Seasonal allergies can cause a great deal of discomfort with non-native plants and trees, temperature changes, and winds carrying pollen. As far back as the 2nd century BC, East Asian medicine (EAM) techniques such as acupuncture, herbs, and dietary recommendations have been used to provide relief from the environment and create balance in the body. Today we know that acupuncture can modulate levels of cytokines and anti-inflammatory mediators as well as regulate the immune system’s overall response when too weak or overly active. EAM has a very low risk of side effects when performed by a licensed practitioner.
70-85% of all Americans experience back pain at some point in their lives. It is the fifth most common reason for all physician visits in the U.S. and is the most frequent cause of activity limitation in people younger than 45 years old.