It is awesome to live in an area that experiences the changes of the seasons. Very few things can be compared to watching the flowers bloom during the spring or the beautiful array of colors produced by the leaves during autumn. While for most people the change of the seasons is something to look forward to, for others it is something that fills them with dread. This is because they are battling with seasonal allergies.
Seasonal allergies can produce a wide range of symptoms, including itchy eyes, a runny nose, and sneezing. These symptoms become stronger during certain parts of the year, most notably the spring and the fall. For millions of the individuals in the United States, seasonal allergies lead to unparalleled suffering. It limits how active they can be outdoors. For some, it requires them to get allergy shots or take prescription pills.
Western medicine looks at seasonal allergies from the standpoint of the body being hypersensitive to a substance and then responding with antibodies. In Chinese medicine, allergies are addressed more as a result of imbalances in the spleen, stomach, and large intestine. Many people have found success in treating allergy symptoms with acupuncture.
Acupuncturists comment that when they treat their patients during allergy season, their patients have a quick response. It is not uncommon for patients to have some level of relief in the exam room on the table shortly after acupuncture needles are inserted.
Most acupuncturists will ask their patients how congested they were before the visit and how they feel once the visit has been completed. It is amazing the number of patients who comment on the effectiveness of acupuncture as an allergy treatment.
Another way that patients are able to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture to treat their allergies is by the number of times they sneeze daily or the number of times they scratch their eyes. Usually, this number is drastically reduced after patients receive acupuncture treatments.
For some patients, just one acupuncture treatment is all that they need to eliminate their seasonal allergies. Others may come in multiple times during the year, depending on the severity of the problem.
It has been found that patients who do not receive relief from allergy shots often respond to acupuncture. Some patients continue with the standard treatment they have received from their primary care physician while at the same time getting acupuncture treatments.
It is not uncommon for patients to minimize the amount of conventional allergy treatments they get as they start to see the positive effects of acupuncture on their allergies.
Dealing with allergies is no fun. Acupuncture is a proven option to treat seasonal allergies. At Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center and Motorsports Rehab in Cornelius, we offer acupuncture as a safe and effective way to treat allergies, anxiety, headaches and much more. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment to learn more about how acupuncture can relieve your allergy symptoms.