Fall allergies and cedar fever are a distressing one-two punch for so many of us living in Austin and the surrounding areas.
Autumn is ragweed season, and as soon as your sneezing, coughing and stuffy nose from that particular allergens comes to an end in November, the mountain cedar arrives, bringing with it several more months of misery. Anti-allergy drugs do nothing to actually improve your resistance to allergens – they only provide temporary relief, often at the cost of drowsiness and other unwanted side effects. Instead of stocking up on antihistamines and decongestants, maybe it’s time you discovered the safe, lasting, drug-free allergy relief acupuncture can provide.
Acupuncture has long been used by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine to help address weaknesses or imbalances in the body’s defenses. You may already know about Qi, the life energy that regulates physical systems and health in this form of medicine. A specific type of Qi called Wei controls the body’s defense against diseases and other perceived threats such as allergens. If your Wei is out of balance, so is your allergy response, making you more vulnerable to the extended miseries of fall allergies and cedar fever.
Our acupuncturist can stimulate specific “Wind” points that govern the protective Wei energy, boosting and normalizing your immune response. We can increase this effect by supporting it with dietary modifications, nutritional supplements and other traditional remedies to help you feel better throughout this or any other allergy season. It’s worth noting, however, that the sooner you get started on these natural immune-boosting strategies, the sooner you’ll begin to notice the benefits.
Don’t wait until you’re already suffering from fall allergies or cedar fever; contact Merritt Wellness Center today to schedule an initial consultation and evaluation. We’re ready to help you have a fantastic autumn!