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Spring Allergies Frequently Asked Questions

Acupuncture and Functional Nutrition

With spring’s delights in the air, warm sunshine and the reemergence of mother nature brings a refreshing change of pace. But with the sweet relief from winter’s frigid hibernation, comes pollen, mold spores and other airborne allergens that leave an estimated 50 million Americans itching, sneezing and wheezing all season long.

This month, we’re committed to helping you find relief and combat your symptoms. And to help you better understand spring allergies, we’re sharing frequently asked questions during the sneezing season.

Can you suddenly develop seasonal allergies in adulthood?

As answered by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and immunology (ACAAI)

Yes. Although allergies are common in children, they can occur at any time and any age. Sometimes allergies go away, but they also can come back years later. If you suspect you have an allergy, you should keep track of your symptoms with MyNasalAllergyJournal.org and see an allergist to find relief. By understanding what allergens trigger your symptoms and how to avoid them, you can find relief from spring allergies this season, says Dr. Richard Weber, an allergist and ACAAI president. An allergist can help you find the source of your suffering and stop it, not just treat the symptoms.

At Aligned Modern Health, we offer a number of tools to help prevent and relieve allergy symptoms – including Acupuncture. It is ideal to go to Acupuncture before all your symptoms kick in. This means right now, before everything is fully bloomed,  is a great time to learn more about Acupuncture and Allergy Prevention.

As EveryDayHealth reports:

A study published in the European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, found significant reduction of allergy symptoms for study participants who received acupuncture treatments 3 times per week for 4 weeks, as compared to participants who did not receive it. Kelly LeGendre, LAc, owner of The Fix Community Acupuncture in Tucson, Ariz., says the earlier you start acupuncture as a proactive measure to treat allergies, the better. “It can take a little while to correct the underlying imbalances that allow the symptoms to develop, and that time varies based on the severity of the imbalance. There should definitely be a noticeable reduction in symptoms after a few months, but severe cases may require ongoing treatment.” Acupuncture can also help if allergies have already flared. “If you wait until you’re experiencing symptoms, I can usually reduce or resolve symptoms such as runny nose, coughing, sneezing, wheezing, and red, itchy eyes, but you may need to continue treatment throughout the allergy season to maintain improvements.”

If you’re dreading the return of sneezing, sniffles, stuffiness, and itchy, watery or dry eyes, contact us for a free consultation to learn about treatment options that can strengthen your body, activate your immune system and significantly reduce symptoms, without unpleasant side effects.