Approximately 15 million people in the UK suffer from hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis). Hay fever is a condition in which the immune system mistakenly identifies pollen as a toxin and attacks it. The immune system releases histamine into the body to block 'a harmful invader'. This leads to inflammation of nose and eyes, itchiness, sneezing and many others unpleasant symptoms. Conventional treatment prescribes strong antihistamines that offer only temporary relief . But there are other effective options that can be used as a cure . Homeopathy and acupuncture have been used for a treatment of allergies for centuries. Not only these methods give significant relief, but they also eliminate the disease all together. Ideally, the treatment should take place about three weeks before the hay fever symptoms reach their peak. If the symptoms have reached that stage, the treatment will ease swelling, itchiness and sneezing. It will make your life more comfortable during even most severe attacks. The complete cure requires a treatment process of over 2-3 years. It means that before your hay fever occurs, you will need to activate your immune system. Homeopathy and acupuncture would work well to give you the necessary resistance. A few sessions of acupuncture will be required during your hay fever attacks. Your doctor will be able to work out your individual treatment plan. More information about hay fever is available on our Facebook Page blog.