Basic allopathic [western] medical therapies often rely on inhibiting the allergic response; antihistamines (Chlor-trimetron, Benadryl, etc.) are a good example. Other types of drugs used to treat allergic rhinitis or asthma include ones which act on the nervous system (Albuterol, epinephrine), corticosteroids (prednisone), and decongestants. Its side effects such as drowsiness in some people, immune system suppression or over-reliance on medications cause many to seek acupuncture or Chinese herbs to managing their allergies.
The acupuncturist looks for constitutional or more deeply-rooted signs in each person who presents with allergies. The principle here is treating the whole person.
Often people with chronic allergies show signs of Spleen or Kidney Deficiency as well as Lung signs according to TCM. The goal of the acupuncturist is to develop a plan which addresses the person’s acute symptoms and provides relief while addressing the underlying immune system imbalance which is thought to be at the root of the person’s allergies. Treatments often include dietary modification, the use of specifically chosen herbal formulas, and acupuncture.
A comprehensive plan consists of both general therapies which are useful in the treatment of allergies as well as an individualized approach to each patient. After allergy symptoms are managed effectively, we then begin to address the long-range plan of modifying the person’s response to his environment which, if successful, reduces the frequency and severity of future allergic responses.
Chinese Medicine has proved to be beneficial
Acupuncture, Chinese herbs formulas, Cupping, GuaSha.
We will combine a wide variety of treatment techniques, and continue to do so throughout the treatment.
We specialize in helping allergy problems
Meridian for treating organ systems and plum needling for stimulation of immune system.
Herb formula plus custom addition for treating the whole system in addition to specific conditions.
Enhancing energy and correct Yang deficiency
Plum needling and Chinese herbs.