Smell the Flowers: Acupuncture and Allergies

Flowers 1Acupuncture offers an effective drug free treatment for allergies.

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 than taking a pill.  Rather than a medication that will temporarily block a receptor, histamine in the case of allergies, acupuncture works to regulate the body’s functioning. The goals is for long term improvement from the acupuncture treatment.

In my 15 years of acupuncture experience I have helped many people prevent and treat their allergies, naturally.  This helps them reduce or come off of medications. Acupuncture also helps treat the whole person helping to improve sleep as well as reducing stress. One acupuncture good side effects is that is very relaxing!

How does acupuncture work?

The idea is that acupuncture helps to reset the body and remind it how to be healthy. As balance is achieved, your body is able to maintain the healthy state without medications. So instead of simply suppressing the body’s reaction, it works to correct the root cause of the problem.

Acupuncture helps to reduce inflammation, regulate the nervous system, and increase circulation.  Acupuncture also helps to regulate the brain to reduce pain, so it is also possible that is another way it works to help regulate the immune response to allergies.  There is still a lot more to learn about how acupuncture helps to regulate the immune system and reduce allergies.

Clinical studies are now reaffirming our clinical experience.  One acupuncture research study showed acupuncture, in addition to routine care, was effective at reducing the symptoms of allergies.  Another study on acupuncture for allergies show that acupuncture alone was helpful.

Get acupuncture and smell the flowers!

Photos: massdistraction, wikipedia

Joseph Alban, L.Ac.
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