Did you know?
Seasonal acupuncture treatments as little as four times a year can help tonify the inner organ systems and can correct minor annoyances before they become serious problems.
Seasonal allergies are caused by the body’s hypersensitivity to various substances in the environment. Symptoms primarily involve the membrane lining your nose, causing allergic *rhinitis, or the membrane lining your eyelids and covering the whites of your eyes, causing allergic conjunctivitis.
While there are many Western medications to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies, these treatments may cause unwanted side effects, such as; drowsiness and immune system suppression as well as an over-reliance on medications. These side effects have encouraged many people to search for alternative approaches like acupuncture and Chinese medicine to manage their allergies.
When treating patients with acupuncture, underlying imbalances within the body are addressed. 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 a modification to your diet, the use of herbal formulas which are specifically chosen, and acupuncture.
If you experience seasonal allergies, now is the time to schedule an appointment!
*Rhinitis-inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose, caused by a virus infection (e.g., the common cold) or by an allergic reaction (e.g., hay fever).
*Conjuctivitis-inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye.