Countless people all over the globe suffer some type of allergy. The number of allergy sufferers dramatically rises during the seasons of spring and summer. Allergic rhinitis, sneezing, rashes and red, swollen and teary eyes are some of the allergic symptoms that plague people with allergy. These people avail of symptomatic relief from prescription or over the counter drugs for their allergies. Advocates of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) deem acupuncture to be one of the best natural treatments for allergies because it looks into the causes of allergies and addresses not only the symptoms but their root causes as well; this gives long term health benefits for the sufferer besides the treatment of his/her allergy. Two of the biggest issues with prescription and OTC medicines are that they have many harmful side effects and that they do not address the root cause of the allergy.
Acupuncture, on the other hand, treats the underlying cause of the symptoms.
Experts believe that allergies are severe responses of the body to stimulants existing in the atmosphere that are harmless to many other people. Acupuncture is a very old unconventional type of healing that entails the insertion of ultra thin needles into certain parts of the patient’s body in a bid to clear out obstructions to the flow of vital energy or life force. The continuous free flow of this life force results in the person’s immune system working in optimal fashion. Health problems develop when the balance and flow of life energy get disrupted causing the person’s immune system to provide for inadequate protection thus resulting in allergies. Acupuncture’s objective is to bring back balance and health to the immune system. This is achieved by the needles stimulating the meridians or the pathways where life energy travels.
Eye redness, tearful eyes, sneezing, headaches, sore throat, cough and stuffed runny nose are some of the symptoms of seasonal allergies that afflict all kinds of people all over the world. These symptoms can be removed or controlled by addressing the root problems of allergy. The needles inserted are specifically used to address both the symptoms and root of the condition. Quite a number of meridians conveying vital energy exist inside a person’s body. When meridians crisscross each other, there is a high risk the balance of energy will become upset. The stimulation of these meridians to remove blockages to the flow of life energy or Qi is the main objective of acupuncture and acupressure.
Acupressure in Bringing Back Balance to the Immune System by Correcting the Flow of Chi
People who practice acupressure think that allergies are due to the weaknesses developing in the protective energy (wei Qi) and righteous energy (zhen Qi) energy of the body. Moreover, the function of the digestive system may become problematic due to poor dietary choices that result in the allergic reaction symptoms of the individual. The deficiencies in the protective and righteous energies are manifested in the problematic energy system of the body’s major organs like the lungs, spleen, kidneys, liver, etc. There may be different points in the body that the acupuncturist will treat different patients since similar allergic reactions may be due to different underlying causes.
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