Acupuncture for allergies and hay fever

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Acupuncture, Allergies | No Comments

It’s officially spring! Portland boasts a long, glorious spring season. But allergy season is just around the corner for hay fever sufferers. Luckily, acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy can help with seasonal allergies.

Acupuncture treats allergies in two ways: it addresses the root cause of the allergies, and it also treats the symptoms. It is best to start treating seasonal allergies in months preceding the hay fever season. This way, acupuncture and herbs may be utilized to address the root cause of the allergies, and thus lessen or completely reduce the allergy symptoms. If hay fever symptoms manifest during the allergy season, these can be greatly reduced with acupuncture and herbs.

There are a few simple things you can do at home to help manage allergy symptoms, including using a neti pot, showering, and using an air filter at home. Look for my next post on self-care tips for managing your seasonal allergies.

If you want to learn how acupuncture and herbal medicine can help you with your seasonal allergies, contact Boynn McIntire at All and One Acupuncture in northeast Portland. Appointments and a free consultation may be scheduled by calling (503) 281-6909 or by booking online at

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