Treating Allergies with Acupuncture

by Sunshine Healing Arts

Allergies, whether they are seasonal or year around, can be an enduring issue for many people.  Seasonal allergies, or outdoor allergies are generally caused by pollens from trees, grasses, and weeds.  Indoor allergies generally occur all year and are caused by things such as dust mites, dander from pets, mold or insect allergens.  There are also allergies from food which can create physical symptoms such as body hives, swelling, and changes in mood.

Treating Allergies with Acupuncture, Sunshine Healing Arts Acupuncture & Wellness in Atlantic Beach, Florida

Acupuncture can provide natural relief for all these types of allergies.  While over-the-counter and prescribed medications can bring unwanted side-effects, acupuncture does not.  According to the theories for Traditional Chinese Medicine, the symptoms that indicate a Western diagnosis of allergies are caused by imbalances in the meridian and organ systems of the body.  These imbalances may be caused by a variety of things such as poor diet, stress, constitutional weaknesses, and environmental toxins.  If left unchecked, these imbalances will, over time, begin to affect the functions of the body’s organ systems. 

Our acupuncturist will take your complete health history and conduct a thorough exam.  She will then develop a unique treatment plan that will address your specific concerns.  The goals of this plan will be to end visible symptoms and signs of your allergies while addressing the underlying causes and imbalances in your body.  Your acupuncture treatments may be combined with a custom blend of Chinese herbal medicine which will help to accelerate the healing process in order to balance the body more quickly.