Seasonal Allergies with Acupuncture
Relieve Your Seasonal Allergies with Acupuncture
has been used to treat seasonal allergies for centuries with great
success. According to traditional medicine, treatment is directed toward
clearing the nasal passages, supporting the immune system and
strengthening the systems of the body to prevent allergic reactions from
What Are Seasonal Allergies?
hay fever or allergic rhinitis, a seasonal allergy is an allergic
reaction to a trigger that is typically only present for part of the
year, such as spring or fall. Pollens that are spread by the wind are
usually the main cause of seasonal allergies. People who are allergic to
pollens are also often sensitive to dust mites, animal dander, and
Spring is traditionally the main season when allergies
blossom because of new growth on trees and weeds. Fall, which ushers in a
whole different set of blooming plants, as well as leaf mold, is a
close second. Airborne mold spores can be found almost year round, along
with other common allergens such as dust, dust mites, and animal
About 26 million Americans endure chronic seasonal
allergies, while the number of people with milder symptoms may be as
high as 40 million, according to the National Center for Health
Seasonal allergies are caused by the body's
hypersensitivity to substances in the environment. Symptoms primarily
involve the membrane lining the nose, causing allergic rhinitis, or the
membrane lining the eyelids and covering the whites of the eyes, causing
While there are many Western
medications to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies, these
treatments can cause unwanted side effects, such as drowsiness and
immune system suppression as well as an over-reliance on medications.
These side effects have motivated many people to search for alternative
approaches like acupuncture and Oriental medicine to manage their
How Acupuncture Treatments Provide Relief from Allergies
to Oriental Medicine, allergic rhinitis is related to Wind and a
deficiency of the Protective Wei Qi. Wei Qi is the Qi, or energy, that
flows at the surface of the body as a protective sheath and is
responsible for resistance to colds and other respiratory infections.
People with a deficiency of Wei Qi catch colds easily and are more
susceptible to allergens.
When treating with acupuncture,
underlying imbalances within the body are addressed and a treatment plan
is developed to relieve the acute symptoms of allergic rhinitis while
also treating the root problems that are contributing to the body's
reaction to allergens. Treatments often include dietary modification,
the use of specifically chosen herbal formulas, and acupuncture.
For severe condition of individual patient, Dr. Hu will also prescribe few Chinese Herbs formula either in the pill or granule form base on your current condition.
acupuncture treatments just four times a year also serve to tonify the
inner organ systems and can correct minor annoyances before they become
serious problems. If you experience seasonal allergies, now is the time
to schedule an appointment.
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