One of the best things about living in the Irvine and Orange County area is the beautiful weather, nature, and scenery. Unfortunately, this also means a longer and more acute allergy season. Acupuncture can help bring relief for people suffering from seasonal allergies, year round allergies, eczema, and similar conditions, so they can enjoy the beauty around them without worrying about a stuffed nose, itching, or feeling weak.
Many people do not get good results out of conventional antihistamine medications used to treat allergies. Others suffer from the side effects such as moodiness, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and nausea. Studies have shown that acupuncture can be an effective alternative treatment for seasonal medication. Even if a patient does not want to completely get rid of antihistamines, acupuncture can help greatly reduce the amount of medication taken, significantly lessening the side effects.
Other studies have shown acupuncture is effective for treating year round allergies. In another case, both acupuncture and acupressure have been shown to lead to improvements in patients suffering from eczema. It is important to remember acupuncture has successfully been used for thousands of years throughout the world. However it has only been in the past few years that rigorous scientific testing has been done looking at its effectiveness for specific conditions. These studies show acupuncture does show promising results and is safe. As more time passes and more trials are done, with a greater number of patients, for more conditions, acupuncture will become more and more accepted in the category of ‘mainstream medicine’.
Acupuncture can help you beat your allergies, no matter what the cause. It is safe and does not have the negative side effects that other chemical medications can cause. Of course, the most effective allergy therapies are those that are holistic. Many factors within our lifestyle can be important. And every patient will need their own unique treatment. This is why is it important to consult with a experienced professional. Dr. Mansouri is a licensed, board certified acupuncturist with over 20 years of experience helping patients with allergies and other conditions in the Irvine and Orange County area.