Dairy Is A Common Food Allergen For Most People
Often people are reacting to dairy and don’t even know it. That glass of milk you thought was healthy could actually be setting off a hidden allergy, causing bloating, diarrhea, acid reflux, sinus infections, and even joint pain.
Eliminating or reducing dairy can make a huge difference in how you feel. That includes milk, cheese, butter, cream, sour cream, and yes, ice cream. If you (or someone you know) are experiencing any chronic health challenge, watch this week’s Wellness Minute to see if you might have a hidden dairy allergy.
Contact us for more information on how we can help you with your holistic health journey.
Ionization of Waves Near the Portland Beach
Negative ions can provide surprisingly positive effects on the body and mind. The negative ionization of waves near the beach, and other forms of moving water are known to cleanse both body and soul due to some unique scientific properties.
Negative ions have been proven to enhance natural health, mood, improve the appetite, quell allergic reactions, stop headaches and provide essential relief for a number of other ailments.
Let’s take a look at the science behind the positive absorption of negative ions. Continue reading
Portland Acupuncture Helps the Immune System & Allergies
Acupuncture has been proven to be beneficial to the immune system in numerous studies. One study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2014 analyzed cancer patients after they received acupuncture treatment. The study found that there was a significant increase in blood cells as well as a decrease in fatigue after the acupuncture natural medicine treatment. Overall, the study concluded acupuncture can boost the immune system and increase immune cells. Another study published in Evidence- Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that acupuncture has been reported to improve symptoms of allergies, which is an abnormal immune response. The study concluded that for the patients tested, there was evidence that acupuncture treatment helped lower inflammatory properties in the body to alleviate symptoms.
If you are suffering from any form of an autoimmune disorder natural medicine could help you, contact your Portland area acupuncturist to learn more about treatment.
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Spring is just around the corner!! It brings radiant rainbows, light showers (instead of pervasive rain), towers of clouds, chirping birds, beautiful flowers beginning to bloom…and ALLERGIES. Uncomfortable allergy symptoms can ruin all the wonderful things about the season.
Welcome to Allergy Season Portland!
Acupuncture is a valuable tool to help alleviate symptoms and encourage the body to function normally. Offending allergens (dust, pollen, trees, grass, pet dander, etc.) cause our body’s immune system to overreact, overproducing neutralizing chemicals to correct the problem. Uncomfortable symptoms include headaches, runny nose, nasal and sinus congestion, cough, and itchy eyes. Acupuncture helps the body balance itself to adapt to the changing environment, encouraging the body to function optimally.
Addressing the root cause of the problem can include a desensitization process. Hypersensitive reactions can be mitigated while slowly building a person’s tolerance to specific allergens. Sensitivity to allergens can decrease over the years with this process.
Nutritional supplements, drinking more water, and a saline rinse can help too. The antioxidants in green tea can block histamine production. And avoiding sugar and foods that have been aged or fermented.
Following these steps in conjunction with acupuncture can help you beat allergies naturally and restore your body’s healthy function. For more information on acupuncture contact us about an appointment.
Acupuncture & Allergies
Spring is officially here and the word is that allergy season has started sooner this year and will last longer. So, it’s time to begin a course of acupuncture to relieve your discomfort. By addressing the causes, boosting your immune system and treating you as a whole person, relief can be realized and sustained with acupuncture.
We’re all fighting the pollen from trees, weeds, grasses, flowers, and dust, just to name a few. That is a lot of material for our bombarded bodies to assimilate and handle. The result is: itchy eyes and throat, runny nose, sinus congestion, sneezing, and sometimes headaches. It can turn the excitement of the beginning of spring, with more sunshine and warmer weather, into a physical disaster.
Initially, acupuncture treatment manages your symptoms. As the course of treatment continues, the frequency and severity of outbreaks diminishes. Then future allergic responses can be prevented, assessing each person individually.
Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine evaluate each person’s unique imbalances when determining a diagnosis. In some cases, we may recommend nutritional supplements or herbs in conjunction with acupuncture to enhance your progress.
We want to help each of you be comfortable and enjoy your life, while meeting life’s daily demands.