Monday, July 16, 2007

Allergies suck!

Well, the wind has been blowing and the sun is out here in San Jose. It is beautiful. Trees and flowers are in full bloom, and the air smells sweet with summer.

But you would think the plague has hit. Everyone is walking around clutching tissues with streaming eyes and runny noses. Why? Because the pollen is sending everyone's immune systems into hyper-drive.

How can acupuncture possibly help? Well, what the needles do is take the pressure off the nervous system so that it can recalibrate itself and start acting in a more appropriate way. When our bodies are responding to the allergens in the air, often our immune systems are over-responding to what it percieves as a threat. We help mellow-out the nervous system while at the same time strengthening the immune system. Using herbs we open up the sinuses and again work on strengthening that immune system. The result? a drug-free, non-drowsy answer to an annual or perennial problem.

Happy summer!