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"How Can Acupuncture Help Alleviate Allergy Symptoms?"

spring allergies

As spring blossoms in New York, bringing with it a palette of vibrant colors and new life, it also marks the onset of allergy season for many New Yorkers. With the trees and flowers in full bloom, the air becomes thick with pollen, leading to a myriad of allergic reactions such as sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy eyes, and even asthma in some cases. While over-the-counter and prescription medications are common go-to remedies, an increasing number of individuals are turning to Acupuncture, for relief. Acupuncture, a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, involves the insertion of very thin needles into specific points on the body. This process stimulates the body's natural healing abilities and regulate the flow of Qi (pronounced "chee"), or vital energy, along the meridians/nadis, which are pathways in the human body.


According to traditional Chinese medicine principles, allergies are often the result of weaknesses or imbalances in the Qi of the respiratory system and the immune system. Clinical studies and patient testimonials suggest that acupuncture can serve as an effective alternative or complementary treatment for spring allergies. Here's how acupuncture may help alleviate the symptoms:


1. Boosts the Immune System

Acupuncture can enhance the body's immunity, making it more efficient at fighting off allergens. By strengthening the immune system, the therapy reduces the severity of allergic reactions.


2. Reduces Inflammation

Allergic reactions often involve inflammation, especially in the nasal passages and eyes. Acupuncture can help reduce this inflammation, thereby relieving congestion and other discomforts associated with allergies.


3. Regulates Histamine Release

Histamines play a crucial role in allergic reactions. Acupuncture has been shown to regulate the release of histamines, which can reduce the intensity of symptoms like sneezing, itching, and runny nose.


4. Promotes Respiratory Health

 For those who suffer from asthma triggered by spring allergies, acupuncture can promote respiratory health by relaxing the bronchial passages. This can lead to less difficulty in breathing during the allergy season.


5. Offers Stress Relief

Stress can exacerbate allergy symptoms. Acupuncture is well-known for its relaxation benefits, helping to lower stress levels and, in turn, potentially reducing the severity of allergy symptoms.


For New Yorkers suffering from spring allergies, incorporating acupuncture into their treatment plan could offer substantial relief. It is essential to seek treatment from a licensed and experienced acupuncturist. At Nadis Acupuncture, we offer a tailored treatment plan based on an individual's specific symptoms and overall health. We’re here to support your allergy relief, whether you are using Acupuncture as a standalone treatment or used in conjunction with traditional allergy medications. We are here to provide a breath of fresh air to those stifled by the arrival of spring allergens in New York.

enjoy spring with allergy relief

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