• Lesley Heidrich

Spring into Action

Spring means flower buds and blooming trees — and if you're one of the millions of people who have seasonal allergies, it also means sneezing, congestion, a runny nose, and other bothersome symptoms. Seasonal allergies — also referred to as 'hay fever' and 'allergic rhinitis' — can make you miserable. And, more severe cases can even cause sinus headaches or sinus infections.

Have hope though! Acupuncture can help treat your allergies!

Specific facial acupuncture points target the frontal (located at the forehead) and ethmoid (located behind the eyes and at the cheeks) sinuses. These sinuses are often the ones that become inflamed with fluid and/or mucus during the allergy season. Acupuncture, however, helps drain those sinuses, reduce inflammation, and can calm the redness and itching of the eyes. Supplemental points are also used on the arms and legs to help facilitate this process of relief.

Acupuncture is extremely versatile! Don't be afraid to give it a try this spring and save yourself from a lot of itching and sneezing.

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