Allergies start in childhood for some, while others develop allergies in adulthood. Allergies in Blaine can start anytime.
Allergies are often inherited, such as with pet dander allergy, usually to cats or dogs.
Allergies can be seasonal, such as an allergy to ragweed. Allergies are often worse during the seasons of spring and fall. This is when plant material, such as ragweed are carried by the wind into one’s airways, which then causes the allergic inflammatory response.
Asthma often occurs during childhood. About 30% of childhood asthma is actually outgrown by adulthood and spontaneously resolves.
Frequent pneumonia or other respiratory infections in a young child may indicate asthma and sometimes involve undiagnosed asthma in children. These infections early on in life may also play a part in adult-onset asthma (here is an article called Respiratory Infections Precede Adult-Onset Asthma).
Common Asthma triggers are: colds, cold temperature, pollen, dust, pet dander, smoke or other environmental irritants/ chemicals, or exercise-induced asthma.
It is common where we live to take medication to temporarily treat the symptoms of allergies and asthma. If we only treat the symptoms, the symptoms usually return after the temporary, quick fix has worn off.
Did you know that Anxiety in Blaine often goes along with allergies and asthma? It is many times part of the pattern. Acupuncture is great for pain therapy as well as anxiety at Ackerman Acupuncture.
Acupuncturists at Ackerman Acupuncture treat allergies and asthma by treating the root cause of the symptoms. We treat the pattern causing the symptoms, not just the symptoms themselves.
This can be thought of as treating the entire tree, including the root of a tree when it is diseased, not just the leaves where the disease is seen.
Asthma Emergencies (link on Mayo Clinic’s Childhood Asthma Emergencies)
While acupuncture is a useful treatment alternative for the care of ongoing asthma, a severe asthma attack warrants emergency room care.
Some asthma attacks may be life-threatening, and require a trip to the emergency room, especially in small children.
An asthma emergency may include these signs & symptoms:
- Gasping for air
- Abdomen being sucked into the ribs from deep inhalation on breathing.
- Difficulty with speech due to restricted breathing
In Summary, Acupuncture in Blaine is a Natural Alternative Treatment for Allergies and Asthma.
Ackerman Acupuncture is a Pain Therapy Clinic in Blaine. We treat allergies in Blaine. Acupuncture treats chronic pain as well as chronic allergies.
Written by A. Ackerman, LAc
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