Allergy sufferers know how miserable seasonal symptoms can be. And springtime is right around the corner – along with tree pollen, lawn clippings, and more.
At their core, allergies are caused by the immune system’s overreaction to harmless substances – a la pollen or pet dander. New studies are showing that the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture, traditionally used to help relieve pain and reduce stress, may also be effective in relieving seasonal allergies.
Here are just four reasons to consider acupuncture for allergy relief:
- It’s all-natural: Unlike antihistamines and decongestants, acupuncture is a holistic treatment that does not rely on chemical substances like standard medications. OTC remedies can occasionally cause side effects, like drowsiness, dry mouth, and more. Instead, acupuncture taps into the body’s natural energy sources to heal and provide relief. Because acupuncture reduces inflammation and improves circulation without introducing your system to foreign substances, it is incredibly effective at relieving allergy symptoms.
- It boosts immunity: Allergies often occur when your immune system is weakened or compromised in some way. By stimulating certain points on the body with needles, acupuncture strengthens immunity and reduces the body’s sensitivity to allergens like pollen or pet dander. Over time, this could mean fewer allergy symptoms overall.
- It relieves stress: Believe it or not, stress plays a huge role in the onset of allergy symptoms. When we’re anxious, our bodies tend to be more vulnerable to environmental triggers like dust mites, mold spores, and more. By helping to ease our stress levels, acupuncture ultimately makes us less likely to experience severe reactions when exposed to environmental allergens.
- It helps you breathe a bit easier: As mentioned, acupuncture reduces inflammation, boosts circulation, and releases endorphins throughout the body. The bottom line? Inflammation of your nasal passages and other systems is reduced, and you receive optimal relief from congestion, sinus pressure, throat scratchiness, and itchy, watery eyes.
By stimulating specific points on the body with fine needles, Resilient Health Acupuncture can help to regulate your body’s immune system, providing a safe, effective way to treat seasonal allergies. Call us at 443-353-5990 to learn more or schedule your first appointment today.