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Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergies

Tears in your eyes? And you’re not watching a sad movie?  In the US, pollen allergies top of the list of seasonal allergies, with ragweed being the most prevalent, and in Florida this holds true with oak, grass and ragweed considered the main culprits for allergies. But the list doesn’t end there – up near the top are grasses and trees as well as mold spores bringing tears to people’s eyes, coughing and sneezing, and that horrible feeling where you just cannot get enough air.

The US isn’t any different from worldwide statistics where pollen allergies also top the list. However, specific allergens may vary depending on the region and climate, and some people have specific seasonal allergies – like when pets starts shedding their winter fur.

The traditional Chinese medicine practice of acupuncture combined with certain herbs is here to help with your seasonal allergies. By inserting thin needles into specific points on the body, acupuncturists can help reduce inflammation and boost the immune system, which in turn alleviates symptoms associated with allergies. This alternative therapy can also help relieve nasal congestion, sneezing, and itchy eyes, all common symptoms of seasonal allergies. Acupuncture is a safe and natural way to manage allergies without the use of medication or other invasive procedures. It is a holistic approach that aims to treat the root cause of the problem rather than just masking the symptoms as many people have found relief from their allergy symptoms through regular acupuncture treatments.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers a holistic approach to treating seasonal allergies by focusing on the body’s energy flow. According to TCM principles, allergies are caused by imbalances in the body’s energy, or Qi. By addressing these imbalances, TCM can help to strengthen the body’s resistance to allergens and reduce the severity of allergy symptoms. One of the main ways that TCM treats seasonal allergies is through the use of herbal remedies. These remedies are designed to support the body’s natural healing processes and boost the immune system.

Some common herbs used in TCM for allergies include ginger, licorice root, and peppermint. Acupuncture is another popular TCM treatment for allergies, which involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow and promote healing. In addition to herbal remedies and acupuncture, TCM practitioners may also recommend dietary changes and lifestyle modifications to help manage seasonal allergies, like avoiding certain foods that can exacerbate allergy symptoms, such as dairy products or processed foods.  Lifestyle modifications may include stress-reducing practices such as meditation or yoga, which can help to calm the mind and reduce inflammation in the body.

Overall, TCM offers a comprehensive approach to managing seasonal allergies that addresses both the physical and emotional aspects of health. By working with a qualified TCM practitioner, such as one of our doctors at Zhou Wellness,  we can develop a personalized treatment plan that supports you unique needs to help you achieve optimal health and wellness, and kiss goodbye to those seasonal allergies.

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