Benefits of Acupuncture for Allergies

By Ellen Policastri

Allergic rhinitis, commonly known imply as allergies, is an inflammatory disease of the nasal mucosa which is triggered by contact with allergens. If you have ever suffered from allergy symptoms, you know how annoying it can be to deal with them. Some of the most common allergic rhinitis symptoms include:

  • sneezing
  • runny nose
  • nasal itching
  • congestion in the nose
  • itchy eyes
  • tearing and burning in the eyes
  • reddening of the eyes
  • wheezing
  • coughing
  • shortness of breath
  • chest tightness

Patients who suffer from allergic rhinitis know there is no cure for the condition, but there are many ways to attempt to control the symptoms. Western medicine treats the symptoms without looking to the root of the problem; often focusing on using pharmaceutical medications to treat the symptoms. Many rely on taking drugs or nasal sprays; some develop infections that will require antibiotic use. This cycle of suppressing symptoms can leave those who suffer feeling like there is no other solution. However, acupuncture therapy is an effective and drug-free way to treat persistent allergic rhinitis.

What is Acupuncture Therapy for Allergies?

Acupuncture has been in use for thousands of years in traditional medical settings. Experts in the field use special needles inserted into specific points in the patient’s body as a method of treating allergies and boosting the immune system. In both animal experimentation and clinical trials on humans, acupuncture has been shown to have positive effects on nasal symptoms and allergic reactions.

The idea behind acupuncture is that it focuses on stimulating certain acupoints along the body’s 14 energy lines called meridians. There are hundreds of these points, and they can be stimulated in just the right order to help relieve stress, pain, and discomfort caused by a variety of conditions, including allergic rhinitis.

Acupuncture has anti-inflammatory and immune enhancing effects. Consistent treatment allows allergy sufferers a way to naturally improve their immunity to the allergens; this helps reduce the most common allergy symptoms and lessen the onset of the allergic reaction. The overall benefit is an improvement in quality of life with less respiratory distress and pharmaceutical intervention.

Learn more about Acupuncture Treatments for Allergies.

If you are suffering from a seasonal allergy and are sick of relying on pharmaceutical medications to improve your quality of life during the allergy season, contact Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation in Somerset, NJ. We understand the many benefits of acupuncture treatment and are happy to share those advantages with you.

Our team at Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation is here to help all our patients discover and enjoy the many benefits of holistic and integrative medicine, including acupuncture, chiropractic care, functional medicine, stress management therapy, and much more.
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