Allergies: Why April is the Cruelest Month

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.

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Better Habits for Better Sleep

In my last post, I wrote about how acupuncture can treat insomnia.  But there are also a lot of things you should do on your own.

Better Habits for Better Sleep

1. Turn off the T.V. at least 30 minutes before bed.  The television stimulates you and wakes you up.  The computer too.  So if you are reading this blog late at night,  stop now, turn the computer off, and get some sleep.

2.  Only use your bed for sleep and making whoopie.  Don’t use it as a spare desk.

3. Try doing self acupressure for better sleeping everyday … Read More