Allergies can be incredibly frustrating to deal with, especially if they are chronic or severe. Symptoms like sneezing, itchy eyes, and a runny nose can make it difficult to enjoy daily life. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments available to help manage allergy symptoms, including acupuncture. Acupuncture can be effectively used to alleviate allergies. For many it is a better option than sleep inducing benadryl.
According to Chinese medicine theory, acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes and restoring balance to the flow of energy, or qi, throughout the body. Western medicine has yet to fully understand how acupuncture works, but studies have shown that it can have a positive impact on a wide range of health conditions, including allergies.
Acupuncture helps with allergies by reducing inflammation and strengthening the immune system. It can also help to regulate the body’s response to allergens and reduce stress levels, which can exacerbate allergy symptoms. By stimulating specific acupuncture points, the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response can be activated, and histamine levels can be reduced. It’s important to note that acupuncture is not a one-time fix for allergies. It may take several sessions over a period of weeks or months to experience the full benefits of the treatment. Everyone’s body responds differently. There also also several chinese herbal formula options that can be incorporated into the treatment.
If you are interested in trying acupuncture for your allergies, it is important to find a licensed acupuncturist who is experienced in treating allergies. They can help to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and can monitor your progress over time. Additionally, it is always a good idea to talk to your doctor before starting any new treatments for your allergies.
If you are struggling with allergies and are looking for a natural, non-invasive way to manage your symptoms, acupuncture may be worth considering. Contact our office for an appointment with Dr. Mike. He is in the office Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.