers, however many can result in side effects like drowsiness.

More organic and less medicinal methods of treating Hay Fever are becoming popular with herbal remedies on the market to combat the negative side effects often related to many antihistamines and nasal sprays.

The Bowen Technique is a natural, drug-free, non-invasive, complementary therapy that can also help treat the seasonal disorder without the unwanted secondary effects.

Rather than ‘making’ the body change, Bowen ‘asks’ the body to recognise the ailment and make the changes it requires.

Bowen on lady

During the 30-60 minute treatment, the Bowen practitioner makes small, rolling movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue at precise points on the body, using only the amount of pressure appropriate for that individual.

Between each set of moves, the body is allowed to rest for a few minutes, to allow it to absorb the information it has received and initiate the healing process.

The movements encourage lymphatic drainage which helps with the breathing and sensory difficulties associated with Hay Fever.

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For more information on Bowen Therapy and the BTPA visit the website here. 

To find a BTPA certified Bowen therapist near you, click here. 

Relieving Your Pet From Summertime Sniffles

Hay fever is that dreaded side effect of the summer in the UK! More than 10 million people suffer from hay fever within the UK alone. Hay fever is simply an allergic reaction to pollen and can be rife between the months of March and August; however the symptoms can start from as early as January and last until November.

It’s not only us humans that suffer from hay fever though! Pets are also unfortunate enough to suffer from hay fever, particularly dogs and horses. It can be difficult to determine whether your pet is suffering from hay fever as the symptoms differ from the symptoms humans usually experience.

Bowen on dog

Signs your dog might be suffering from hay fever:

  • Weeping or inflamed/ red eyes
  • Licking their paws more than usual
  • Unusual amounts of scratching or biting when they are grooming themselves
  • The tendency to shake their head or rub their head against furniture

Signs your horse might be suffering with hay fever:

  • Flu like symptoms; however minimal sinus and nasal effects on the horse. Often seen as recurrent chest cold that the horse never recovers from.
  • Coughing excessively
  • Eye discharge
  • Intolerant to exercise or lacking in energy

Bowen Therapy is a non invasive drug free remedy which can help to treat the horrid symptoms of hay fever on humans and animals alike. The Bowen technique used within the treatment involves the Bowen trained practitioner using a gentle finger, thumb rolling movement across the body. The Bowen Therapy sessions last between 30 – 60 minutes and require a break of 5- 10 days between each session. Generally treatments only require around 1 -3 sessions however, depending on the strength of the allergy, the treatment may require longer.   

When used to treat hay fever, the Bowen technique stimulates lymphatic drainage system encourages the body to move the lymph fluids away from the areas irritated by the symptoms of hay fever, largely the respiratory system. This treatment results in the body returning to its physiological equilibrium and the source of irritation should relieve itself naturally, allowing the animal to return to comfortable and stable condition. 

Bowen on horse

The Bowen technique has regularly been used on horses and dogs to successfully treat ailments and injuries for a vast number of years. In fact, Tom Bowen, the founder of the Bowen technique treated animals in the early days of developing Bowen Therapy!

There are a number of Bowen trained practitioners that can treat animals across the UK.  For Bowen Therapy specific for treating dogs click here to view a list of canine Bowen Therapy practitioners across the UK. For Bowen Therapy specific for treating horses click here to view a list of equine Bowen Therapy practitioners across the UK.  

How Bowen could blow out your spring sniffles

How Bowen could blow out your spring sniffles

 

It’s the start of Allergy Awareness Week, and it looks like it’s arrived just in time as we approach the start of the dreaded hay-fever season.

 

The summer-spoiling symptoms of hay fever are caused by inflammation of the sinuses due to an allergic reaction to pollen.

 

Your immune system thinks it has come into contact with a harmful agent, meaning it overreacts and produces immunoglobulins which release the chemicals that irritate your nose, throat and eyes.

 

Lady sneezing in a field

 

A-listers Hugh Grant, Kate Winslet, Orlando Bloom and Scarlett Johansen all suffer with the dreaded seasonal disorder, but the symptoms can result in a less than A-list look.

 

It was recently reported that acupuncture, combined with antihistamine medicine, has seen some results in making small improvements to hay fever symptoms.

 

However, if you’re not a fan of needles or some of the negative side effects often related to many antihistamines and nasal sprays, why not try another alternative…

 

The Bowen Technique is a natural, drug-free, non-invasive, complementary therapy that can also help treat the seasonal disorder without the unwanted secondary effects.

 

Rather than ‘making’ the body change, Bowen ‘asks’ the body to recognise the ailment and make the changes it requires.

 

During the 30-60 minute treatment, the Bowen practitioner makes small, rolling movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue at precise points on the body, using only the amount of pressure appropriate for that individual.

 

No hard-tissue manipulation or force is needed or used.

