Using Acupuncture to Relieve Allergy Symptoms

Using Acupuncture to Relieve Allergy Symptoms

Acupuncture can be used to treat various conditions of the body, and Pinnacle Integrative in Seattle WA can help offer relief to those suffering from common allergy symptoms. The Seattle WA acupuncturist provides treatment to help those suffering from unnecessary symptoms when antihistamines fall short.



Acupuncture is an ancient form of holistic treatment used to improve bodily ailments. Related treatments may involve applying pressure or heat to affected areas of the body. Acupuncture involves the stimulation of specific points of the body using acupuncture needles that only penetrate the superficial layer of the skin. It is often used as a form of treatment to complement other methods for treating various conditions. Common conditions acupuncturists attempt to relieve include pain, migraines, arthritis and nausea. One of the more surprising conditions it has been used for is improving the symptoms of common allergies.

Treating Allergic Symptoms

Acupuncture is known to help relieve pain in many patients, but studies have shown it can also help allergic symptoms such as sneezing and itchy eyes. Many people with seasonal allergies use antihistamines to overcome symptoms, but some that don’t get the relief they desire seek out acupuncture to enhance potential relief. In a study done on participants suffering from pollen allergies, many participants suffered from symptoms such as runny nose and used medication to treat them. The subjects were placed in three groups with one receiving acupuncture along with antihistamines, another receiving placebo acupuncture with antihistamines and the last taking only antihistamines. After two months, the participants reported their symptoms and medication use.

Those receiving the acupuncture in conjunction with regular antihistamine use showed better improvement of allergy symptoms when compared to the other groups. This group also required less use of antihistamines to experience relief of symptoms. This has provided new support for acupuncture as a treatment method for those that may not be satisfied with traditional allergy treatment. It may also help those experiencing more or less serious symptoms or greater adverse effects from traditional treatment. When performed by highly-trained specialists, acupuncture can be a safer treatment option. If you are willing to try an alternative method to overcome your frequent allergy symptoms, consider supplementing your treatment with acupuncture. The acupuncturists at

Pinnacle Integrative in Seattle WA can provide you with the relief you need to get through allergy season. If you are in need of a skilled Seattle WA Acupuncturist, contact us for more information at 206-624-0397.