Fast Allergy Relief With Acupressure
Seasonal allergies can be problematic for most people no matter what season it is. People's first choice tends to be over-the-counter antihistamines and decongestants. Why not try doing acupressure for relief? In this blog, I had put together an allergy relief acupressure protocol to reduce allergy symptoms quickly.
Allergic Rhinitis or hay fever effects millions of people each year. It's estimated that people will spend about $300 per year on over-the-counter medications, which can total over $16,000 in a lifetime.
Common Symptoms Are:
Itchy, red, and puffy eyes
Runny or stuffy nose
Post nasal drip
Dark circles under you eyes
Calm Allergy Symptoms Naturally With Acupressure
Acupressure techniques for allergy relief is safe, effective, and costs you nothing. Plus, you can do it anywhere. Acupressure is based on specific acupuncture points that has specific functions on the body when stimulated.
Stimulate the following allergy relief acupuncture points for 1-3 minutes at a time. Depending on how severe your symptoms are will determine how often you need to do this protocol. I recommend doing it twice per day for mild to moderate symptoms. If symptoms are more severe then I recommend three to four times per day.
Acupressure Protocol For Allergic Rhinitis
Here are the acupuncture points that I recommend using for symptom relief while boosting your immune system. I have them laid out visually and video format for you.
ALLERGY RELIEF ACUPUNCTURE POINTS FOR THE FACE
Follow the red dots on the face for reference to where to apply pressure. Feel for some tenderness at each acupuncture point and apply gentle pressure to release the soreness. You can massage the point or just hold pressure.
Start at LI20 on both sides of the nose-reduces nasal congestion
BL2 at the inner eyebrows-helps reduce sinus congestion irritated eyes
Yintang + Du26 between the eyebrows and under the nose: improve circulation and reduce symptoms
LI4 between the thumb and index finger: improve circulation to the face
5. ST36 below the knee: for immune boosting
Here is a video demonstration of the acupressure points for allergies:
Acupressure is a great way to get quick relief from seasonal allergies. The key is actually doing the acupressure. It doesn't work if you don't practice the protocol.
If you follow the protocol as recommend and you are still struggling with seasonal allergies then that might be a sign there is a deeper imbalance in the body and more help is needed. Acupuncture and herbal medicine provides symptom relief while addressing the root problem. Please give me a call today at (919) 726-6540 to schedule an appointment so we can restore your body and you won't be phased by allergies any more.
In Good Health,
PS-Try combating seasonal allergies with nutrition. In this blog are some helpful tips.
Stacy Spence is an Integrative Medical Practitioner and acupuncturist in Chapel Hill, North Carolina specializing in pain relief and women's health. She loves sharing her passion for natural approaches to optimizing health and disease prevention for her local community as well as all over the country.