What are Allergies?

An allergy is a reaction or immune response to substances that are not usually harmful. Allergy symptoms can include: Breathing problems, conjunctivitis (burning, tearing, or itchy eyes), skin rashes, headache or migraine, digestive issues and more.

Allergies are among the 10 most common chronic diseases. Nearly 1 in 5 people experience allergies or allergy symptoms. There are seasonal allergies; typically spring and fall months. Also there are perennial allergies which occur year-round. Allergies are the cause of over 14 million doctor visits annually.

Facts About Allergies

Allergies are among the 10 most common chronic diseases. Nearly 1 in 5 people experience allergies or allergy symptoms. There are seasonal allergies; typically spring and fall months. Also there are perennial allergies which occur year-round. Allergies are the cause of over 14 million doctor visits annually.

Allergy Symptoms

  • Nasal Congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Runny Nose
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Cough (with or without phlegm)
  • Itching, Burning, Red, Dry, or Watery Eyes
  • Skin Rashes

Acupuncture Vs Western Medicine

In Western Medicine an allergy shot and other forms of pharmaceutical medications are the preferred treatments of choice. Some patients find that these methods work with varying degrees of efficacy. Though, most of the pharmaceutical medications have negative effects on the internal organs, as well as have harmful side effects. Acupuncture is a holistic therapy which can be safely incorporated into standard care without adverse side effects or contraindications. Acupuncture can aid in reducing dependence on allergy medications.

Acupuncture treats the root cause of seasonal and perennial allergies by correcting the underlying immune system imbalance. Acupuncture provides relief from symptoms by aiding the body’s capacity to regulate antigen-antibody reactions.