The Immune system’s enormous reaction to a commonly naïve substance is known as allergy. The substance that causes allergies is called as an allergen. Most common allergens are certain chemical products, pet hair, mites, dust, ragweed, and pollens. Typical allergic symptoms are difficulty breathing, nasal congestion, sneezing, runny or itchy nose, itchy palate and red or itchy eyes. In some cases, these symptoms can be accompanied by rashes, sinusitis or a headache.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese technique used to treat a number of health conditions. It is performed by inserting very fine needles at specific points in the body called acupuncture points. It is a form of alternative medicine. By inserting the needles the acupuncture practitioners trigger the specific points of the body called meridians. Meridians are the pathways through which life energy flows throughout the body.
Acupuncture for allergies:
The latest study on acupuncture hints that it can relieve itchy eyes and sneezing. During some clinical trials, people who were not relieved by allergy shots and medications, respond to acupuncture. Most patients who were allergic to certain substances, end up reducing their reliance on allergy shots and medications. Many studies and trials suggest that acupuncture can considerably relieve the symptoms of various seasonal allergies. Acupuncture for allergies has a remedial and preventative aspect. Acupuncture techniques are focused on body strengthening, treating and persuading underlying disharmonies.
How Acupuncture works for allergies:
According to the concept of body organs and their functions in the body, weakness of liver or lungs explain the allergic reactions. The first organ of the body that comes into contact with an allergen is the lungs. A weakened form of the lung is liable to the allergen. The liver allows the body to acclimate to its environment, and if not, the adverse response to the allergen happens. Acupuncture rehabilitates the flow of energy inside the body and eradicates disease and pain. It can alleviate symptoms of hay fever also called allergic rhinitis. Acupuncture encourages the lung functions and manages the liver to reduce allergic reactions of the body.