Spring is around the corner! For some, the return of spring rhymes with seasonal allergies or insomnia. Others are eager to start a new sport and injure themselves early in the season. See how acupuncture can help you in these situations.
Acupuncture can be used both as a preventive and therapeutic approach to relieve seasonal allergies. Its action on the nervous and immune system helps to significantly reduce the symptoms of allergic rhinitis, by modulating the histamine and immune response.
For best results, it is recommended to start acupuncture sessions a few weeks before the usual outbreak of your seasonal allergies, in order to prevent symptoms. If your symptoms have already started, treatments will aim to minimize the symptoms by calming the allergic reaction in progress. A few sessions will be necessary to consolidate the treatment.
If you are a light sleeper, spring time might be more conducive to insomnia. This transition period from winter to summer can greatly affect sleep for some people. The time change, our increasing exposure to daylight, a sudden boost of energy and an increase in social activities in the evening are factors that can disrupt our circadian rhythm and our ability to fall asleep.
If you have difficulty finding restful sleep during this period, contact me and I will be happy to share my approach with you.
To learn more, check out my sleep page.
The long winter months are behind us! We can’t wait to start our summer activities again with the arrival of sunny days. It is a delicate transition period, however. Our body may have lost the habit of training. If rushed, injuries are common.
If you hurt yourself this spring, acupuncture is here for you. It can reduce inflammation, relieve pain, reduce muscle tension and speed healing of the affected area.
Acupuncture can also be used to improve sports performance, for example to increase endurance, vitality, concentration, recovery and to help minimize stiffness and injury