Now might be a good time to ask your local acupuncturist about pre-season treatment for hayfever. A short course now may be helpful later in the year when the pollen starts up. A register of qualified practitioners can be found here- http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/component/baccsearch/form.html You can do a local Google search too. Always check how may hours training any practitioner has had. In general, Classical acupuncturists do 3,000 hours of learning, which includes 400 hours of supervised clinical training.