The soft, white puffs of cottonwood blowing through the air this time of year resembles a snow storm! If you live near these trees, you might find yourself having to close car windows because of the possible build-up on the seats inside. When you’re outdoors wearing black pants, they’re covered with dots of white fluff! It’s beautiful and peaceful to look blowing in the air; however, not only is it a nuisance for decks, cars, (and pants!); it also can be an annoying and serious problem for allergy sufferers. On top of that, the rains of spring not only help our flowers and gardens to grow, but it forces mold and mildew to grow which can further aggravate problems.
Some of the medications that are used to help alleviate symptoms for those dealing with allergies can create side effects such as drowsiness or insomnia, irregular heartbeat, decreased alertness, and dry mouth. Sinus infections and upper-respiratory infections often result from chronic problems with allergens. It also tends to be a very costly problem due to days of missed work, physician appointments, and the cost of medications.
Acupuncture is a great way to get relief from seasonal allergies. Acupuncture strengthens the immune system, detoxifies, and relaxes the body. Unlike most medication, acupuncture can provide a break in the cycle of imbalances from environmental factors. This in turn can create a lasting change by strengthening the body’s resistance and natural healing, and regulating the antigen-antibody reactions.
Treating allergies with acupuncture allows for a customized treatment for your needs. Acupuncture treats the symptoms locally, but allows the energy to flow throughout the body. Depleted energy due to the body’s constant reaction to allergens such as sneezing and congestion can be restored through acupuncture as it helps increase blood flow and therefore, increases energy levels leaving you feel revitalized and relieved!
Our acupuncturists at CNY Healing Arts Centers would love to assist you in getting the relief you need! Please call us or just stop in and give us the opportunity to help you. It would be our pleasure!
195 Intrepid Lane, Syracuse, NY 13205
38A Old Sparrowbush Road, Latham, NY 12110
2244 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610
585.244.1280 ext. 2