Spring is here and summer is just around the corner, which means, grass, tree and other pollen are already in the air. As beautiful as this time of year is, for many with allergies it can be a real challenge. The body’s natural defense is to produce excess mucous, which often creates nasal congestion, and red, itchy eyes; these can all lead to fatigue (and frustration).
According to a February 2013 report in the Annals of Internal Medicine, about 20 percent of the population suffers from allergic rhinitis (stuffy or runny nose caused by allergies) and patients that receive acupuncture treatments reported significant improvements in symptoms as well as a decreased need for any allergy medication.
Massage for allergies is also a great way to get soothing relief. Massage can help the body’s reaction to the allergens by reducing stress and boosting your immune system, among other things. Facial massage is great for inducing sinus drainage and relieving pressure. Headaches and congestion can also disappear, or lessen in severity, after a massage session.
If you’re looking for some relief this allergy season and would like to try acupuncture or massage (or both), give our CNY Healing Arts practitioners the opportunity to help you. Below is a list or practitioners at each of our locations that would be happy to assist you with relief from your allergy symptoms.
SYRACUSE – Call 315.671.5755 to book a session.
Chi Yi Heon, Paola Begley, and Donald Clarke
Terry Bowers, Yvette Hayden, Vince Nalli, Tina Pierce, Betsy Rengert, Angela Wart, and Amy Laratta
ALBANY – Call 518.724.5750 to book a session.
Warren MacNaughton, LAc, MA, MS and Dr. Yarong Wang
ROCHESTER – Call 585.244.1280 to book a session.
Shelley Szymko-Carroll, L.Ac. and Heather Smith, L.Ac.