Acupuncture is an effective treatment for alleviating allergies…
…and the related symptoms, including rashes, itchy and watery eyes, congestion, coughing, itchiness, scratchy throat, difficulty breathing, swelling, sneezing, inflamed sinuses and nasal passages, hives, redness in the eyes, blurred vision, runny nose, and in extreme cases difficulty swallowing, vomiting, nausea, diahhrea, abdominal pain or cramps, dizziness, and mental confusion.
Fox News reported on a study in which individuals with seasonal allergies either received acupuncture or a placebo. Those who received acupuncture treatments, experienced improvement in eye and nose symptoms, higher physical activity, and an improved psychological condition than those who received the placebo treatment.
“Diagnosing an allergy using traditional Chinese medicine is far more individualized than it would be with Western medicine. Allergies are analyzed by the pattern of symptoms seen in the specific patient, and the treatment is designed to relieve these particular symptoms.”
What you should know about acupuncture and allergies.
If you suffer from allergies, there is an alternative to over-the-counter and prescription medications, allergy shots, and avoiding activities you enjoy.
Were you aware that:
- According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, an estimated 50 million Americans suffer from some type of allergy.
- The Foundation states that allergies are the 5th leading chronic disease in the U.S. for all ages, and the 3rd leading chronic disease among those under the age of 18.
- The prevalence of allergies has been steadily increasing over the last several decades.
- There are no cures for allergies. Instead, they must be controlled through prevention and treatment.
- Allergies account for more than 17 million outpatient office visits per year, particularly in the spring and fall, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
- Acupuncture has nearly 2,000 years of clinical history.
- Acupuncture is one of the most holistic systems of medicine available today.
- Acupuncture has no inherently dangerous or troublesome side effects.
- Americans make nearly 15 million visits to acupuncture practitioners per year.
How to choose an acupuncturist:
Not all acupuncturists are created equal!
Acupuncture is one of the fastest growing modalities in the United States and more and more health and medical practitioners are jumping on the bandwagon.
A qualified acupuncturist has accrued over 3,000 hours of acupuncture and Chinese medicine education, which is between three and four years of schooling.
Unfortunately, more than 50% of acupuncturists in the US have a mere 300 hours of acupuncture training or less.
Only licensed and fully qualified acupuncturists are included on our site. To find a practitioner and get started on the path to optimal health and wellness, search our directory of acupuncturists.