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When over the counter medicines are used, they promise symptomatic relief, while acupuncture takes a closer look. As Acupuncture is a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, it uses the same principles in a treatment plan when it comes to allergies. When taking a look at allergies, there is importance placed on addressing the causes, treating the whole person and their presenting symptoms, and focusing on balancing the immune system in order to maximize long-term results.
What are allergies?
Seasonal allergies, allergic rhinitis or hay fever is a relatively exterior sign of an internal weakened or imbalanced immune system. An allergic reaction is a learned response by the immune system where rapid physiological changes result in itchy throat, itchy/red eyes, sinus congestion, sneezing and hives. When our defensive cells are stimulated, they release a number of chemicals, one of them being histamine – a major reason in generating the allergic symptoms.
Auricular Acupuncture Protocol for Allergies
Points on the ear are used specifically for allergies
Acupuncture can be your new drug-free way of bringing your body to a healthier state and beat the allergy season. Patient’s will notice a decrease in their symptoms most likely after the first treatment. If you’re in relatively good health, 2-4 treatments may be sufficient, otherwise you be asked to come in for a longer series to achieve the best results.