Eye allergies, hay fever, congestion, ear pain, runny nose, watery eyes, puffiness, itching, and wheezing are all discomforts associated with seasonal allergies.
What is an allergy?
An allergy is a hypersensitivity to environmental conditions. This hypersensitivity may be seasonal or perennial and results in the inflammation and irritation of the mucous membranes, stuffy nose, runny eyes, and sneezing. Allergies can be intermittent or become chronic.
Causes of allergies
Like any other allergy, allergies typically occur due to environmental factors or foods. As a result, our bodies' immune systems make antibodies that release histamines and other chemicals into the eyes. As a result, allergies may cause temporary vision blurriness, sneezing, and congestion, which should resolve within days. However, if the effects persist, consult your doctor. Seasonal allergies happen at particular times, and triggers include pollen, animal dander, insect stings, or airborne allergens. People most at risk for developing allergies are children and individuals with asthma or a family history of asthma. Perennial allergies last year-round and are typically caused by environmental factors such as dust mites, allergens, or pets.
Symptoms and treatment for allergy
Typical allergy symptoms are itching, redness, burning, swelling, tearing up, sneezing, or nasal congestion. Wearing sunglasses helps protect from light sensitivity, direct wind, and pollen. Lifestyle choices that contribute to cleanliness help to reduce other allergens. Many people resort to at-home treatment and self-help. However, many allergies can be treated with over-the-counter medications such as (refrigerated) eyedrops and anti-histamines. It's also a good idea to isolate the cause of the allergy and reduce exposure. Severe allergies may require corticosteroids and more extended treatment regimens. In addition to traditional treatment, alternative therapies can be remarkably effective.
How can acupuncture/SAAT help?
Acupuncture improves the blood flow to target healing and cell regeneration. Eye-specific acupuncture treatment also releases endorphins, reducing itching, redness, and pain. In addition, acupuncture improves immunity and, therefore, resistance to allergens by stimulating circulation. Dr. Paul Nogier first initiated SAAT in 1956. The treatment method involves acupuncture and the outer ear area. Later Dr. Nader Soliman further refined the SAAT (Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment) method. SAAT is a one-time treatment to eliminate seasonal, food, medication, and environmental allergies.
Find the best acupuncture treatments
Given all options, how do you know which treatment is proper for you? We can help. Bring along any relevant medical history performed within three months. This documentation helps us evaluate your progress when tracking pre-and post-treatment visit cycles. Reach out to Fast Relief acupuncture today to schedule your first consultation and determine the best treatment course.
My Name is John Kim
I have been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. When I first started my acupuncture career, my primary goal as a practitioner was to help people anguishing from living with pain everyday of their lives. I have seen on numerous occasions what chronic pain can do to a person physically but also seen how it can debilitate a person’s psyche as well.
Throughout the years, I have studied, developed and incorporated a very unique treatment protocol that has successfully treated and effectively reduced pain levels on chronic pain patients. I have combined traditional methods of acupuncture along with modern, research proven techniques to help reduce chronic pain symptoms in a safe, non- chemically addictive, and effective process.
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