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The beauty and warmth of Spring time can so often be overshadowed by sniffling, sneezing, runny nose, and red eyes. Rather than meandering around in a delirious haze from too much anti-histamine medication, consider trying Chinese acupuncture as a treatment for your allergies.

Is Chinese Acupuncture an effective treatment for allergies?

In recent news, the World Health Organization officially recognized traditional Chinese medicine as a legitimate method for diagnosis and treatment. This includes many herbal remedies as well as Chinese acupuncture.

According to WP Health Care News, acupuncture has a pretty impressive track record as a safe and effective treatment for a whole range of issues.

“Acupuncture has a strong safety record in the United States, with no fatal adverse events reported to the CDC in the past 50 years of practice.”

It’s absolutely a safe treatment but is it effective? The simple answer is, yes.

How does Acupuncture Treat Allergies?

According to a 2014 study, the best explanation for how acupuncture treats allergies is through our own body’s defense mechanisms.

Acupuncture is effective in changing something called our “cytokine profile”. Without getting too technical, a cytokine is an important part of our immune system that works as a signal to regulate immunity and inflammation. Acupuncture’s influence over these signals is what triggers the reduction in overall allergy symptoms.

Some of how acupuncture works is still a curiosity. Although it has been consistently proven as an effective treatment, scientists are still doing their best to get down to the nitty gritty of how exactly it does it.

So the more complicated answer of whether or not acupuncture is an effective treatment for allergies is, that depends on how your body reacts within these very delicate immune system profiles.

Keep in mind, acupuncture is not only effective for seasonal allergies but also for reducing food allergy & food sensitivity symptoms.

Acupuncture Treatment for Allergies

The best use of Chinese Acupuncture for allergies is to discuss a treatment plan with your acupuncturist. Following a comprehensive treatment plan ensures a higher likelihood that the treatments will be effective and long-lasting. It takes time for your body to develop allergies and it takes time for it to overcome them. Acupuncture helps boosts your body’s natural capabilities and enables you to fight allergy symptoms without the use of drugs. It’s safe and symptom-free.

Call to schedule an appointment with one of our acupuncturists today. (406) 926-1881