Anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction that can cause severe symptoms. It can be life-threatening and triggered by many substances, from insect bites to food. Learn more about the condition and how acupuncture can help cope with allergic reactions.
Anaphylaxis is a common complication in people with allergies. Depending on its severity, it can be fatal. The good news is that it can be prevented by managing and preventing your allergies from flaring up.
At Acupuncture Health Services in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, Michael Beys, LAc, DACm, and his team use the ancient practice of acupuncture to safely and naturally help with allergic reactions. This can also help prevent anaphylaxis.
Read on to learn more about anaphylaxis develops and how acupuncture can help prevent it by relieving allergy symptoms.
What is anaphylaxis?
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that could be fatal. If you have any type of allergy, you are at risk of getting anaphylaxis. The severe reaction can seize your whole body.
The most common causes of anaphylaxis include insects, drugs, and food allergies. Even a single, one-time exposure to a medication you are allergic to could trigger anaphylaxis.
Some allergens you breathe in, such as pollen, rarely trigger anaphylaxis.
Symptoms of anaphylaxis
The most common symptoms of anaphylaxis include:
- Heart palpitations
- Chest tightness
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Loss of consciousness
- Abdominal pain
Symptoms of anaphylaxis can come on quickly and suddenly, so it’s crucial to avoid scenarios that could trigger it in the first place.
If you or someone you know is exhibiting anaphylaxis symptoms, call 911 immediately.
How acupuncture can help with anaphylaxis
A critical way to prevent anaphylaxis is by limiting your exposure to allergens and treating allergy symptoms before they become severe.
Research shows that acupuncture can help treat and manage symptoms of various allergies. The ancient Chinese practice was developed to treat a wide range of conditions, and allergies are not left out.
In a 2013 study, researchers divided 422 people into three groups. One group received acupuncture treatment for seasonal allergic rhinitis, while the other two didn’t. At the end of the study, researchers observed that the group that received acupuncture reported more significant relief from their symptoms than the other group.
Looking for all-natural ways to manage allergic reactions? Acupuncture might be the way to go. The ancient Chinese practice has been used for many years to safely address various conditions and ailments. Contact us today at 732-898-2284 to make an appointment or schedule an appointment here.