If you live in Florida, and struggle with seasonal pollen allergies, you will know that the season is upon us. There are a few tell-tale signs that pollen season is kicking into full gear: a runny and congested nose, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes and cars covered in yellow powder.
Tree pollen season in Florida can begin as early as late December and run through May. It is around Valentine’s Day every year that everything outside is sprinkled with fine yellow pollen from the oak trees. This lasts for about 6 weeks. The symptoms associated with it can be very annoying and affect your daily life.
Are you tired of drinking antihistamine and looking for an alternative to fix the root cause of your problem? Are you ready to live a life free of allergies? I have been treating patients successfully for over two decades for various allergies.
Acupuncture is so widely recognized these days, that patients usually seek treatment at my clinic, asking for acupuncture. Acupuncture can help control the body’s inflammatory reaction to allergens. The benefits are cumulative and sustained results are seen with regular visits. It’s common to see relief from nasal and sinus congestion moments after the needles are inserted.
I also use Chinese herbs and homeopathic remedies to treat allergies. It can be done in conjunction with acupuncture treatments or on its own. There is no one size fits all approach in the medicine I practice. Each patient presents with their own unique set of symptoms. These present due to a variety of reasons, including things like genetics, lifestyle, environmental exposure, diet, physical and emotional factors.
Things that you can do at home to at least get a little relief or cut back on the congestion:
Shower frequently to wash the pollen off your body and hair.
Wash your clothes for the same reason as above.
Close the windows. Make sure the air conditioner filters in your home and car are clean.