While many people rejoice when the weather gets warmer, it’s not always a pleasant time for everyone. Those who suffer from seasonal allergies know to expect difficulties around this time of year, but the severity of allergy season can vary. By strengthening the immune system, acupuncture can be an effective therapy for long-term allergy management.
The presence of the common causes of spring allergies—pollen and mold—can fluctuate depending on a number of weather-related factors. According to experts at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, some conditions that can affect pollen counts include: Longer growing seasons, erratic weather, heavy rainfall during spring, and dry and windy weather.
Since so many factors contribute to high pollen counts, it’s all but impossible to predict how intense an allergy season will be. However, in addition to taking steps to limit your exposure to allergens that affect you, seeing your acupuncture physician for treatment a month prior to the start of each season can help you find relief.
Why see an acupuncture physician for the management of your allergies? Acupuncturists are trained to:
- Treat symptoms.
- Identify the source of your allergies.
- Develop a customized treatment plan.
- Help you avoid triggers that affect your allergies.
As a primary or complementary therapy, acupuncture effectively addresses the root cause of seasonal and perennial allergies by correcting the underlying immune system imbalance.
Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic offers acupuncture, massage therapy and herbal medicine for the treatment of a wide range of health conditions as well as for overall wellness. To schedule an appointment call (305) 595-9500. For information about AMC’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director.