 

Bowen Therapy Back Treatment

 

 

Between each set of moves, the body is allowed to rest for a few minutes, to allow it to absorb the information it has received and initiate the healing process.

 

The massage acts as lymphatic drainage which helps with the breathing and sensory difficulties associated with hay fever.

 

One client that used Bowen for hay fever said: “Since starting my Bowen sessions I have a general feeling of well-being, I feel calmer and more relaxed.

“As regards to specific problems I no longer have hay fever and therefore no need for use of antihistamines.

 

“By keeping on regular sessions I feel that I am maintaining my general health, both physically and psychologically.”

 

If you suffer from hay fever and are interested in Bowen Therapy, find a qualified Bowen practitioner near to you by visiting the website or call 0844 561 7173

Hay fever is on the rise and set to increase further

What do Hugh Grant, Kate Winslet, Orlando Bloom and Scarlett Johansen have in common besides their A-list movie star status? They all suffer with the dreaded, seasonal disorder hay-fever.

 
The summer-spoiling symptoms of hay fever are caused by inflammation of the sinuses due to an allergic reaction to pollen.

Your immune system thinks it has come into contact with a harmful agent, meaning it overreacts and produces immunoglobulins which release the chemicals that irritate your nose, throat and eyes.

Hay fever in the body

Even Olympic gold-medal winner Denise Lewis can’t beat the effects of hay fever.

And the amount of UK sufferers losing in the hay fever race is set to double within the next 20 years.

The 15 million Britons currently suffering with hay fever is estimated to double to 32 million by 2030, as more people move to cities.

This is according to a report by Professor Jean Emberlin, of Allergy UK and Pollen UK, who claims that the mild winter, followed by a cold spell means that ‘pollen counts are likely to be two or three times higher than last year in many areas including cities, where air pollution causes more potent reactions to pollen’.

She said: “As the urban population rises over the next 20 years, we can expect to see the number of hay fever sufferers double if not more.”

London and Birmingham will see the biggest rises in sufferers with 45 per cent of the cities’ population affected, up from the current 25 per cent, according to the report.
More organic and less medicinal methods of treating hay fever are becoming popular with herbal remedies on the market to combat the negative side effects often related to many antihistamines and nasal sprays.

The Bowen Technique is a natural, drug-free, non-invasive, complementary therapy that can also help treat the seasonal disorder without the unwanted secondary effects.

Rather than ‘making’ the body change, Bowen ‘asks’ the body to recognise the ailment and make the changes it requires.

During the 30-60 minute treatment, the Bowen practitioner makes small, rolling movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue at precise points on the body, using only the amount of pressure appropriate for that individual.

No hard-tissue manipulation or force is needed or used.

Between each set of moves, the body is allowed to rest for a few minutes, to allow it to absorb the information it has received and initiate the healing process.

The massage acts as lymphatic drainage which helps with the breathing and sensory difficulties associated with hay fever.

If you suffer from hay fever and are interested in Bowen Therapy, find a qualified Bowen practitioner near to you by visiting http://www.bowen-therapy.co/Bowen/btpa-find-therapist.asp or call 0844 561 7173

Take control of hay fever this year, the natural way…

It’s that time of the year again; as well as longer, brighter days around 15 million people in the UK will be dealing with dreaded hay fever.

The higher pollen counts in the Spring/Summer season brings about symptoms of hay fever such as: frequent sneezing, runny or blocked nose, itchy, red or watery eyes (also known as allergic conjunctivitis), an itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears. Less common symptoms include: the loss of sense of smell, facial pain (caused by blocked sinuses), sweats and headaches. Many of these symptoms can interfere with an individual’s sleep and daily activities at school or at work.

There are many drugs, antihistamines and nasal sprays on the market claiming to help hay fever sufferers, however many can result in side effects like drowsiness. The Bowen Technique on the other hand is a natural, drug-free non-invasive, complementary therapy that can also help treat this seasonal disorder, but without the side effects.

The Bowen technique prides itself on being able to trigger the body’s own healing systems. Rather than ‘making’ the body change, Bowen ‘asks’ the body to recognise the ailment and make the changes it requires. With primarily fingers and thumbs, the Bowen practitioner makes small, rolling movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue at precise points on the body, using only the amount of pressure appropriate for that individual. No hard-tissue manipulation or force is needed or used. Between each set of moves, the body is allowed to rest for a few minutes, to allow it to absorb the information it has received and initiate the healing process.

Bowen practitioner Carole Hough has been treating her client since last year who says, “Since starting my Bowen sessions I have a general feeling of well-being, I feel calmer and more relaxed. As regards to specific problems I no longer have hay fever and therefore no need for use of antihistamines.”


If you suffer from hay fever and are interested in Bowen Therapy, find a qualified Bowen practitioner near you by visiting http://www.bowen-therapy.co/Bowen/btpa-find-therapist.asp or call 0844 561 7173