Topic: Immunity

How To Reduce Hay Fever Severity

Treat hay fever allergy symptoms naturally

Hay fever. Grrrr, it’s sooo annoying.

 

What Causes Hay Fever?

Allergic reactions occur when the body’s immune system misidentifies a normally harmless substance as a threat to the body. An inflammatory reaction takes place in an attempt to eject this substance from the system, resulting in a variety of symptoms.

Common allergens (substances that produce allergic reactions) are foods, pollen, animal dander, mould, insect venom, drugs and dust mites.  

There are other insidious factors that can set you up to be much more reactive as your immune system is already on alert and trigger happy.

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Why I’m a Moxibustion Freak and I Think You Should Be Too

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Sometimes I feel so passionate about Moxa (Moxibustion) that I feel I could pop.

Why? Well:
1. I’m a major Chinese med geek
2. Because of the untapped potential of this amazing technique. It’s a true gem.

Moxibustion is:

  • cheap
  • easy to use for most people
  • portable.

Let’s put it into context.

What Is Moxibustion?

To start, what is it?

Moxibustion is the burning/smouldering of the herb known as Mugwort (botanically known as artemisa agyii, princeps or montanta) that has been dried, processed and aged so that it is a punk (soft downy fluff made from the hairs and oil of the leaves) or rolled into cigar-like sticks (this uses more fibrous parts of the plant).

Moxa is burnt on or near acu-points in the body.

 

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