Allergy Season Now Occurs Year-Round in California, with Increased Levels of Intensity

Over 50 million Americans[1]suffer from allergies, according to the American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology.  This condition is also the 6th leading cause1 of chronic illness in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In some regions such as Southern California, allergy season happens year-round. Typically, when winds blow off the ocean, there is very little pollen in the air. But when Santa Ana wind conditions occur[2], Southern California residents are hit with allergens from as far away as Nevada and Arizona. In addition, after it rains, the trees, winds and grasses in the canyons “wake up” and send out pollen clouds.

And because California does not have four distinct seasons, allergens are in the air constantly – which worsens nasal allergies, and triggers chronic drainage and congestion, making allergy sufferers more vulnerable to colds and sinus infections.

In Northern California – this year, in particular, higher-than-average rainfall levels have spurred more plants to grow, thus releasing more pollen into the air. Researchers at Harvard and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, estimated that grass pollen, the scourge of many Bay Area allergy sufferers, will increase by up to 200%[3].

The Bay Area experiences three pollen spikes throughout the year: in January, juniper bushes, cypress, cedar and other trees start releasing pollen; from April through June, pollen from annual grasses increase; and in the summer months, there is a surge in weed pollen.  In the fall, ragweed pollen is not as much of a problem in California, as it is on the east coast3.

The effects of climate change have also pushed temperatures up, thereby increasing allergy season length and its intensity3.

Additionally, in many parts of the U.S., house dust mites are seasonal, requiring humidity to reproduce. But in Southern California, they can exist year-round due to the humidity of the rainy season and homes that are not completely weather-tight. The months between October and March are particularly troublesome for Southern California residents who are sensitive to dust mites2.

Introducing a New Tool for Sinus Pain Relief for California

ClearUP® Sinus Pain Relief
Thousands in California suffer regularly from allergies and sinus pain and don’t find any real relief from their sinus pain using traditional treatment methods[4]. With more extreme weather conditions and climate change effects in Northern and Southern California, the need for alternative therapies has become much more critical. This is where ClearUP® Sinus Pain Relief comes in!

We have dedicated ourselves to developing a microcurrent therapy solution for allergy-related sinus pain as well as other chronic diseases and conditions. Tivic Health harnesses the power of neuromodulation to empower people to improve their health and quality of life, living with less allergy sinus pain!

Available Treatments for Sinus Pain Relief from Allergic Rhinitis

Truly good treatment options for sinus pain are lacking, as the source of pain has not been fully understood. People have historically utilized nose sprays, nasal flushes, and pills to manage sinus congestion and inflammation but these do not directly impact the pain many sufferers experience.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, increased pollen counts due to higher-than-average rainfall this year have made allergies much more difficult to manage. For some allergy sufferers, antihistamines alone are no longer adequate enough to treat their symptoms.

And while California allergy sufferers can limit exposure to their triggers, or plan more indoor activities, these can significantly impact their quality of life.

ClearUP® Sinus Pain Relief is the first of its kind to utilize advanced microcurrent technology to specifically treat sinus pain without the use of chemical or drugs, e.g. a pill or spray. This cutting-edge treatment option is designed to provide relief for adults 18 years or older with frustrating allergy-related sinus pain.

Allergic Rhinitis

Using Microcurrent Neuromodulation to Treat Sinus Pain

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ClearUP® Sinus Pain Relief uses microcurrent neuromodulation to treat sinus pain. Microcurrent is low-level electrical stimulation and neuromodulation describes technologies that use electrical currents to modulate nerve activity.

See the ClearUP® difference! ClearUP® is the latest in a wave of drug-free medicine offered through the use of neuromodulation to effectively treat chronic conditions. Bioelectronics like these are emerging as a modern solution as they are chemical-free and highly effective. This simple, handheld device uses a gentle microcurrent waveform to stimulate the nerves underlying the cheek, nose, and brow bone to relieve sinus pain.

This device is truly a must for anyone in California who wants to better manage their allergy-related sinus pain!

California Sinus Therapy Device – How it Works

How does this home device actually work? ClearUP® is incredibly easy to use thanks to simple features and a comfortable design. It features easy 1-button control to switch between 3 intensity levels to customize the treatment  to your needs. Just glide the tip of the unit along the cheek, nose and under the brown bone. The unit will guide you to optimal points of treatment with a light and vibration system.

With an ergonomic design and portable capability, users can take it to work, use it at home, or use it while traveling. A single treatment takes 5 minutes and can last for up to 6 hours. ClearUP® can be used as needed, up to 4 times a day, with 74% of clinical study subjects reporting they experienced sinus pain relief after only 1 5-minute treatment.

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A Safe & Effective Sinus Pain Treatment Option for California

ClearUP® is a safe, effective, and clinically proven treatment option for sufferers of allergy sinus pain throughout California. Users can be confident in this product as it is chemical-free  and has no chemical side effects.  See the latest research and news on Tivic Health and our new and easy-to-use home device designed for temporary relief of sinus pain from allergic rhinitis.

What the Pros in California Are Saying About ClearUP® Sinus Pain Relief

Allergists and doctors across California have praised ClearUP® Sinus Pain Relief for providing such an effective, non-invasive treatment option for patients.

California Allergy Relief Device – Clear Up Environmental Allergies or Food Allergies

Whether you suffer from sinus pain related to higher pollen counts and humidity changes in Northern and Southern California, or from dust and dander, our technology can help! ClearUP® is the first of its kind and a completely new way to find relief from allergies without the use of drugs or chemicals.

In addition to addressing sinus pain, Tivic Health is also exploring the impact of this technology for other indications including the potential treatment of migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and more conditions. Keep an eye out for our continued efforts to provide relief through easy-to-use, at-home products like ClearUP®!

“It’s very exciting to have this whole new form of treatment using extremely safe neuromodulation as a way to address the needs of the patient.”

– Dr. Alan Goldsobel, Allergist, California.

“Relief of sinus pain continues to be a challenge for doctors managing symptomatic patients. ClearUP® offers an attractive non-invasive, non-drug option for patients who have facial pain despite treatment with medications or surgery.”

– Dr. Peter Hwang, Professor and Director of the Stanford Sinus Center
Dept of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine.

Order Today

ClearUP® Sinus Pain Relief is available for purchase online via the Tivic Health site, Amazon, and BestBuy.com. Sign up for our mailing list to hear about discounts and news firsthand.

Allergy Resources

For more information and resources, visit the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), or the Allergy and Asthma Network.


[1] https://acaai.org/news/facts-statistics/allergies

[2] “Coping with San Diego’s Year-Round Allergy Season”, Scripps Health, October 26, 2018, https://www.scripps.org/news_items/4182-coping-with-san-diego-s-year-round-allergy-season

[3] “This Year’s Bay Area Pollen Season Is Really Bad. Here’s Why”, KQED Science, May 20, 2019, https://www.kqed.org/science/1941908/this-years-bay-area-pollen-season-is-really-bad-heres-why

[4] Tivic Health Research, Online Consumer Study with 600 Sinus Sufferers, July 2018

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