Spring to Autumn is the Hay Fever Season

What is hay fever?

Hay fever is an allergy caused by pollen grains released during the pollen season. It’s all about the seasons and the weather! Surprisingly the pollen season can run from February to November.

A single pollen particle can have varying amounts of allergy-causing agents on it. Pollen is like minute microscopic powder grains that float in the atmosphere.

If inhaled, pollen can cause irritation and inflammation. It triggers the antibody immunoglobulin E, which creates mucus and leads to symptoms such as congestion and sneezing.

Qigong for Grass Pollen
Summer Grasses

The Spring to Autumn Season

Pollen comes from trees, grasses, weeds and flowers. At least 10 million people in the UK suffer from pollen allergies.

Tree pollen affects around 22% of people. It is estimated that about 95% of hay fever sufferers are allergic to grass pollen.

Spring to Autumn periods of constant rain and sunshine can prolong the hay fever season. In longer dry seasons, the hay fever period is shorter. Less rainfall in the season means less grass, more rain means more grass, which leads to more pollen.

Temperature can release grass pollen at temperatures between 18 – 28 °C. Added with a breeze, this is most likely to be uncomfortable. Tree pollen molecules release at about 13 – 15 °C, a lower temperature before grass pollen activation. Tree pollen is most active during the late winter and early spring. If you experience symptoms at these times, you most likely have a tree pollen allergy.

What are the Symptoms of Hay Fever*

◉ Sneezing
◉ Runny Watery Nose
◉ Blocked Nose
◉ Loss of Smell
◉ Itch Mouth
◉ Itching Throat
◉ Throat Dry

◉ Itchy Eyes
◉ Sensations of Eye Grit
◉ Redding of the Eye Lids
◉ Eyes Puffing & Swelling
◉ Headaches
◉ Hives
◉ Burning Sensations

Lifting the Sky - Pattern 01
Lifting the Sky

◉ Sneezing
◉ Runny Watery Nose
◉ Blocked Nose
◉ Loss of Smell
◉ Itch Mouth
◉ Itching Throat
◉ Throat Dry

◉ Itchy Eyes
◉ Sensations of Eye Grit
◉ Redding of the Eye Lids
◉ Eyes Puffing & Swelling
◉ Headaches
◉ Hives
◉ Burning Sensations

Lifting the Sky - Pattern 01
Flower Pollen

◉  If you have asthma, you may experience enhanced symptoms of a tight chest, shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing.

Qigong for hay fever

With the correct instruction and with diligent practice, the practitioner can easily overcome Hay fever.

Practising qigong at a high level means to practice it holistically. The student must apply specific skills to the techniques to make beneficial progress to boost the immune system, clear any blocks and attain yin yang harmony in the bodies systems.

To achieve the best results, we aim for self-manifested chi movement. By practising genuine qigong, you will manifest energy to harmonise your body holistically. That is what we call, Self-manifested chi movement.

Two particular patterns of the 18 Lohan Hands’ that are useful for Hay fever are, Lifting the Sky and Green Dragon parts water, also known as Separating Water.

In my free eBook, I have listed the 18 Lohan Hands. I have also added a list of the most basic health benefits for each pattern.

Qigong for Tree Pollen
Summer Tree Pollen

Some other useful pointers about pollen

◉ According to the International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, high pollen levels can affect anxiety levels in people with recurrent mood disorders, such as bipolar.

◉ Pets can get hay fever. Homeopaths have been successful in treating animals with hay fever or allergies.

◉ Alcohol contains histamine and worsens the effects of pollen allergies.

◉ Cities tend to have lower pollen counts than the countryside.

Final Note from Sifu James

I hope you have learned something more about Shaolin Cosmos Qigong and what it has to offer. If you have any questions please contact me and I will be happy to answer as best as I can.

In the meantime make the most of the information on this website.

Sifu James
Appointed Shaolin Wahnam Instructor
+44 (0) 7896 533 193
Sifujames@shaolinwahnam.London

Note and Disclaimer

Please note, you must seek advice from a qualified Instructor when practising Qigong to get the high-level benefits of these arts.