Acupuncture and Seasonal Allergies
by Patrick J. LaRiccia, M.D.
Millions of dollars are spent on medications and the allergy shots for the treatment of seasonal allergies. I have seen many patients who failed medication and allergy shots respond to acupuncture. Patients can determine the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment by tracking the number of sneezes per day and the number of itching episodes around their eyes. Patients continue with whatever standard treatments they are currently undergoing while getting acupuncture treatments. Most patients end up significantly reducing or eliminating their dependence on allergy medications. Prospective patients should speak with the acupuncturist and inquire about past experience in treating seasonal allergies and their success rate. In conclusion, it is my opinion that acupuncture is an excellent treatment option for seasonal allergies.