Spring has sprung and with it so have our allergies. This year Coloradans have had an exceptionally cold long winter making spring a welcome change for us all. Flowers are in bloom, seeds are sprouting, the sun feels warmer and the days are getting longer. The sense of renewal is invigorating. Spring is a time of new beginnings, rejuvenation and heightened spirits. The downside however is those pesky Spring Allergies that affect so many of us. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs have been used to treat Spring Allergies for centuries. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the symptoms of Spring Allergies are almost always related to the element of wind are a result of a blockage of Qi. Allergies in TCM are referred to as "Bi Yuan" or "nose-pool". Bi Yuan comes from a deficiency in Wei Qi, which is the internal force that protects us from wind. As is common with patterns involving wind, allergy symptoms often come out of the blue and hit those who suffer from them like a freight train with a sudden onset of symptoms: itchy, red and watery eyes, sneezing, scratchy throat and a heavy sensation in the head/body.
Acupuncture treatment plans for allergies vary from patient to patient with possible results ranging from temporary relief to complete remission. Acupuncture frequently relieves allergy symptoms immediately by manipulating points around the nose as a result nasal congestion and sneezing are usually relieved as soon as the needles are inserted.
Schedule your appointment today to experience how acupuncture can help you spring into feeling your best.