Allergies and Acupuncture

Allergies, or allergic rhinitis, are due to an over-reactivity of the immune system to certain allergens.  Allergies are generally induced by wind-born tree, grass, weed pollen, or dust and can cause symptoms as: sneezing; nasal congestion; runny nose; watery, itchy, or red eyes; headaches; fatigue; and sometimes coughing and wheezing.  When allergens and antibodies react in individuals with allergic rhinitis, their mucosa becomes swollen and may obstruct drainage from the sinuses causing sinusitis in many people.  Thus, sinus infections are a frequent complication and consequence of allergic rhinitis.

Many people are unable to enjoy the outdoors due to uncomfortable symptoms.  Are you one of millions of people who suffer from the devastating effects of asthma or chronic sinus and allergy problems?  Chinese medicine can help bring relief of symptoms, correct imbalances of the immune system, prevent the occurrence of infection, and allow healing of the tissues of the sinuses.

How Does it Work?

From a Chinese point of view, allergic rhinitis is due to a deficiency of the Lungs and Kidneys, combined with retention of chronic “Wind” in the nose.  Allergic rhinitis often starts in early childhood, with a constitutional weakness, but it may also start later in life, with a progressive decline of kidney energy. Lung and Kidney deficiency is the root of the problem, therefore, with herbal medicine and acupuncture we strengthen and nourish these organs.  The manifestation of the disease is Wind invading the Lung channel in the nose.  This accounts for the acute attacks.  With herbs and acupuncture, we clear the Wind, reduce congestion, and open the nasal passages.  It is necessary to treat both the root and the manifestation in order to produce lasting results. 

The Western treatment of allergic rhinitis relies mostly on the use of antihistamine agents.  Unfortunately, antihistamines only treat the manifestations of the disease and not the root.  In addition, they cause side-effects such as dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, nervousness, dryness, and gastro-intestinal disturbance.

Would you like to be rid of your asthma, sinus and allergy problems ONCE AND FOR ALL?  Acupuncture and Chinese medicine offers a drug-free, safe, natural, and effective way to eliminate hay fever, allergies or asthma, without unpleasant side-effects.  You do not have to spend another season living with allergies.