Acupuncture for Allergy Relief

Acupuncture for Allergy Relief

As you know, acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice where hair-thin needles are inserted into the body at specific points. These points are connected by a network of energy lines called meridians. The meridians provide pathways where qi ("chee"), or life energy, flows freely.

According to TCM, each meridian controls a different system within the body. So, the placement of needles targets the organs associated with the patient's condition. When it comes to acupuncture for allergies, several meridians are on the body's front. These areas include the lungs, colon, stomach, and spleen.

These meridians circulate defensive qi, which supports immunity. When defensive qi is deficient, it can cause a person to experience allergy symptoms like swelling, watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, eczema, and more. Stimulating these points can help restore defensive qi and relieve you of these symptoms.

Acupuncture works directly on nerve fibers. It changes messages to the brain or nervous system and sends out specific signals within the body (including the immune system). It decreases inflammatory diseases such as allergy-related conditions like rhinitis or hay fever.

Some people with allergies turn to acupuncture after conventional treatments like oral medications, nasal sprays, and immunotherapy did not work for them. It also helps enhance the effectiveness of drugs and can even shorten how long or how frequently they need to be used. If you are interested in learning about acupuncture at Way of Wellness, give us a call today at (408) 615-1995.

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