Top 5 Acupuncture Points for Allergies: 

 March 3, 2018

By  Steve Hoffman

Allergies? Already, it’s the beginning of March! Yep, for me, this is the critical time of year to treat for allergies. If my patients wait until the allergy season is already underway, it is too late. The body and immune system must be prepared before it is under attack so that it can correctly deal with the irritants. So, what are some of the best points to treat allergies…read on!

Bladder 2:  Located at the beginning of the eyebrow (toward the middle of the face) this point is indicated for headaches, blurred vision, tearing and redness/swelling/pain of the eye. Sound like a lot of peoples’ eyes during allergy season. Massaging this point, and then continuing along the eyebrow to the outside will hit three of the five acupuncture points that will give you relief. The other two are the next two I will list.

Yu Yao:  This point is an “extra” point that is not located along one of the twelve main meridians and is referred to only by its name (all the points on the main meridians also have names but are typically referred to by their meridian name and number). The point is located at the middle of the eyebrow so when you massage outward from Bladder 2, you will activate this point as well. This point is indicated for pain in the area above the eyes as well as redness/swelling/pain of the eyes. Again, one of the major complaints of allergy sufferers.

San Jiao 23:  This point is located on the outside end of the eyebrow and will be the last point you hit as you massage out from Bladder 2. Again, headache and redness and pain of the eye are some of the indications for this point.

Stomach 2:  This point is located below the eye, directly under the pupil when you are looking straight forward. The point is on the bone, just below the soft part of the lower eyelid. Redness, pain and itching of the eye and pain in the face are some of the indications for this point. Slightly different but still some of the main complaints of allergy sufferers.

Large Intestine 20:  The name of this point is Open Fragrance or Welcome Fragrance and it is no surprise that this point will open the nasal passages. Without fail, when I needle this point on someone who is congested, they can breathe freely within a few minutes. The point is located right next to the nostrils in the groove next to the nose. The point is indicated for nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea and itching and swelling of the face.

These points are better for an acute allergy attack. You can look at TOP 5 WAYS TO TREAT YOUR ALLERGIES for some other ways to treat and even prevent your allergies. The best way to avoid severe allergies is to come in for our Seasonal Allergy Treatment (SAT). Right now, you can get a free bottle of echinacea and goldenseal solution for our nasal rinse that will keep you clear all spring long when you sign up for the three treatment SAT package. Call today, before it is too late!

Princeton Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Our patients know just how effective treatments are for these and a host of other problems. Steven Hoffman, a New Jersey Licensed Acupuncturist and Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, will provide you with a thorough intake and evaluation and a clear, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan that will insure that your goals are met or exceeded. Do you want to move past these or other problems? We will help you thrive not just survive!

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