Allergies and acupuncture
Many people are often affected by seasonal allergies, suffering from congestion, sniffing, and sneezing of the nose. When the body’s immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts to external allergens, seasonal allergies occur. Pollen from wind-pollinated plants such as weeds, trees and grasses are the most common triggers of seasonal allergies, resulting in allergic reactions. Let’s look at allergy symptoms quickly:
Seasonal allergy symptoms • Sneezing • Runny or stuffy nose • Watery and itchy eyes • Irritated sinuses, throat or ear canals • Ear congestion and ringing • Acid reflux • Skin rashes
Such symptoms can make you feel weak and anxious because your nervous system will be hypersensitive if you are unable to get enough oxygen due to nasal congestion. You should look for acupuncture treatment at this point in time to prevent seasonal allergens from triggering hay fever symptoms.
How does acupuncture work
Acupuncture helps keep vital energy flowing through your body’s meridians. These meridians are channels that serve the entire body’s organs, muscles, nerves, and surfaces. Energy flows into the body through these meridians, balancing your nervous and immune systems. Allergies, however, block meridians and block energy flow, causing inflammation and infection. Acupuncture helps restore the smooth flow of energy by placing on the meridian spots thin needles. By balancing your immune and nervous systems, these needles can reduce histamine release from mast cells. Acupuncture can also improve your digestion to reduce the release of histamine Non – digested foods tend to cause immune reactions.
This Chinese procedure is performed by a trained acupuncturist who places gently hair-thin needles on various parts of your body under the skin. The duration of the treatment varies depending on the conditions being treated, from person to person. It also depends on how the treatment is responded to by your body. If a person has a stronger digestive system and less stress, to get rid of their allergies, he / she will need 6 to 10 treatments. Otherwise, it will require more sessions.
How long do the acupuncture effects last?
Acupuncture effect can last up to 12 months. His actual effectiveness, however, depends on factors such as the nature or severity of the symptoms and duration of the patient. Acupuncture and healing time effects may vary from individual to individual. The time taken to cure seasonal allergies may be more for some people, while it may be less for others. The longer the symptoms a person has had, the longer the time it takes to heal the problem.