Acupuncture is a longstanding, natural, and drug-free treatment method for health concerns ranging from headaches to depression to back pain and more. It involves inserting filiform needles into specific points on the body. This process is thought to restore the flow of vital energy, or qi, throughout the body.
Many patients can benefit from the use of acupuncture to alleviate allergy symptoms. With acupuncture, you may even be able to overcome allergies without the need for conventional medication.
The Link Between Acupuncture and Immunity
Certain meridians used in acupuncture are thought to boost the circulation of defensive qi. This is a form of energy that’s linked to immune function. By targeting the meridians that stimulate and circulate defensive qi, acupuncture may naturally enhance your immunity.
The meridians that are targeted for allergies are located on the front of the body and may include the:
How Acupuncture Can Help With Allergies
Allergy symptoms result from the immune system’s reaction to an allergen, such as pollen, pet dander, insect venom, or certain foods. Although the allergen is often harmless, the immune system attacks it, leading to symptoms that may include a runny nose, sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, and hives.
By regulating the immune system, acupuncture may help prevent the immune response that causes uncomfortable allergy symptoms.
Various clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of acupuncture for allergies. For example, a review and meta-analysis of studies with a total of 2,365 participants found that acupuncture caused significantly reduced nasal symptoms and improved participants’ quality of life when compared to those who didn’t receive acupuncture treatment.
At The Rubin Health Center, we offer acupuncture to help with a range of ailments, including allergies. If you’re interested in this natural, drug-free alternative to conventional allergy treatments, contact our Acupuncture Physicians today.