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A Holistic Approach to Allergy Relief: How Acupuncture Can Help You Breathe Easier
woman with allergies by cottonbro studio


If you experience allergy symptoms, acupuncture can be an effective way to alleviate them. In addition to acupuncture, there are also three at-home strategies you can try to help manage your allergies. These strategies may help you find relief from symptoms associated with pollen and other allergens.

I’d like to talk about allergies. Are they bothering you? Allergies are a waste of your body’s precious energy resources. You don’t want your body to be wasting energy on an allergy response that it could be using for fertility instead! What can you do? Well, of course acupuncture can be used to manage nasal pollen allergies, and here are 3 more ideas in case you’d like to give them a try….

1. Local Honey

I wrote an article in the San Francisco Examiner about how local honey has been shown to help with the symptoms of nasal allergies. It works!  But it needs to be local honey with the pollen intact. Commercial honeys have the pollen strained out of it. They do not work.

2. Nasal Rinse

It can really help to try a nasal rinse. This takes many forms: Neti-pot, Lavage, just the saline rinse bottle… physically removing the allergens can be very helpful.  But… you do feel the water running through the passages, there is no way around that.

3. Himalayan Salt Lamp

Some people have luck with the Himalayan salt lamp. You’d want to keep it on for many hours of the day and make sure that it’s big enough for the space that you are hoping to treat.  I do find mine helpful. Of course, I need to keep the doors and windows closed.


Acupuncture can be used to help manage your allergy symptoms.  It typically begins working while the patient is on the table. It’s so nice to walk out breathing easy, especially if it’s been several days or longer since that last time breathing was easy. Studies show that acupuncture does blunt the immune reaction body response that leads to symptoms like sniffly, sneezing and post nasal drip.

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Remember to consult with a health professional before making changes.