Acupuncture has been in use for thousands of years and even today it is a widely practiced form of complementary medicine in Kelowna in British Columbia, Canada as well as all parts of the world. Kelowna, the largest city in the Okanagan Valley has its fair share of allergy sufferers who love the beauty of this area but who suffer with wheezing and sneezing with fresh cut grass and blossoms.
Many people will once again reach for their anti-histamines and wonder how they can end this repetitive pattern of allergies and medications. For many it can be a relief to know that if they consider acupuncture, which they have heard so much about, it is safe to use with conventional Western medicine. Acupuncture Kelowna specialists treat patients of all ages, and have special training in pediatric acupuncture when it comes to treating children.
More and more people in Kelowna are looking at acupuncture after conventional medicine has let them down and even their pets are benefiting from this safe allergy treatment.
Holistic Approach to Allergies
It was the Dutch Doctor, Willem Ten Rhyne, who first introduced acupuncture in 1683, and today this ancient healing practice of traditional Chinese medicine is being used to treat migraine, arthritis, back ache, urinary infections, respiratory problems and allergies among many other ailments. Allergies are not be taken lightly, and the fact that hundreds of people in America alone die each year because of food-, insect- and drug allergies, people are asking the question ‘how does acupuncture help with allergies?’ Conventional medicine simply treats the symptom whereas acupuncture looks for a pattern of disharmony in the body and seeks to bring it back into harmony. To this end acupuncture Kelowna experts look at the natural flow of energy through the body and aim to clear energy blockages.
What Triggers Allergies in the First Place?
Acupuncture often relieves allergy symptoms immediately for the huge population of people around the world who are affected by allergies. An allergy is an adverse reaction to substances like dust, animal hair, and grass. Many patients have been suffering with allergies for years and are sick of taking antibiotics and suffering further with side effects and a compromised immune system.
Acupuncture Kelowna specialists insert stainless-steel needles at specific points known as energy or acupuncture points just under the skin in order to reach the meridian pathways. The depth of the inserted needles will depend on the acupuncture point selected and the patient’s age. The needles trigger a healing response for runny eyes and nose, headaches, sneezing, aching muscles and intestinal disturbances which contribute to other more serious disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic bronchitis, migraines and kidney disorders.
A Path to Health
Acupuncture Kelowna specialists make sure their patients are comfortable and relaxed when they visit them. They explain to their patients that treatment frequency and duration will be different with each patient and will depend on the nature and severity of the allergy. Chronic allergy conditions may require a series of treatments.
Tired of battling with red, runny eyes and nose? Acupuncture Kelowna experts know too well that the East has an ancient tradition of healing and the people of Kelowna are looking towards these acupuncture specialists as a road to enjoying well-being that has evaded them for so long.