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Allergies and Acupuncture Treatment

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Seasonal allergies plague many people around the world. Anyone who has experienced allergy symptoms knows how frustrating they can be. At the minimum, the cause irritation to your sinuses, but more severe cases can also leave you feeling fatigued and even disrupt daily activities.

Many of the people that experience seasonal and indoor allergies attempt to treat their symptoms with medication and avoidance. There’s an even better solution: acupuncture. Acupuncture shows promising results for helping with allergies. Read on to learn more about how acupuncture can help.

What are allergies?

Allergies are an immune response to a foreign. What differentiates allergies from a normal immune response is that your body is sending out antibodies to fight a harmless substance. When you have allergic reactions, your body sends antibodies to fight the allergen because it thinks that allergen is harmful, when it really is not. The reaction can cause inflammation of the skin, sinuses, or digestive system.

Some of the common allergy symptoms people experience include:

●  Sneezing

●  Stuffy and running nose

●  Itchy nose, mouth, or eyes

●  Water, red, or swollen eyes.

●  Hives

●  Cough/Chest tightness

●  Swelling

●  Flaking or peeling skin

●  And more

How can acupuncture help?

Acupuncture is an excellent treatment option. Some basic research suggests that acupuncture can help alleviate symptoms associated with allergies and eczema. One German study found that acupuncture “showed significant changes in favor of acupuncture treatment, including improvements in RQoL[rhinitis-specific quality of life] and SAR [seasonal allergic rhinitis] symptoms scores.” Other studies have produced similar findings, showing that acupuncture effectively helps improve symptoms like hay fever.

There are many variations of acupuncture, and an experienced practitioner can help determine the best treatment method for your allergies. Acupuncture is a minimally invasive and relatively quick procedure that can help to eliminate allergies naturally. Additionally, it will help with a number of other ailments and improve your overall levels of pain.

For the best allergy treatment on Long Island, NY, look no further than Integrative Family Wellness in Smithtown. Our knowledgeable practitioners will use the most relevant acupuncture techniques to help you with your allergies. We make sure the entire process is stress and pain-free. Whether it is your first appointment or your tenth, you can count on unparalleled care from the team at IFW. Learn more about our treatments and services or schedule your appointment in Suffolk County by contacting us HERE.