Seasonal Allergies and Acupuncture
If you’ve are looking for relief from your seasonal allergies, consider using acupuncture for allergy relief. You might blame the allergens for your seasonal allergies, but most allergens are themselves are harmless. What really causes allergic reactions is your own immune system or more accurately your hyper-stimulated immune system. If you immune system becomes hyper-active, it mistakes these innocuous allergens for a serious threat and attacks them. The symptoms of an allergy are the result of a body’s misguided assault.
According to Chinese medicine: Allergies relates to a weakened immune system. Got any “Wei”?
According to Chinese medicine, allergies are a result of the immune system being weak. It is specifically related to a branch of the immune system that is said to circulate between the skin and the muscles, superficially along the exterior of the body. Think “halo effect” from the muscles outward. This Wei energy (not whey protein) is the superficial expression of the immune system. It is located between the skin and the muscles and it is responsible for the opening and closing of the pores on you skin. When your immune system becomes weakened the body is unable to “shut the pores” and allergens can enter the sinus cavities and the skin causing the classic symptoms of swelling, redness and itching. Building up immunity, or Wei energy, is critical to helping the body desensitize and react less to the antigen.
Acupuncture Treatments Treating the Symptoms and Stimulating the body’s Immune System
Acupuncture is helpful for stimulating the immune system. Needling key points initially can reduce the symptoms of your allergies. But continued treatment during the allergy season can build up your immune system so your symptoms aren’t as severe. Your body is able to resist the allergens better and you become less reactive to the allergens present in the environment. Specific acupuncture points can be chosen to decongest the painful sinuses, and also stimulate the immune system of the body so it can better resist the allergens.
The key is to stay consistent with treatment. Each treatment stimulates the body to work better so the continued stimulus and prodding to make the body better at dealing with allergens. Give the process an honest effort, and at least 4 weeks of treatments before you decide if it helps or not. Taking time to build the immune system in the long run is the only way to resist allergens and take control over your allergies.
If you are looking for help with your allergies feel free to call me and set up a consultation, to see if there is anything we can do to help you treat your immune system so you can get seasonal allergy relief you are looking for. Make sure to metion the “FREE WEBSITE CONSULTATION” to get your free consultation.