Sinus congestion, runny nose, headaches, itchy eyes, sneezing – the list goes on. These symptoms of allergies are common and are often caused when the immune system reacts to pollen, pet dander and certain foods. While antihistamines may help to temporarily treat these symptoms, they are not actually treating the allergy, meaning allergy sufferers may end up taking daily allergy medications for years. Additionally, these medications can have side effects such as fatigue, dizziness and insomnia, which only make matters worse.
Did you know that acupuncture, a natural procedure that has been used for centuries to treat pain, can be effective in treating allergies? By stimulating various points on the body through the insertion of fine needles, acupuncture balances the immune system, enabling our bodies to better respond to environmental triggers. Acupuncture can also help to decrease sinus pressure by draining the sinuses and ridding the body of excess mucus. Various studies have shown acupuncture to improve allergy symptoms in both adults and children.
If you, a friend or family member has been suffering from allergies and has not found relief by using medication, please call us today at 732-431-2155 to schedule an appointment with us and learn more about how acupuncture can improve your health!