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Finally- Seasonal Allergy Relief with Acupuncture

Seasonal allergies –from intense to mild– have a wide spectrum of pathology. Why do some people suffer from seasonal, outdoor, pollen related allergies while others do not? Everyone’s breathing in the same air, pollen, dust, etc. So why are only some of us suffering?

Acupuncture Treats Seasonal, Outdoor, Pollen Allergies,  and More

Acupuncture is able to treat a wide range of specific and nuanced allergies. Many people are finding they are having new reactions to seasons and environments.

Knoxville,TN is considered by many as the seasonal allergy capital of the United States.

Whereas, Asheville, NC is a temperate rainforest permeated by microclimates and a vast and varied array of  flora. 

How Acupuncture Treats Seasonal Allergies at the Root

From a Chinese Medicine perspective, there is an imbalance in the organs and how they function. Each organ in the body rules different functions of the body. For instance, the liver opens to the eyes and the lungs open to the nose. An itchy throat? That’s the heart’s domain.

During treatment,  we evaluate the organs, find the areas of imbalance and determine if they are excess or deficient – whether they need to be dispersed or tonified.

Roots and Branches Acupuncture Treatment Approach

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Allergies are most effectively treated with a root and branch treatment.  Treat the organs first. Then treat the sense organs that are affected – these manifest as the symptoms.

“When the roots are properly identified and treated the symptoms of the branches are able to subside.”

Other Effective Seasonal Allergy Treatments

Diet is also very important for allergy sufferers – it runs tandem with acupuncture. 

You can start by reducing dampness by removing or replacing dampness causing foods.

Some common dampness causing foods are dairy, peanut butter (and peanuts), sugar, wheat and cold foods.

In addition, nasal rinsing (the Neti Pot or it’s equivalent) is especially helpful during the spring and fall seasons when pollen is floating with wild abandon.

Pollen, doing it’s thing.

Photograph from Pixabay

Acupuncture Can Give You Relief

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, call us for an appointment today. 

  • Sinus pain and pressure
  • Itchy, orwatery eyes
  • Itchy or Scratchy throat
  • Frequent sneezing
  • Runny nose 
  • Congestion in your nose, ears or chest
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Puffy eyelids
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Mild headache  

You don’t have to suffer with seasonal allergies anymore. We are here to treat the root cause and help you on your path to relief.