Acupuncture and allergies
Many people are often affected by seasonal allergies and suffer from nasal congestion, sneezing and sneezing. Seasonal allergies occur when the body’s immune system is sensitized and overreacts to external allergens. The most common triggers of seasonal allergies are pollen from wind-pollinated plants such as weeds, trees and herbs, which cause allergic reactions. Let’s take a quick look at the symptoms of allergies:
Seasonal allergy symptoms
• Runny or stuffy nose
• Watery and itchy eyes
• Sinuses, throat or ear canals
• Congestion and ringing of the ears
• Nasal drip
• Acid reflux
Such symptoms can make you feel weak and anxious because when you can’t get enough oxygen due to nasal congestion, your nervous system will be hypersensitive. At this point, you should seek acupuncture treatment to prevent seasonal allergens from triggering hay fever symptoms.
How acupuncture works
Acupuncture helps maintain the flow of vital energy through your body’s meridians. These meridians are channels that serve all the organs, muscles, nerves and surfaces of the body. Energy flows through these meridians into the body and balances the immune and nervous systems. However, allergies block the meridians and hinder the flow of energy, causing inflammation and infection. Acupuncture helps restore regular energy flow by placing thin needles on meridian points. These needles can reduce the release of histamine from mast cells by balancing the immune and nervous systems. Acupuncture can also improve digestion to reduce histamine release because undigested food tends to trigger immune reactions.
This Chinese procedure is performed by an expert acupuncturist who gently places the thin needles under the skin on different parts of the body. The duration of treatment varies from person to person, depending on the conditions to be treated. In addition, it also depends on how your body responds to treatment. If a person has a stronger digestive system and less stress, he will need 6-10 treatments to get rid of his allergies. Otherwise, multiple sessions will be required.
How long do the effects of acupuncture last?
The effect of acupuncture can last up to 12 months. However, its effective effectiveness depends on factors such as the nature or severity of the patient’s symptoms and their duration.
The effects of acupuncture and healing times may vary from person to person. For some people, the time taken to treat seasonal allergies may be longer, while for others it may be less. The longer a person has had the symptoms, the longer it takes to cure the problem. Most of the time, the body takes some time to respond to a new treatment and can take multiple acupuncture sessions to cure an illness. As symptoms improve, less frequent acupuncture treatment is needed. Therefore, if you suffer from seasonal allergies, it is advisable to seek acupuncture therapy to restore the flow of energy and eliminate the substances that cause allergies.