Spring is finally upon us. Yahoo! Great news, except for the fact that many people don't feel so hot this time of year. The flu is -knock on wood-mostly behind us and allergies have not quite exploded yet. So, why do so many of us feel off in the early days of spring? You can kindly thank your liver!
If you have seasonal allergies, you may want to skip the allergy meds and try seeing an acupuncturist instead. A new study published by the Annals of Internal Medicine found that patients who received acupuncture treatment for seasonal allergic rhinitis reported improvements in symptoms and decreased use of medication compared to those getting standard treatment.
In acupuncture theory, humans are viewed as microcosms of the natural world that surrounds them. Season-particularly the transitional periods, when we move from one season to the the next-factor significantly into how we feel.
Each season is linked with an organ system in the body, spring's system is liver. This means that the liver, as it adjusts to taking over the seasonal reins, is especially vulnerable. When the liver is vulnerable, the functions throughout the body for which the liver is responsible tend to get out of whack.
Eventually, spring can become a time when the liver and its associated functions thrive. However, during this transitional period, when the liver is still finding its footing, certain symptoms commonly show up. Acupuncture imporves these symptoms by restoring balance to the liver system.
Have seasonal allergies? Call today to see if acupuncture might be the answer for you!