What are Allergies?
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Allergies are a common immune system response to substances in the environment that are typically harmless to others. When individuals with allergies come into contact with these substances, known as allergens, their immune system overreacts, triggering a range of symptoms. Allergies can affect various parts of the body, including the nose, eyes, skin, and respiratory system.
There are different types of allergies, including seasonal allergies (hay fever), allergic rhinitis, food allergies, insect sting allergies, and drug allergies. Each type of allergy may have specific triggers and symptoms, but they all share a common underlying mechanism of an exaggerated immune response.
SYMPTOMS of Allergies
If you have allergies, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Nasal congestion and sneezing
- Runny or itchy nose
- Watery, itchy, or red eyes
- Itchy or irritated skin
- Coughing or wheezing
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- Digestive issues, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
ACUPUNCTURE FOR Allergies
Acupuncture can be a beneficial adjunct therapy for managing allergies and reducing the frequency and severity of symptoms. By targeting specific acupuncture points, it aims to regulate the immune system, alleviate inflammation, and promote overall well-being. Benefits of acupuncture for allergies include: