Spring time is finally here in Chicago, which is reason enough to throw open the windows and celebrate! The sun is shining, the weather is patio perfect, and it’s hard not to smile.
Yet 36 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies would tell you that the relief from winter comes at a cost. If you are among those of us who are itching, sneezing, wheezing, and achey all season, try our top 3 favorite allergy antidotes:
- Acupuncture is a clear winner for not just allergy relief – but also allergy prevention. Acupuncture helps relieve allergy symptoms and also helps build up your immune system to decrease inflammation in your body. Typically, you would want to start allergy presentation treatment about two months before the season begins. However, acupuncture is frequently used to address seasonal allergic rhinitis (all the nasal congestion and sinus pressure that comes with allergies). You don’t have to take our word for it, studies have shown that it works!
- Local Honey. Nothing could be sweeter than this remedy. The idea behind this is that you are ingesting local pollen and over time, you will become less sensitive to the pollen.
- Acupressure. When you are waiting for your next acupuncture appointment and you want something that offers natural allergy relief – free of side effects, Acupressure works great to relieve tension and increase circulation. Dr. Kelsey Tangel, DACM, our South Loop acupuncturist, demonstrates three points that are easy to find. To begin, gently and gradually apply pressure. Breathe deeply and continue for 2-3 minutes.
If you’re seeking relief from allergies, contact us for a free consultation to learn about treatment options that can significantly reduce symptoms and prevent allergies without unpleasant side effects. With several clinics throughout Chicago and surrounding suburbs, our team of integrative experts are here to help you take charge of your health and live life to the fullest!
Feature Provider: Dr. Kelsey Tangel, DACM, is an acupuncturist at Aligned Modern Health in the South Loop. Learn more about Dr. Tangel, DACM, here!