Acupuncture Eases Symptoms During Allergy Season
It’s that time of year here in Colorado when allergy season begins in earnest. We all have different triggers. For some
its the flowering trees. For others it’s pine pollen. Still others react to mushroom spores. Whatever sets off your
allergy season, acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help.
How Does Chinese Medicine Treat Seasonal Allergies?
The most common way we treat seasonal allergies is to boost your immune system. A strong immune system shields you from the
unpleasant symptoms associated with seasonal allergies, like itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing and congestion. In Chinese
medicine, your immune system falls under the category called Wei Qi. You may have heard about the concept of Qi
(pronounced Chi). Our bodies create Qi, which is a form of energy. Qi is responsible for carrying out a host of bodily
functions. Specific to seasonal allergies, Wei Qi helps protect our bodies from external influences, ranging from pine
pollen to mold spores. The stronger your Wei Qi, the less vulnerable to external agents.
Acupuncture can strengthen your Wei Qi, which in turn will reduce your allergies. It’s the same principal as boosting your
immune system for preventing colds and flu. Certain acupuncture points serve to increase the power of your Wei Qi, with
Chinese Herbs for Seasonal Allergies
Over the years we have developed Chinese herbal medicine formulas that work better than over the counter Western medicines
to relieve the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Our herbs reduce allergy symptoms and have no negative side effects. These
formulas have been used for thousands of years, so you know they are safe.
What You Can Do To Have Less Seasonal Allergies
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you don’t have to suffer through them. You don’t have to take harsh medicines that
dry you out and make you feel agitated. You don’t have to walk around with a roll of toilet paper around your neck
dripping like a faucet for three months.
First, give yourself three acupuncture treatments to boost your Wei Qi. The treatments will not only boost your immune
system, they will make you feel great emotionally too.
Second, pick up our Chinese herbal formula for seasonal allergies and keep it ready in the medicine cabinet. If the
sneezing and runny nose start, take the herbs and watch your symptoms resolve.
Third, take it easy. Stress aggravates every health condition, including allergies. If July is your prime allergy season,
make sure your schedule is lighter in July. Take more time off. Relax more when your body is in fighting mode. You will
ease yourself into better health by reducing stressors in your life.
Put Seasonal Allergies In Their Place
Seasonal allergies do not have to control you. YOU can control seasonal allergies. You may not be able to get rid of them
completely, but you can certainly reduce them by 80% if you follow these suggestions. Give us a call if you want to
discuss your seasonal allergies and how we can treat them. We look forward to hearing from you.
CLICK HERE to watch a short video discussing how we treat seasonal allergies at Acupuncture Associates of Denver.