Treat Allergies with Acupuncture in Houston

Many seasonal allergy sufferers in Houston turn to acupuncture treatment clinics in efforts to relieve symptoms, while some use over-the-counter and prescription drugs to treat allergy symptoms.  Allergies often present themselves with symptoms including fatigue, headaches, stuffiness, itchy eyes, respiratory difficulties and excessive mucus drainage in the nose and throat. Acupuncture can help relieve as well as eliminate allergy symptoms.

How Acupuncture Treats Allergies

Contact Us Now About Acupuncture for AllergiesIn a typical acupuncture treatment program for allergies, your acupuncturist will look for the constitutional and root causes of your allergies. The goal is to treat the entire body through a multi-tiered approach. This involves a plan that addresses your acute allergy symptoms in order to provide immediate relief. Meanwhile, acupuncture treatments address underlying imbalances in your immune system that often cause allergy symptoms. In addition to direct acupuncture treatments, your allergy relief regimen may include a modified diet and the application of specially formulated herbal remedies.

Acupuncture treatments for allergies are based on the principle that allergies are often cause by energy being locked above the neck, where many allergy symptoms present themselves. Yang meridians, which allow energy to flow from the head to the feet and from the hands to head, are often stifled, resulting in allergies. Acupuncture treatments “unstick” this energy, allowing it to freely flow throughout the body. Points on the head and sides of the nose are targeted in order to relieve allergy symptoms.

When treating the root causes of your allergies, your acupuncturist will develop a comprehensive plan that may include the application of acupuncture needles to your head, nose and other regions of the body. Treatment plans are always created on patient-by-patient basis, ensuring customized and effective care.

Acupuncture vs. Traditional Western Medicine for Allergies

Most individuals in the western world rely on prescription and over-the-counter medications to treat seasonal allergies. Although these forms of medication can offer fleeting relief from allergy symptoms, they do nothing to eliminate their root causes. As such, additional allergy medication must be prescribed for each future allergy season. In addition, western allergy medications come with a host of inconvenient and even potentially dangerous side effects, such as:

  • Temporary loss of taste and smell
  • Headache
  • Wheezing
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain

In comparison, acupuncture for allergies has virtually no negative side effects. In addition, acupuncture treatments target the root causes of your allergies, reducing or even eliminating the need for future allergy treatments of any kind. In short, acupuncture treatments can give your body and its immune system the balance it requires to fight allergies on its own.

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