People suffering from food allergies aren’t always aware that their symptoms are caused by the food they are eating. Some people continue their day-to-day life with symptoms such as headaches or fatigue and have no idea that their symptoms could be from food allergies.
Food allergies are your body’s adverse reaction to a particular protein (or proteins) found in many foods. Similar to other types of allergies, it occurs when your immune system mistakes a protein as harmful, triggering an allergic reaction. The allergic reaction can range from the mild (skin rash, and gastrointestinal issues, for example) to the life threatening, (such as respiratory problems or vascular distress).
The most common food allergies are nuts, dairy products, wheat, soy and shellfish, (sorry, Mr. Shrimp) although there are many others. Children who suffer from food allergies may outgrow some of them; many of them (peanuts and shellfish, for example) are present throughout the sufferer’s entire lifespan.
Acupuncture is very helpful in improving the symptoms as well as the underlying causes of the food allergies. The digestive system as well as the immune system can be improved with the right choice of point sites. The point sites will include abdomen points, leg and feet points, as well as possibly a few back points. There are pathways (water) that allow the ripple of information coordinating the various parts and functions of the body, so that is why point sites are in seemingly strange places.
Each case is evaluated individually, with a full history, and examination which includes tongue and pulse evaluation. We will talk about your symptoms and some of the underlying causative factors when you come in for your first visit. The body has ways of harboring in its layers information that it has trouble “stomaching or digesting”, as it were. Acupuncture can release that stuck energy, restore healthy responses to food, and send you on the path to wellness!
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