You probably know it’s allergy season again here in Minneapolis, when you get watery eyes, runny nose and congestion due to allergens in the air. But you’re not alone. Allergies are the fifth leading disease in the US and one out of every five people suffer from allergy and allergy related asthma. Allergies and allergy-like symptoms are the reason for 14 million doctor’s office visits in America, and each year health care spends 18 billion dollars on allergy treatments in the US alone. When you read this whole article you’ll discover why many are choosing acupuncture as a natural way for allergy relief.
So What Are Allergies And Why Do People Have Them?
Allergies are a heightened immune response to any number of triggers; from pollen, dander, certain foods, pollution and smog, air quality and temperature fluctuations. When you are exposed to a trigger your body creates antibodies for the allergen, but overreacts and produces more antibodies than are needed, causing rapid physiological changes. The excessive amounts of antibodies are what create allergy symptoms.
What Are The Symptoms?
Allergy symptoms range from:
• Itchy nose
• Watery eyes
• Nasal congestion
• Shortness of breath
• Runny nose
• Facial pressure
• Dark circles under the eyes
Some Questions To Consider:
• Do you get frequent colds?
• Do your allergies get worse at a certain time?
• Do they get better at a certain time?
• When did your allergies begin?
• Do you have respiratory problems?
Did You Know Allergy Medications Have Side Effects?
Conventional methods of treating allergies include pharmaceutical medications, such as antihistamines like Chlor-Trimetron and Benadryl or decongestants like Sudafed and Afrin. These medications can have multiple side effects, sometimes even severe reactions. Some side effects of allergy medications include:
• Weight gain
• Facial swelling
• Blurry vision
• Loose stools
• Dry mouth
• Shortness of breath
Now, let me ask you this. Given the choice, would you rather mask your allergy symptoms only to have them return again or get rid of the cause of your allergies safely and naturally?
Discover A Natural, Holistic Treatment For Allergy Relief
Imagine what it would be like if you could breathe easier, could think more clearly without sinus pressure and go through your day without an itchy nose and throat.
Acupuncture is a safe, effective and natural way to relieve allergies, without the side effects of medication. Acupuncture brings your body back into balance, restoring your body’s system functions and increasing your body’s ability to protect itself from allergens. A recent study in Japan revealed that COPD patients who received acupuncture experienced significant improvement in breathing ability and were able to walk farther.
“Acupuncture as an aid in respiratory ailments might be safer than the prolonged use of drugs,” Dr. Kim Jobst, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Do You Or Anyone You Know Suffer From Allergies?
At Complete Oriental Medical Care in Minneapolis, MN we will create an individualized treatment strategy specific to your symptoms, based on your personalized diagnosis. Licensed acupuncturist Steven Sonmore will form your treatment plan by diagnosing your condition using Chinese pulse and tongue diagnosis. The goal of the treatment plan is to not only eliminate symptoms of allergies, but also to address the root cause that is causing your health problem. Acupuncture treatments may be combined with Chinese herbs, dietary changes and/or exercise in order to balance, build and support your body’s ability to maintain optimal health.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
After making a diagnosis Steven Sonmore will place fine sterile needles at specific points to stimulate energy and blood flow and unblock obstructions that are causing the imbalances in your body. This process is painless, safe and very relaxing. Licensed acupuncturist Steven Sonmore has been a holistic health practitioner for over 20 years and is a practitioner of an advanced acupuncture method called the Balance Method or I Ching acupuncture. This method of acupuncture involves placing needles from the elbows to the fingers and the knees to the toes, so there is no need to remove your clothing. We have found the Balance Method acupuncture to have faster results, is more effective and longer lasting than Traditional Chinese acupuncture and can give you immediate relief!
Acupuncture Can Help Allergies
Acupuncture has helped billions of people over the years and it might help you too. Right now at Complete Oriental Medical Care in Minneapolis, MN we are running a limited time offer where you can get a free 15 minute individualized acupuncture consultation with Steven Sonmore! This offer is only valid through June 23rd so act quickly to take advantage of your free acupuncture consultation! Find out how acupuncture can help your health problem. Call Complete Oriental Medical Care now at 952-831-8080 to schedule your consultation today or go to our contact page.
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