Hay Fever or allergic rhinitis, is a chronic inflammation of the nose, throat and sinuses. It is induced by external irritants, usually pollens carried in the air.  Spring hay fever is related to tree pollen, summer to grass pollen and autumn to weed pollen. 

Non seasonal allergies are usually due to household irritants such as dust, animal hair, droppings of the house dust mite, mould, mildew, insect stings and bites.  People with pollen sensitivities have a hard time as it is difficult to avoid pollen because it is in the air that we breathe.  For more information see FAQ.  See article – Acupuncture helps clear Nasal Congestion.