Did you know that Acupuncture is a proven effective treatment for those that suffer from seasonal allergies? Here's how it works to get your relief and help ease symptoms in the future.
Acupuncture needles placed on specific points will ease or quiet down the inflammatory immune responses within the body and help to boost immunity, or the "defense" against these anti-body inducing triggers.
What you feel is reduction in severity of symptoms. Needles may also be inserted in the face to stimulate the sinuses and promote opening of any blogged or swollen areas.
Long term benefits:
Pollen is the root cause or trigger of the allergy response & your immune system, but the way it's felt is all thanks to how your immune system responds to the trigger.
Acupuncture works to treat the immune response or cause, where over the counter medications only treat the Symptoms.
Acupuncture treatment stimulates the brain to build new pathways it can signal to during an allergic immune response. You might call this "retraining" your body to react in a less inflammatory , sniffly, and uncomfortable way.
Our brains and bodies are extremely efficient at building defences to protect us from the dangers around us. Sometimes too efficient, which overwhelms the body and produces symptoms like ""hay-fever" and sometimes these "dangers" are really just something as harmless as pollen.
THINGS YOU CAN DO AT HOME:
- Supplement with Astragalus: Astragalus is one of Chinese Medicines Lung qi tonics. In other words, it helps to strengthen the lungs and your immune system in a way that decreases symptom severity and frequency. Astragalus has been show to reduced symptoms of allergic rhinitis including runny nose, sneezing, and itching.
You can support your body's immune system and help regulate & balance these systems and allergic responses through acupuncture.