About 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. And based on all the sneezing happening in the Real Simple offices lately, it’s seems that many of those people are suffering right now! If grass pollen is your personal kryptonite, gird your nasal passages. The pesky irritant peaks this month in the central and northern parts of the nation and stays potent through July. But there’s also good news in the air: According to a recent study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, acupuncture could ease your sniffles and itchy eyes. Hay-fever sufferers who received 12 sessions of the Chinese therapy had milder symptoms and took fewer antihistamines compared with those who didn’t undergo the treatment.
Not into getting pricked with needles? Check out our list of more traditional (yet still effective) remedies.