I began to suffer from seasonal allergies when I moved to Sacramento about 15 years ago. My symptoms became worse every year until I was a complete mess every spring, with itchy, watery eyes; a runny nose; constant sneezing; an itchy palate; and wheezing at night. Before I tried acupuncture, I tried a variety of allergy medications. They helped, but I didn’t like the side effects, particularly the way they dried out my sinuses. About ten years ago, I decided to try acupuncture, and it worked. Acupuncture relieves my symptoms as well as if not better than the allergy medications I had tried, and there are no side effects. Now I see Steve Phillips for several treatments every winter before the spring allergy season hits. I no longer dread the spring. In fact, I enjoy it! I recommend acupuncture to everyone I know who suffers like I did from seasonal allergies.