How Acupuncture Helps In Treating Allergies?

by Administrator 13. January 2016 17:52

An allergy is the reaction of the body’s immune system to a foreign substance, such as pollen, pet dander, bee venom, food, medicines etc. The immune system produces several antibodies that protect you from bacterial and viral infections. When a person has an allergy, the antibodies perceive certain substances as harmful for the body. Any contact with these allergens triggers the immune system’s reaction and may lead to skin rashes, inflammation of the sinuses or digestive system and several other symptoms.

Causes

  • Airborne vectors, such as dust mites, mold, animal dander, pollen etc.
  • Insect bites or stings
  • Certain medications
  • Food items, such as peanut butter, wheat, milk
  • Plants

Symptoms

  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Red and itchy eyes
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Raised and itchy bumps on the skin
  • Skin rashes
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

How Acupuncture Therapy Can Help?

Acupuncture is a safe and effective method of treating allergic reactions. The ultimate goal of the therapy is to promote a balanced flow of qi, bodily energy, through all the pathways. Acupuncture perceives the cause of allergy to be an interruption in the distribution of this energy. In order to relieve allergy symptoms, all the blockages, imbalances or deficiencies in the energy pathways need to be fixed. Acupuncture therapy works by addressing the patient’s acute symptoms and stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Instead of simply suppressing the allergy, it aims at correcting the underlying cause of the problem.

According to traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, allergy symptoms usually manifest themselves as wind-cold or wind-heat. The wind co-exists with a defensive energy, known as ‘wei qi’, which works to strengthen the immune system. People having a wei qi deficiency are more likely to catch allergies and experience more severe symptoms. Certain chronic allergies often accompany spleen or kidney deficiency and lung problems. The practitioner develops a personalized treatment plan to alleviate the symptoms and, at the same time, manage the imbalances in the immune system that are causing the allergy.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide effective acupuncture treatment for different types of allergies. The acupuncturists at our clinic aim at treating the root cause of the allergy and boost the patient’s immunity. To schedule an appointment with the acupuncturists, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit the clinic at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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