Acupuncture treatment offers excellent results to prevent and fight allergies, decreasing the intensity of the crises, spacing the occurrences and even ridding the patient of the problem definitively. “Acupuncture stimulates points that activate the body’s energy channels,helping to control functions,stimulating the production of natural analgesics and strengthening the immune system.”
The Chinese use acupuncture, introducing capillary needles at specific points of the body, for more than 2,500 years. But the West was slow to adopt the technique. Its popularization was slow and only recently acupuncture and acupuncture clinics entered in the Western health care. The World Health Organization list sinusitis and acute rhinitis as diseases that can be treated by acupuncture. This was based on clinical experience, not only in controlled studies. Western studies also recommend acupuncture, indicating that stimulates the release of endorphins, our body’s natural painkillers, that contribute to a sense of well-being.
According to the acupuncturist, the relief generally appears within 30 minutes after the beginning of the session. If the acupuncture goals don’t reach the expected result in 30 minutes, then conventional medicine should be used immediately. Although acupuncture is, in fact, better suited to deal with cases that are chronic rather than acute, it can be used alone or in conjunction with allopathic or homeopathic medication, which is a great adjunct to acupuncture therapy in cases of respiratory allergies, in both the acute and chronic cases.
Acupuncture stimulates the mechanisms of self-healing, enabling the body to process and filter allergens. In acupuncture, very fine needles are placed on the skin surface, at specific points along the body to promote dispersion and energy flow. After the insertion of the specific points for allergy, many patients feel immediate relief of allergy symptoms. The nasal pressure is reduced, the nasal passages are unlocked, the itchy eyes decreases and patients can breathe more easily through the nose. For the treatment of seasonal allergic, the best time to start the acupuncture treatment is one month earlier before the normal time of the allergic attacks.
Acupuncture is a very highly skilled natural treatment which requires needles to be placed in an exact area of the body and to be moved in a highly specific manner. Only experienced, trained acupuncturists who are certified to practice this treatment should treat your allergies with acupuncture. You should not in any circumstance trust an amateur to administer the treatment. To see the credentials that offer these treatments for your allergies is an very important way to protect your health.