For many people, spring means living with dreaded seasonal allergies. These allergies to pollen, grass and other environmental factors can cause a range of systems, including coughing and congestion. They can alter your quality of life and ability to enjoy the beautiful season and outdoor activities.
Acupuncture is a natural and safe treatment for allergies and is an excellent alternative to traditional recommendations involving shots and pills.
The Research Says It All
There have been numerous studies at prestigious medical institutes in Germany, Korea, and China, which have proven the effectiveness of acupuncture in relieving allergy symptoms. Patients receiving acupuncture versus placebo pills or antihistamine pills in these studies showed the most symptom improvement. Additionally, the World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as a valid means of treating allergies.
How Does Acupuncture Help?
Acupuncture can provide symptom relief in many ways, including:
- Nervous System Stimulation
Acupuncture helps stimulate the nervous system—this aids in ridding your body of toxins, including excess histamine. Reducing histamine eliminates or decreases allergic reaction symptoms.
- Reduces Discomfort
Acupuncture is a pain-free process that places needles into specific acupuncture points. In addition, this process can stimulate the release of endorphins. These endorphins will reduce pain and discomfort in all areas of the body, including those experiencing symptoms of an allergic reaction.
Stress takes a toll on the body. When the body is stressed, it can trigger the release of histamines, making allergic reactions more severe and challenging to recover effectively.
- Stimulates Restful Sleep
A natural side effect of the relaxation that occurs with acupuncture is the ability to get quality sleep and rest. When the body doesn’t have enough rest, it cannot heal and recover properly. Acupuncture can help your body to get the rest that is needed.
Acupuncture Treatment Plan
Working closely with your acupuncturist, you will develop a treatment plan. This plan will not only consist of the number of recommended treatments but also a review of your lifestyle. Through this thoughtful process, you can discover triggers for your allergies and possible changes that you can make to your lifestyle that can increase the effectiveness of your immune system.
Why Acupuncture is the Best Option
Acupuncture for allergies works by treating the issue of the reaction directly at its source. The natural allergic response is lessened or eliminated by increasing endorphins and neurotransmitters and lowering the toxins and histamines in your body.
Alternatives such as over-the-counter or prescription medicines and allergy shots all have numerous side effects and varying levels of effectiveness. On the other hand, acupuncture is natural and uses your body’s reaction to heal the symptoms. There are no side effects, and acupuncture relieves over 50% of symptoms associated with allergic reactions.
Are You Ready for Allergy Relief?
At Thumos Health Center, we would love to help make your Spring a happier time of year. If you are interested in acupuncture to treat your seasonal allergies, please call us at (323) 372-5150.
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