Ah-Choo! Spring is Here and so are Your Allergies
The lovely refreshing Spring rains have sprung new life back into our world. Everything is coming to life and turning beautiful and green. The flowers and trees are beginning to bloom. Sunshine, flowers and warmer weather are all welcome changes after a long cold winter. For some, allergies, are a not so welcomed part of Spring.
If you suffer from allergies you are not alone, according to research it is estimated that 20 percent of the United States population has Allergic Rhinitis. Like many, you may turn to antihistamines or over-the-counter anti-allergy medications. These may offer some relief of your symptoms but may leave you feeling drowsy or cause unwanted side effects.
Allergic Rhinitis is the result of an overactive response by our body, but like all conditions in Chinese Medicine, it is seen as an imbalance and can be corrected with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
Acupuncture can help relieve allergy symptoms but also works at a deeper level to eliminate them. Acupuncture works to inhibit the body’s overactive response, but it does take time to make this change. Each person’s response is different, but it typically takes up to eight weeks of treatments for most to see optimal results. It is not uncommon for a patient to feel some immediate relief from symptoms after a single Acupuncture treatment.
Don’t fear spring due to your seasonal allergies. The best time to start treatments is before the allergy season begins, but it is never too late to get relief by having treatments to overcome your seasonal allergies.