Acupuncture and natural medicine can look to find the cause of certain seasonal allergies and work to prevent seasonal attacks.
Seasonal Allergies Definition:
Seasonal allergies are usually present during changes in season. Symptoms can be sudden and are often itchy eyes, and nasal congestion. Sometimes called “hay fever.” Normally, people breathe in these substances without a problem. However, when a person has a weakened immune system or extra sensitive, an allergy may result. Many people first get seasonal allergies when they are children or young adults. The allergies maybe lifelong, but symptoms can get better or worse over time.
Seasonal Allergies Causes:
Seasonal allergies are often triggered by a change in weather, reaction to tree, grass or ragweed, pollens and mold which is very common in the Pacific Northwest and Seattle.
Seasonal Allergies Symptoms:
Seasonal allergies have a wide range of symptoms but most commonly: dry itchy eyes, nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, low energy, and headaches.
Seasonal Allergies Treatments:
Acupuncture and natural medicine can look to find the cause of certain seasonal allergies and work to prevent seasonal attacks. Symptoms such as itchy eyes, runny nose, cough, low energy, and headaches have been shown to be reduced following acupuncture treatments.
Use of certain supplements, essential oils, and dietary interventions have also been shown to be effective in treatment of seasonal allergies.
To make an appointment and stay clear of seasonal allergies, give our Bothell office a call today at (425) 686-4498!
Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist in Bothell, WA at her practice Starting Point Acupuncture. She is a pain specialist, seeing people who suffer from chronic pain, migraines, as well as digestive issues. Offering pain relief injections, acupuncture, and nutrition consults. Most insurances accepted. Dr. Ellie Heintze is also the author of the book, A Starting Point Guide to Going Gluten-Free on Amazon. As the director of the nonprofit, The Pain Relief Project, she also offers sliding scale, low-cost care for those on Medicare or uninsured.