Allergy Symptoms Treatable With Acupuncture

Posted August 16, 2007 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Acupuncture

Acupuncture therapy minimizes asthma, fatigue, sinus headache, and other allergic reactions. Acupuncture focuses on symptom relief while aiding the body’s capacity to process allergens. As a primary therapy modality or in combination with conventional medication, acupuncture effectively addresses the root cause of allergies by correcting the underlying immune system imbalance.

Medication side effects (drowsiness, fatigue and insomnia) cause many to seek alternative therapies including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to manage their allergies. Acupuncture treatment also prompts the brain to increase endorphins and other chemicals that reduce congestion by improving blood circulation. A comprehensive treatment program combining acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese food therapy, and supplements can decrease inflammation, congestion, constriction of bronchial passages, and reactions to allergens.

Acupuncture therapy minimizes allergic symptoms by stimulating various acupuncture points located on the wrists and around the sinuses. Selection of these acupoints in treatment can reduce nasal secretion while increasing natural healing abilities and enhancing the flow of qi, or vital energy. Many patients benefit from reduced nasal congestion, discharge and itching following the first few acupuncture treatments.

For individuals experiencing seasonal allergies, the ideal time to begin treatment is at least one month before symptoms typically occur; often a course of four to six treatments is sufficient. For perennial, year-round allergy symptom management, a course of six to ten weekly treatments is recommended. Treatment for allergic symptoms may include acupuncture combined with moxibustion (burning of the mugwort herb on selected acupuncture points) to enhance symptom improvement.

Acupuncture & Massage College’s Masters of Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs prepare graduates for careers as acupuncture physicians and massage therapists. For program information contact Joe Calareso, for treatment ask for Dr. Browne (305) 595-9500.

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