If you are suffering from allergies and relief is yet to be found consider acupuncture for allergies. The benefits of acupuncture are many and well-documented – according to UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine acupuncture can help improve your body’s function and promotes its ability to self-heal. Clinical studies show that acupuncture can be successful when it comes to treating a range of problems including migraine headaches, back pain, insomnia, anxiety and allergies – to name a few.
History of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a 3000-year old that technique is deriving from traditional Chinese medicine. In the late 1990s, the United States National Institute of Health publicized acupuncture’s safety and efficacy for treating different conditions and ailments. It is so popular that many insurance policies cover acupuncture treatment and is used broadly to relieve pain.
Why Acupuncture for Allergies?
A study by the University Medical Center in Berlin noted the effectiveness of acupuncture when treating seasonal allergies, in particular, hay fever. The study divided 422 people into three subcategories, studying their health for two months. One group received acupuncture while the other received fake acupuncture, with the needles were placed in meaningless spots on the body without the knowledge of the ancient techniques of putting the needles in meridian points. The third group was administered anti-histamines. At the end of the study, the group that received authentic acupuncture therapy noted greater relief from symptoms, even from the antihistamine group.
What to Expect from An Acupuncture Session?
It’s important to understand that each person will have different experiences when it comes to acupuncture, but the majority of clients will experience a release of sinus pressure and other symptoms associated with an allergic reaction. For the best treatment, consecutive sessions should be booked until symptoms are manageable.
During your session, your acupuncturist may ask about your health history, examine the color of your tongue, it’s coating, feel your pulse, and perform additional physical examinations. Using unique assessment tools, the specialists will recommend the proper treatment plan for your allergies. You’ll be laid down on a comfortable treatment table while acupoints are being stimulated throughout the body. There is very little pain, and discomfort when it comes to acupuncture and the treatment will typically take between 30 minutes to an hour.
For more information on booking an appointment to receive acupuncture for allergies, call Strength & Vitality Wellness Center at 410-296-4028 today!