As a boy, I suffered so much from my allergies. My family did everything they could think of to minimize my discomfort, but it was still a big hurdle to overcome, on top of all of the other aches and pains of growing up. When I discovered acupuncture, my world changed for the better. Instead of the big syringe for my allergy shot, there were slender, painless acupuncture needles—what a welcome change! And now that fall is right around the corner, it’s time to think about seasonal allergy management once again. Are you prepared?

Whether it’s ragweed, mold, or pollen, fall allergies can be the worst. The constant sneezing, itching, and watery eyes are enough to make anyone long for frosty winter days. But don’t despair! You can absolutely enjoy your fall this year. All it takes is a little bit of preparation by coming into the acupuncturist before your symptoms become severe.

Studies show that acupuncture is a safe, effective treatment for rhinitis caused by seasonal allergies. The researchers, who conducted the study between 2009 and 2011, spent twelve sessions working with patients to achieve desirable results. What can we learn from this? Prevention is the best medicine! While acupuncture absolutely works for allergy management, you don’t have to wait until you feel bad to come in. Maintenance is key for spending a happy, healthy end of summer and autumn season.

Are you ready to feel great and stop your nose from dripping before it starts? Schedule your appointments ahead of time so you can focus on what’s important—minus the itching and sniffling!