Acupuncture for Allergies Treatment

What are Allergies?

Allergies occur when our body over reacts to the consumption or exposure to a particular substance. Our body natural defense system i.e. our Immune system mistakes a harmless substance as a dangerous allergen and works overtime fighting it. This hyperactive function of the immune system triggers the cells to produce Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies in the blood to fight the allergen. This antibodies work as policemen and alert the immune system if the allergen enters the body again. Once the immune system gets the signal again it releases histamines and other chemicals into the blood stream. Histamine and other chemicals are the ones responsible for the typical allergy symptoms like hives, nausea, diarrhea, itchy skin, dry or swollen throat, runny nose and breathing difficulties etc.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the process of inserting very fine needles into the human skin to stimulate specific points in the body for therapeutic and healing purposes. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method of healing being time tested for over thousands of years. Acupuncture works on the philosophy that a vital energy flows through the meridians and channels throughout the body. When this energy flow is obstructed or imbalanced, humans experience diseases and health problems. By stimulating the points along the meridians the vital energy reaches its right place in right time and allows the body to heal itself.

Acupuncture for Allergies Treatment:

How does Acupuncture for Allergies Treatment?

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for allergy symptoms that are common across all forms of allergies. Individually or in combination with conventional medicine, acupuncture aims at correcting the underlying imbalance in the immune system. Acupuncture focuses on relieving the symptoms while it aids the body capacity to monitor and regulate the processing of allergens and antibody-antigen reactions.
The acupuncture needles will be pinned at the appropriate acupoints along the meridians and channels. These needles will function as switches in the energy circuits of our body. The placing of needles, the direction of insertion, the depth of insertion and the manipulation of the needles thereafter are the factors that determine the course of the treatment. There is clinical evidence that acupuncture stimulates changes in the immune function. The insertion of needles alters the secretion of the neurohormones and neurotransmitters. They also help in regulating the blood flow both across the center and along the periphery.