Seasonal allergies cause misery for all ages in almost every part of the United States. Sneezing, a runny nose that requires constant blowing and itchy watery eyes are most often addressed with OTC medications or allergy shots that net millions each year for profitable manufacturers. There is another solution, however. There are promising results for relief of allergy symptoms with acupuncture in Everett.
Traditional medicine operates on the theory that allergies are an acute hypersensitive reaction that lymphocytes produce when they interact with airborne materials like pollen. These lymphocytes are present in the blood, spleen, bone marrow, lymph nodes and gastrointestinal tract.
Utilizing acupuncture to treat symptoms by targeting meridians in the stomach, spleen and large intestine. A favorable body response is often immediate and long-lasting. After an initial treatment series, patients typically schedule “booster” therapy several times each year to reduce the likelihood of unwanted symptoms. In addition, it can be quite helpful for patients to avoid milk and sugar, as they seem to aggravate symptoms.
Many individuals who have not experienced success with medication or allergy shots respond quite well to acupuncture treatment. A medical evaluation can be very helpful in determining if this type of therapy will work for a particular individual.
Contact Drs. Wright and Duarte at McQuinn Naturopathic by phoning (425) 905-2487 to make an appointment for a consultation about acupuncture in Everett. We will be happy to discuss your concerns and general health to see if this ages-old practice will work well for you.