Spring Is Almost Here. If You Or Your Pup Have Seasonal Allergies… Acupuncuture Or Acupressure May Help Alleviate Both Of Your Symptoms

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Spring is around the corner. The weather is warming up the days are getting longer and the flowers are starting to bloom.  Outdoor activites will be in full swing very soon.

This is great more time for you and your pup to enjoy the great outdoors….. unless you and your pup have allergies, then Springtime can be challenging.  Many pet parents give their pups human based allergy medicine to help alleviate some of these symptoms but, these meds can leave your dog groggy and disoriented.

According to the study below  adding acupuncture to your list of modalities may help to elimnate runny nose, and watery itchy eyes, as well as sneezing and itchy skin for you and your pet.  This may allow you to give your pups smaller doses of the human meds or possibly eliminating  them all together. (  check with your holistic vet first )

 

Acupuncture Or Drugs?
Acupuncture has been found equally effective as loratadine (Claritin®, Alavert®) for the treatment of  allergies. Researchers from the Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology at the University Hospital Dresden (Germany) conclude that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of allergy related rhinitis and rhinoconjunctivitis. The researchers document that acupuncture relieves symptoms of rhinitis including nasal congestion, runny nose, post-nasal drip and sneezing.  - 

For the full article click below …and scroll down for some good points for your pup…Happy Pointing

http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1420-acupuncture-soothes-allergies-sinus

Yin Tang Midway between the medial ends of the eyebrows
LI20 Widest part of the nostril in the nasal labial groove
GB20  Right behind the skull or occipital bone one finger off the cervical  spine on either side in the divots.
 GV14  Between the last cervical and first thoracic vertebrae
 LI4  Is on the medial side of the dew claw on the front paw. If no dew            claw then where the scar is.
LI11 In the outside or lateral crease of the elbow. 
 St36 Find the front of the knee and slide your finger down into the              little groove on the lateral side of each knee

 

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