Acupuncture can be very effective for treating allergies. Instead of using daily or frequent medications to only suppress symptoms, acupuncture can help rebalance the immune system and other systems that are contributing to symptoms in the first place. Seasonal allergies can be miserable, and we tend to strongly notice the sudden change in our sense of wellness. Acupuncture can provide an improvement of symptoms, often within a few minutes of beginning treatment. Continued treatments will work further to address the underlying imbalances so that symptoms continue to improve. Chronic allergies can also be treated with acupuncture. According to Chinese Medicine, people with chronic allergies often show signs of spleen or kidney energy deficiency, as well as lung issues. Rebalancing these deficiencies while also using specific allergy treatment protocols can greatly reduce sensitivity. Treatment for allergies focuses both on reducing the symptoms that make us miserable, as well as treating underlying levels of imbalance that caused the symptoms. After a course of treatment, some people find that it works best for them to come back a few times a year for maintenance. Often, treatment includes dietary and lifestyle recommendations. There are also some excellent chinese herbal formulas for treating allergies and strengthening the immune system. Acupuncture treats allergies in a way that both works with the symptoms and the underlying cause, so that treatment can step down over time. It is an effective addition to other allergy treatments, and can help create health on multiple levels.