Alternatives For Allergies

Sunday, April 4th, 2010 No Commented
Categorized Under: Allergies

Spring has sprung. The birds are chirping, the flowers growing, and the gentle “achoo” of allergy season is here. If you are a seasonal, chronic or environmental allergy sufferer, acupuncture and Chinese herbs might be the key you are missing to resolve or lessen your symptoms. Allergies arise from a misplaced immunity. Acupuncture naturally boosts your immunity. If you are sick of the amount of money you are spending on over-the-counter medication, acupuncture looks at the root of the problem as well as the symptoms that can arise. Many dislike OTC drugs simply due to side effects such as drowsiness or ineffectiveness.

When you visit your acupuncturist let them know when your allergies began. Did the allergies start when you were young? Did they start after a few stressful years in college? or perhaps after some other combination of life changes? Other useful information is finding out if you get frequent colds and flus or if you have related conditions such as asthma, wheezing, etc.? Additionally, seemingly unrelated information (which is very related) such as stress levels, quality of sleep, and dietary issues that might contribute to allergies – and your Oriental Medicine practitioner will most likely ask.

Consider trying acupuncture for allergies several months before the season hits you. This will help build up your immune system. Your practitioner may also recommend Chinese herbs. If you are a year-round sufferer, you can begin treatment at any time. If you didn’t get a chance to prepare your immune system, acupuncture is great to relieve nasal congestion, itchy eyes, and other allergy symptoms. You’ll be amazed that if you come in with a stuffy nose, you’ll walk out being able to smell the flowers.

Best of all you will be able to enjoy the season and breathe a little easier.