Acupuncture is not often the first solution to come to mind as a treatment for respiratory conditions such as allergies, common colds, asthma, emphysema and bronchitis; however, it should be a considered as a treatment option for these ailments to find natural relief. As a holistic medicine, acupuncture can help defeat the various symptoms associated with these conditions. At Modern Acupuncture, treatments are specialized to each guest so that your unique symptoms are specifically targeted.
Respiratory issues can not only be debilitating, but also frightening as the lungs are one of the body’s most vital organs. All of our cells require oxygen, and the lungs are responsible for transporting oxygen into the bloodstream. The purpose of acupuncture is to stimulate blood flow which makes it an ideal treatment for issues with the lungs. The increased blood flow helps support the immune system and dilate the airways, and the strategic placement of the needles can also be used to produce anti-inflammatory agents that relax muscles and improve breathing.
As a natural, noninvasive treatment, acupuncture is an excellent alternative to prescription medications, cough medicines, allergy shots and inhaled steroids that may cause side effects or are cumbersome as they generally must be taken daily. Additionally, acupuncture can help treat multiple symptoms at the same time, whereas an antihistamine, for example, won’t help relieve nasal stuffiness, though it will help with sneezing and itchiness. Many allergy and respiratory condition sufferers experience relief within minutes of the needles being inserted.
Allergies affect many of us and can range from an everyday nuisance to life-threatening. Sneezing, runny nose, asthma, hives or a rash, watery or itchy eyes, and throat irritation are common symptoms of an allergic reaction that can truly put a damper on your quality of life. For everyday to moderate cases of allergies, acupuncture can help relieve a variety of the symptoms that come along with an allergic reaction; stuffy nasal passageways, eczema or skin itchiness, headaches and general inflammation. Modern Acupuncture’s cosmetic acupuncture approach can also target puffiness under and around the eyes caused by allergies. Asthma, whether as an allergic response or as its own condition, can cause anxiety as a result of shortness of breath and chest tightness. Acupuncture is able to help with anxiety as it is a relaxing treatment that helps the body and muscles loosen up naturally.
If traditional treatment options don’t seem to be working or are giving you unpleasant side effects, acupuncture may be your solution. At Modern Acupuncture, our licensed acupuncturists work with each guest to talk through all of their symptoms and ensure that they are receiving the most out of their session. Make an appointment today to start feeling relief from your symptoms and experience the healing benefits of acupuncture.