Allergy-stricken readers will be relieved to learn there is an alternative to antihistamine medications, with their unpleasant side effects, in the form of a hayfever-fighting product based on acupressure points.
The Qu-Chi acupressure band, developed by acupuncturist Andrew Broch, works by applying pressure to the Qu-Chi point, also known as Large Intestine 11 (Li-11), on the arm.
A recent trial, which led to the band’s certification as a Class 1 medical device in the U.K., has found it is fast acting, does not cause drowsiness, is suitable for people of all ages and can be worn at night.
It can also be used all year to aid the treatment of non-hayfever allergic rhinitis.
Broch says he is thrilled to be able to offer a side effects-free solution to the problems affecting millions of hayfever and allergic rhinitis sufferers every year, and which include sneezing, coughing, watery eyes and running nose.
Allergy patients looking for natural relief methods may also consider using herbal supplements such as those containing quercetin.
A plant-derived bioflavonoid, quercetin helps stabilize mast cells and prevents them from releasing histamine, according to MotherEarthNews.com.