Can acupuncture help with allergies?
Allergies can be a real hassle. Let’s be real, no one wants to deal with a sniffy, runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing. Acupuncture is a great alternative to the anti-histamines and allergy medications out there.
So what type of allergies does acupuncture work best for? The most recent research was done for seasonal allergies and it showed that acupuncture worked as good as allergy medicine but didn’t have any of the negative side effects. So finally there is a good, natural solution for seasonal allergies.
If you’re sick of going to your doctor each and every week for those pesky allergy shots or you’re sick of constantly taking your allergy medicine and find that it hasn’t helped you, then it’s time to take a different approach and try acupuncture.
Acupuncture works differently than your allergy medicines and helps to get your body to naturally function better. Instead of just trying to cover up your allergy symptoms, acupuncture works to calm down how your body responds to allergens.
Long term, using acupuncture can help to reduce your allergies and how your body responds to allergens.
A general course of treatment for allergies is usually 1-2 treatments a week for 1-3 months. Just like any medicine, you have to get the right dose of acupuncture for it to really be effective. So don’t expect to come just one time and have your allergies fixed. Stick with it (get it?) and you’ll be happy you tried acupuncture for your allergies!
Let me tell you about a patient I have, we’ll call her, B.
B. had seasonal allergies to all the pollen since she was a kid here in Tampa, FL and she also had to use an inhaler regularly. After 8 acupuncture treatments, B. noticed that she hadn’t used her inhaler in weeks and that the pollen wasn’t making her nose go crazy.
If you’re ready to give acupuncture a try for your allergies, call the clinic at 813-534-0311 to schedule your free consultation or fill out the form below.