Can You Use Acupuncture for an Allergy?

Over 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. Allergy symptoms are frustrating and can affect your quality of life.

You don’t have to live with these symptoms! Acupuncture treatments help ease seasonal allergy symptoms and help you feel better.

Allergy treatments can be time-consuming and expensive. Medications and steroids are commonly given as allergy cures. While these measures may help, they are temporary.

Acupuncture for allergy struggles helps the root cause of allergy symptoms.

If you’re tired of dealing with seasonal allergies, keep reading. Find out how acupuncture treatments can help!

Minimizes Symptoms

Sneezing and itchy, watery eyes are two of the most common allergy symptoms. Other common symptoms are frequent headaches and a runny nose.

Routine allergy acupuncture treatments can reduce these symptoms. Through regularly scheduled appointments, an acupuncturist works to help you feel relief.

With consistency and time, your symptoms will reduce. In some cases, treatments eliminate allergy symptoms.

Helps Reduce Inflammation

Allergies are a response to unknown substances affecting your body. This causes inflammation, which leads to the feeling of stuffiness and congestion in the body.

Acupuncture helps soothe these symptoms by reducing inflammation. Your acupuncturist utilizes meridians that correspond to the symptoms you are experiencing. These meridians work with the corresponding issue to bring relief.

Supports the Nervous System

Acupuncture stimulates the vagus nerve and helps your nervous system relax. When your nervous system is in a fight-or-flight response, it can increase inflammation. It makes symptoms of allergies worsen over time.

Acupuncture treatments create an efficient nervous system. They help with the reduction of many symptoms associated with seasonal allergies.

Acupuncture allows your immune system and nervous system to work together better.

Aids in Better Sleep

Sleep is magical. When you get optimal sleep, your body can function at its best. When you are sleep deprived, your entire body suffers.

Poor sleep affects your body’s ability to fight illness. Your body isn’t able to protect itself from environmental factors as it should. Many of these factors are the very ones that cause allergies.

Acupuncture is a proven way to help support your body’s need for sleep. Acupuncture helps your sleep cycles by promoting the release of melatonin.

The reduction of stress from acupuncture positively affects your sleep.

What to Expect

Together with the acupuncturist, you will decide on a treatment plan. Acupuncture is relaxing and you may find yourself getting the best nap of your life!

The treatment room is usually dim and has soothing music. Some acupuncturists’ offices have essential oil diffusing for a full sensory experience.

The acupuncturist will insert small needles into specific zones of your body. There is minimal discomfort and most patients don’t feel anything.

On average, a session lasts for 30 minutes but could last up to one hour. Your acupuncturist will check on you throughout the treatment.

At the end of your session, they will remove the needles and allow you time to get your belongings together.

Acupuncture for Allergy Relief

Getting acupuncture for allergy treatments might intimidate you, but they don’t have to. Before you get into any treatment, you will have a consult with the acupuncturist.

You will talk about what ailments you are experiencing. And, you will discuss what you hope to achieve from acupuncture.

Our Acupuncture Works, LLC team specializes in a mix of Eastern and Western medicine. We understand how uncomfortable allergies can be and want to help you feel the best you can.

Get relief and schedule an appointment with our office today!

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Deborah Farley

Deborah Farley

Licensed Acupuncturist

Deborah Farley is the founder of Acupuncture Works, LLC in Lynchburg Virginia. She is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Medicine as a Licensed Acupuncturist (L. Ac.) Learn More