Spring has begun in Tucson! More daylight, warmer temperatures, more energy, more physical activities and of course, more pollen in the air! Read on to see how acupuncture and herbal medicine can help as a seasonal tune-up so that you can feel your very best this spring!

At Old Pueblo Acupuncture, we are here to partner with you in your health goals so that you can have radiant health in the upcoming months! We look forward to seeing you soon!

– Matt, Sena, Shoshana, Johnnie and Nikki


Commonly called hay fever or allergic rhinitis, a seasonal allergy is an allergic reaction to a trigger that is typically only present for part of the year, such as spring or fall. Pollens that are spread by the wind are usually the main cause of seasonal allergies. People who are allergic to pollen are also often sensitive to mold, ragweed, dust mites, and animal dander.

About 26 million Americans endure chronic seasonal allergies, while the number of people with milder symptoms may be as high as 40 million, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

Most symptoms become apparent within 5 or 10 minutes of exposure to the allergens and typically include sneezing, dry and unproductive coughing, wheezing, itchy sensations on the roof of the mouth or at the back of the throat, swollen sinuses leading to a stuffy nose and headaches, a runny nose, itching, watery and reddened eyes as well as reduced sense of smell and taste, and disturbed sleep.

While there are many Western medications to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies, these treatments can cause unwanted side effects, such as drowsiness and immune system suppression as well as an over-reliance on medications. These side effects have drawn many people to search for an alternative approach, such as acupuncture and Oriental medicine to manage their allergies. One study recently published in the American Journal of Epidemiology showed that acupuncture can significantly relieve allergic rhinitis symptoms.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine focuses on restoring balance to the body, improving immune system function, helping to relieve sinus pain, reducing histamine response, enhancing blood circulation, and promoting overall health and well being. It is a natural therapy that does not require the use of medication and is highly effective in the treatment of seasonal allergies.

For any questions regarding scheduling, continuing care, and/or fall tune-ups; please call or email us at Old Pueblo Acupuncture.

Give us a call at: 520.722.9101


2450 Pantano Road Tucson, AZ 85715

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