Can Acupuncture Care Help Alleviate Allergies?

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If you are searching for allergy relief without the use of medicine, chiropractic care in the form of acupuncture may be the life-changing solution you are looking for. In research studies, seasonal allergy and eczema sufferers reported an improvement to their quality of life after receiving acupuncture treatments for their symptoms.

At Tannenbaum Chiropractic in Beverly Hills, our health and wellness team includes acupuncturists specialized in targeting relief from certain allergies. Don’t hesitate—end your suffering naturally and call Tannenbaum Chiropractic to schedule an acupuncture appointment today!

What is Acupuncture?

Now gaining traction as an accessible option in western medicine practices, acupuncture is a practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that uses specific placements of needles to target medical conditions. This practice is based on the belief that acupuncture points are connected by a network of energy lines called meridians, which act as a pathway for our body’s energy to flow. When these energy lines—known as the defensive qi—are disrupted, a myriad of symptoms may occur. To reestablish these flow lines, acupuncture aims to reestablish communication between organs and the nervous system, helping to improve the immune system and alleviate many symptoms and conditions.

This procedure is accomplished by a trained practitioner who gently administers needles under the skin in different placements of the body. The needles are hair-thin, and the placements are well-studied areas that specifically target the organs associated with the condition being treated.

What the Research Says About Treating Allergies with Acupuncture

In a German study published by Annals of Internal Medicine, two groups of participants were studied: allergy sufferers who sought relief through acupuncture, and those that took over the counter antihistamines to treat their allergy symptoms. After two months, those that received acupuncture reported less need for medication to treat their allergies, as well as an overall improved quality of life over other control groups. Though results are mixed, quantifiable evidence suggests acupuncture as a viable solution to allergy relief as a means to reduce the need to take allergy medication.

Regular acupuncture treatments can naturally alleviate allergy symptoms such as:

  • Runny nose
  • Itchy eyes
  • Scratchy throat
  • Inflammation
  • Puffy eyes
  • Eczema

As acupuncture seeks to improve immunity through circulation of the body’s energy, treatment for allergies are focused at the front of the body. By stimulating the defensive qi in this area, your body can naturally improve immunity and work to lessen the onset of allergic reactions.

Acupuncture in Beverly Hills

At Tannenbaum Chiropractic, our team is proud to boast client-centered approaches to all of our treatment options. Because acupuncture can treat a variety of ailments, we will target specific acupuncture points based on your needs for allergy symptom relief.

At your appointment, you can expect a relaxing session that will yield relief immediately. Overall, your recommended session frequency is dependent on your personal needs and the severity of your allergy symptoms. While some people see prolonged relief after only one session, others require multiple sessions over 4-6 weeks to realign your body’s immune system response.

Alleviating allergies naturally with acupuncture in Beverly Hills is possible at Tannenbaum Chiropractic. Call to schedule an appointment with our acupuncturist in Beverly Hills and live the allergy-free live you deserve!