Although Tampa was not listed on the Top 10 Worst Cities for Allergies list, there are many that suffer in our area, especially in the spring. Symptoms may include a runny nose, sneezing, skin irritations, watery itchy eyes, coughing, or difficulty breathing. The cause can be anything from pollen, to dust and some feel it the worst when around animal dander.
You may have turned to over-the-counter medications, or even allergy shots, to find relief. When you find that those treatments are not enough, you might want to consider acupuncture instead.
Acupuncture is defined by the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture as, “a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.”
As a licensed acupuncture physician, I have helped many people find relief from their allergy symptoms. Some see results in the first visit, while others may need to come in for multiple sessions. The severity of the symptoms will dictate what number of treatments are necessary.
While many allergy medicines will leave you feeling groggy, acupuncture has no negative side effects, and may even leave you feeling more energized. Contact Palm Wellness today to give it a try!
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Blog postings by Natalie Maddox Rougie, DOM, AP owner of Palm Wellness in Tampa, FL.