Many of us are looking forward to the spring weather to come, but some of you are not so happy to see the buds coming out on those trees! All of those beautiful spring blossoms trigger allergies.

Spring and summer allergies are only a few of the nasties that make us so uncomfortable. For some it is the mold that has been hiding under the snow all winter. For others it is grass, ragweed, pets etc. but the result is the same; you have to choose between being stuffy, itchy, wheezing and snivelly, or taking pills that have other side-effects.

I have suffered from spring allergies myself for most of my adult life, but now I have a quick fix and a prevention method that I can share with others.

I have my magic needles that clear the sinuses and ease my itchy throat or watery eyes!
Many of my acupuncture clients come in for allergy treatment and prevention. I have several success stories to share and there are several links you can also take a peek at here:

Some Turning to Acupuncture for Relief, CBS Chicago

How Does Acupuncture Work for Allergies?, E How Health

Acupuncture not only opens up the passages in the body to relieve the congestion, it helps to build your energy and stimulate your immune system, so that future seasons will be less stressful, or you may even be free of your allergies completely.

Now for the success stories!

My allergies may creep up in the early spring, but one or two acupuncture sessions usually has me fixed up for the whole season. No more eye drops and no more anti-histamines for me.

I have treated young children with spring and summer allergies. Kids are sometimes not crazy about needles, so I can do acupressure or laser acupuncture on them. Kids are easier to treat and don’t require as much intervention as their bodies haven’t had quite as long to form bad habits.

A client of mine from a few years ago had been suffering with hay fever for her whole life. She found immediate and lasting relief from her symptoms after only one treatment!

Another client of mine had been suffering with severe allergies to just about anything you could name. All animals, dust, mold, pollen, grass, weeds etc. Everything set her off. She had been to allergy specialists her whole life. She got shots once a month, plus took anti-histamines every day for over 20 years just to survive.

We did acupuncture treatments once a week for 8 weeks, then every 2 weeks for another 8 weeks. Within the first month she was able to reduce her allergy pills from 3 or 4 a day to 3 or 4 a week! After the first few months she was actually able to visit friends with pets and just take a single allergy pill. This was a huge change and a new-found freedom for her as she had always had to stay away from places where there were animals.

After 4 months of treatment she had an appointment with her allergy specialist for testing. They couldn’t figure out how over 50% of her life long allergies had suddenly vanished!

These are just a few success stories. Wouldn’t you like to have your own success story to share?

If you suffer from severe or long-standing allergies, you will require more treatments than someone with less severe allergies, but most people find at least some relief after the first few visits. Get in touch if you would like to learn more about treating your allergies and remember that prevention is the best method. Try to get in to see me before your usual allergy season starts and you may find yourself becoming a spring lover after all!

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