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I developed seasonal allergies in my 20’s.  For years I did not notice my allergies so much as I noticed I was moody when the flower bloomed.  I didn’t understand if everything is so beautiful why was I feeling so blue. Eventually I realized my headaches, stuffy nose, and moodiness was allergies. Scientists have reported that depression increases with allergy symptoms. Most people thought that mood changes during allergy season were simply related to feeling uncomfortable from the sinus pressure, headache, sneezing, and watery eyes.  Recently researchers have suggested there is a connection between the inflammatory processes that lead to allergies and the feeling blue. Inflammatory diseases in general, such as asthma and psoriasis, have higher rates of depression compared

In my last post I discussed T.S. Eliot’s famous line, “April is the cruelest month” as interpreted by Chinese medicine scholars. Those with allergies know that April can be cruel.    Allergies cause significant discomfort and disruption to your life.  But being cruel, these symptoms are not enough.  There is also an increase in anxiety, depression, and trouble sleeping during allergy seasons. Acupuncture helps to relieve seasonal allergies by correcting the imbalance causing the allergies and regulating the immune system. Here are a few of my articles on allergies and acupuncture. A Natural Treatment for Allergies Acupuncture for Allergies If you are interested in finding out more about how acupuncture can reduce your seasonal allergies, please call us at 917.887.4946 for

April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland In New York City, we love April. It is the time to come out of winter hibernation and breathe the fresh air again. But as T.S. Eliot writes, April is also has the potential to be cruel. Chinese medicine physicians over the generations caution about the cruelty of April. The weather changes frequently so it is a time which we can easily get sick. The warmer weather also creates an environment for heat which builds up in the body over the winter to come out in spring. This can lead to allergies and spring

Acupuncture is a becoming a popular choice for helping to reduce seasonal allergies. Acupuncture offers an effective drug free treatment.  So you can smell the flowers without worrying about being too drowsy and foggy brained. Acupuncture is different than taking a pill Antihistamines are commonly taken for allergies.  These are medicines which block the chemicals called histamines that cause the symptoms of allergies. Acupuncture is different.  Chinese medicine works by correcting imbalances in your body, stimulating your own body to heal itself.  So instead of simply suppressing the body’s reaction, it works to correct the root cause of the problem. In other words, acupuncture helps to reset the body and remind it how to be healthy.  As balance is achieved,