Acupuncture and Herbs for Seasonal Allergies
Most of us look forward to the approach of Spring and warmer weather. But
many of us also being to show signs of pollen sensitivity. Symptoms of season
allergy sensitivity include: sneezing and cough, itchy eye and throat, sinus
congestion and pain, and post nasal drip. Many clients choose acupuncture for
help with these symptoms. Let us help you!
Acupuncture is an ancient, yet modern method of bringing healing to the body.
According to the theory of Chinese medicine, because Spring is the season of
new life and bloom, this can mirror imbalances we may have when adjusting to
change and growth, whether this change is physical, mental, or emotional. The
immune system can overreact by stimulating histamines to fight the approach,
and the reaction can be severe, bringing on the typical allergy symptoms listed
above. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help alleviate these symptoms, and
ease the transition from Winter into Spring. It can harmonize imbalances on a
deep level. Specific herb formulas for seasonal allergies are now available and
prescribed at the Center.
Detoxification is also an important part of this process; our bodies naturally want
to ‘shrug off’ the cold, heavy and dark aspects of winter, and begin to bring
things in our lives that are lighter and brighter. Nutritional needs change: from
roasted stews and vegetables, we now begin to want lightly cooked foods and
juices. Nutritional therapy is an important part of Chinese medicine. Whether you
follow a meat-based, vegetarian or vegan diet, let us help you find the right
foods for your own specific needs this Spring!
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 336-841-4307