Rick is an active 42-year-old-man who came to us a few years ago complaining of allergy symptoms that kept him from enjoying the outdoor activities he loved. Rick was using over-the-counter medication to treat his symptoms, but found they were ineffective or produced side effects that were nearly as bad as the allergy symptoms themselves. Read more
I've suffered from allergies for a long time, after becoming frustrated with the 'off-the-shelf type products' I thought I'd try a natural alternative. From the initial contact with Okanagan Acupuncture I was impressed with their thoroughness in answering my questions and alleviating any concerns.
After 2 treatments my symptoms have decreased significantly and I'm optimistic that the results will continue.I'm confident in recommending OAC to anyone suffering from seasonal allergies, especially to anyone who has tried every available drugstore type anti allergy product and become frustrated with diminishing results.
-David, Peachland, BC
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person.
Hay fever, also called allergic rhinitis or seasonal allergies, is an allergic response to indoor or outdoor airborn allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, or pet dander. This causes cold-like symptoms such as runny nose, congestion, sneezing and sinus pressure. For many people, hay fever is seasonal, worse at certain times of year, especially in the spring, summer or fall. But some people experience hay fever year-round. Hay fever affects about 1 in 5 people and can begin at any age but is most likely to develop in childhood or early adulthood.
Sinusitis is an acute or chronic inflammation of the mucus membranes that line the sinus cavities, causing the sinus membranes to secrete excessive mucus. Acute sinusitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection following an upper respiratory viral infection or an attack of allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergies). Acute sinusitis may also be caused by allergies, pressure or temperature changes, and airborne irritants such as smoke or dust. Chronic sinusitis can be due to incomplete treatment of acute sinusitis or repeated attacks of acute sinusitis.