Allergies impact everyone differently and acupuncture may help relieve symptoms to improve quality of life for people with perennial allergic rhinitis, and may help with seasonal allergies.
If you’ve got a stuffy, drippy or itchy nose from allergies, figuring out which remedies help best can be tough. With spring’s sunshine and flowers come wind and pollen, which for many people signals the onset of allergy season. Tree pollens are the most prevalent pollens in the spring and many trees are prolific pollinators. Grass and weed pollens follow in late spring and summer, and airborne mold spores can be found almost year round, as well as other common allergens such as dust, dust mites, and animal dander. Symptoms of a running nose, sneezing, and watery itchy eyes that recur during specific parts of the year, are a cause of much suffering for a large segment of the U.S. population. Millions of dollars are spent on medications and the allergy shots for the treatment of seasonal allergies.
New guidelines from the Academy of Otolaryngology are intended to make it easier for people and their doctors to choose the treatments – from over the counter remedies like antihistamines to more serious interventions like allergy shots and even surgery.
And because allergic rhinitis affects 1 in 6 Americans, that’s a lot of stuffy, drippy misery potentially avoided.
Acupuncture may help relieve symptoms and improve quality of life for people with perennial allergic rhinitis, and may help with seasonal allergies according to several studies. Therefore, acupuncture could be an option for people looking for no pharmaceutical treatments.
Acupuncture has been used to treat a number of allergy symptoms, from sneezing and runny noses to puffy eyes.