Acupuncture is used to help treat a variety of things — everything from chronic diseases to immune function to emotional well-being. The effects of acupuncture can help improve your daily living, leaving you feeling refreshing and vibrant each morning when you wake up with a clear mind, and relief from pain, stress, confusion and tiredness.

One of the main health conditions that can be treated with acupuncture is something most of us have experienced at some point in our lives (and if you haven’t, you’re lucky!), and that’s allergies. No one enjoys constant congestion, migraines, having trouble breathing or sneezing and coughing all of the time. Allergies are prominent in South Florida, and luckily, we at Integrative Acupuncture are here to help you kiss them goodbye!

Acupuncture is an effective tool to help strengthen the immune system, which is responsible for things like frequent colds, allergies, feeling tired or lethargic, and the inability to fight off infections. Acupuncture is especially helpful in treating allergies when used in conjunction with Chinese herbs, which also work to enhance the immune system. Studies do show that acupuncture does in fact prove effective in the relief of persistent allergic rhinitis, which is just a fancy name for the commonly known “hay fever.”

Instead of simply prescribing a patient with allergy relief medication like traditional doctors often do, acupuncturists and those who practice functional medicine are more interested in treating the body as a whole. They look for the cause of the allergic reactions — and we don’t mean things like dust or pollen. People with chronic allergies often also show signs of spleen or kidney deficiencies, which could be the root cause of the patient’s allergy problems. Our job as holistic health caregivers is to develop a plan that both addresses the allergy symptoms as well as the immune system imbalances that could be the cause of the allergies in the first place. In addition to providing acupuncture treatment and herbal medicines, we may also refer you to one of our in-house nutritionists to modify your diet which could also be another underlying cause.

Many people are not aware that there could be so many factors playing such large roles in the reason why your trash can is full of tissues, you can barely leave the house during certain times of year, and your throat and eyes are constantly itchy. That’s what we are here for — to show you that there is a chance for relief from all of this, and help you achieve it.

If allergies are the bane of your existence and you are looking to rid yourself from the annoyance and discomfort they bring, you need us! For a free 20-minute consultation with one of our practitioners, call Integrative Acupuncture at 561-819-0530.

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