with Matthew Richardson, R.Ac.

It’s finally that time of year where April showers start turning into May flowers. It is also the beginning of Allergy Season, which for many of us is the start of dealing with symptoms such as runny nose, sinus congestion, itchy eyes, sore throats, headaches and possibly skin reactions. We often suffer silently or stock up on anti-histamines from the pharmacy and try to get through it for another year. But, there is an alternative and most importantly a more permanent solution that won’t require another trip to the pharmacy.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture has been treating allergy symptoms for thousands of years with great success. With a diagnosis that is tailored to each individual a group of acupuncture sessions, usually 5 – 7 treatments, will help regulate your body’s response to the allergens as well as improve your overall health. This is pared with dietary and lifestyle changes that will help manage your symptoms and help you to prevent them in the future. This type of approach will not only reduce and relieve you of your symptoms, but will have long lasting effect reducing the chance of any symptoms returning in the future.

Simply put in one word, this means Relief! No more runny nose and itchy eyes, less symptoms, and less intense symptoms for shorter periods of time. It also means no more anti-histamines or unnecessary medications. So its time to get out and enjoy the all the green spaces Toronto has to offer because complete relief is possible!

How do I take the first step to get rid of my allergies?

The best time to get a treatment is right before the allergy season begins as well as during allergy season itself. So the time is now to change your body and improve your quality of life, all you have to do is call in and book an initial appointment to get started.