Acupuncture Can Treat Allergies

It is estimated that currently over 50 million Americans suffer from various types of allergies. That is nearly 1 in 6! Hayfever, also known as allergic rhinitis is the most common - nearly 17% of the U.S. population.

Allergies are basically an immune system response to allergens such as dust, mold, insects and their feces, animal dander, pollens, perfumes, smoke, and more. The body reacts to these allergens as if it were a pathogen and the result is a cascade of symptoms. Ever notice how similar those allergy symptoms can feel to early cold symptoms?

The western medicine method of treating this is to simply give decongestants. In other words, mask the symptoms. There are very few treatments other than long term shots.

Chinese medicine, one of the oldest continuous methods of medicine in the world has a very effective treatment strategy for managing allergies. An acupuncturist will look at your body and see which parts of its system are out of balance. Next the causes of this imbalance will be discerned. The cure is easy to see from there, the acupuncturist will design a treatment strategy which includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, and other lifestyle changes to put the body back into balance.

If you are suffering from allergies and would like to try to get rid of them feel free to contact us for a free consultation to see if we can help you.