Acupuncture Keeps Allergic Reactions At Bay

| July 10, 2010 | 0 Comments | 192 views

Having allergies on certain things such as food or products can be very disturbing to one's life. So most people with allergies are most likely to do anything as far as steering clear from the things they are allergic to, to avoid the awful reactions that it might cause them.

Allergies happen when your immune system goes against substances that it sees not normal or inappropriate for your body, although it might not be a usual problem for others. Allergies are often presented with itchy skin, watery eyes, wheezing, sneezing, respiratory problems, and other debilitating conditions.

There are a number of over-the-counter medical treatments available nowadays to address allergic reactions. However, since more and more people are now keener on going the natural way, acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatments have slowly gained a strong patronage for allergy treatments.

Acupuncture, which is an ancient Chinese healing art, uses very thin needles to stimulate certain acupuncture points located along the meridian pathways where the vital energy flow, known as Qi, flows.

Bodily disruptions, such as illnesses and allergies happen when there is blockage in the Qi flow and the acupuncture method helps restore the normal flow of the Qi by stimulating the body's acupuncture points that are associated with specific organ systems of the human body.

Allergies, however, are not really curable but can be controlled through an ongoing acupuncture therapy. Unlike chemical-based medications, ongoing acupuncture treatments are safe

and will not cause chemical dependence or addiction and has been proven effective to keep allergic reactions at bay.

Although acupuncture treatments may not be painful, despite the use of needles, it can only be effective when administered by professional acupuncturists who are trained on the principles of acupuncture and Chinese medicine and have the expertise in placing the acupuncture needles in the exact acupuncture point in a skilled manner.

For thousands of years, acupuncture has been used in China as anesthetic with tens of thousands of people with varying ailments treated through this type of healing method.

Unlike Western medicine which tends to focus more on the symptoms of allergic reactions such as watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose, rather than providing relief by helping the body react less to allergens, acupuncture helps boost the body's immune system once the symptoms have already been treated.

Acupuncture treatments follow a holistic approach, and instead of focusing merely on the present symptoms, the process differentiates the type of allergy and based on the diagnosis made, certain acupuncture points are then stimulated to relieve the symptoms and restore the normal Qi flow to strengthen the body against allergic attacks.

Whether your allergies are acute or chronic, acupuncture and Chinese medicine can provide comfort and relief for you through the seasons.

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