The Right Stuff for your Stuffiness
According to the College of Allergies, Asthma, and Immunology 1 in 5 people have allergies. Despite its massive prevalence when it comes to actually living with and treating allergies, many people just don’t know where to turn. When seasonal allergies come around, many people stock up on medication and tissues. Just in America people spend 17.5 billion in health costs just on nasal swelling. Even with things like shots and tablets, people still have to avoid their allergens or suffer through them.
Having to avoid your favorite foods, places, and seasons can have a real impact on your quality of life. Allergies can make it hard to get through the day, and amid all of the faulty prescriptions and neti pot use, it’s difficult to discover the right stuff to treat your stuffiness. Due to worldwide success the popularity of acupuncture has been on the rise, and many medical professionals and media outlets like CNN have identified acupuncture as the “antidote for Allergies.”
Acupuncture views Allergies as a result of imbalances in the body that affect the organ system. These imbalances may stem from a variety of causes, including stress, poor diet, constitutional weakness, pollutants and environmental toxins. By inserting needles into specific places of the body one can help restore proper balance, Qi, to the body in order to promote health.
While it’s true that there remains some skepticism toward Acupuncture in the western world, much of the medical community have highlighted the great benefits of pairing modern medication with the tried and true techniques of Acupuncture. The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture states that acupuncture is an “excellent complement to routine care [for allergic sinusitis], often minimizing or altogether eliminating the need for medications, releasing the patient from continuous exacerbation-remission cycles.” Acupuncture can help you get back to exploring the world around you and being able to enjoy it.
Visit What We Treat to see how acupuncture can help you deal with allergies and feel your best!