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Alternative Treatment Options For Allergies & Asthma

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Do you suffer from allergies or asthma? Open Windows 2 Wellness & Brantford Acupuncture Clinic have several alternative choices for you! It’s a little-known fact that these two conditions are directly linked to each other. Asthma, which affects roughly one in 12 people according to the CDC, is characterized by spasms of the small airways and inflammation. Furthermore, about 90% of children under the age of 16 with asthma have allergies, while 70% of people between the ages of 16 and 30 have allergies, and 50% of adults over the age of 40 have allergies. Unfortunately, most people who suffer from allergies and asthma simply mask their symptoms with drugs rather than seeking a treatment for the root cause. Both of these conditions involve an overreactions by the body’s immune system to what it believes is a foreign invader. When you are exposed to an allergen (e.g. ragweed, pet dander, etc.) your immune system produces an abundance of inflammatory hormones which subsequently cause th…

Relieve Your Arthritis with Acupuncture

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Arthritis is a painful and oftentimes debilitating condition that's characterized by inflammation within one or more joints. Open Windows 2 Wellness & Brantford Acupuncture Clinic support several alternative approaches to help you get your life back! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 2 people will develop osteoarthritis of the knee by the age of 85. It's important to note, however, that there are several different types of arthritis, with osteoarthritis being just one. Other common types include rheumatoid arthritis, gout, septic arthritis, Still's disease, and ankylosing spondylitis.
While most people living with moderate-to-severe arthritis resort to prescription medication to mask their symptoms, a safer and more effective form of treatment may come in the form of a 2,000-plus-year-old Chinese practice called acupuncture. Numerous studies have found acupuncture to offer relief of many different types of arthritis. And best of al…