According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, many of nature’s properties also exist within us. The wind outside relates to the breath within our bodies. Wind exists in all seasons, but is most closely associated with spring and fall. TCM acknowledges that external wind can invade the body through our pores or breath, moving pathogens quickly through our systems and weakening our immune systems or exacerbating other issues.
Allergens such as hay, pollen, or dander tend to present as symptoms like headaches, itchy or watery eyes, runny or clogged nasal passages, sweating, and itchy skin. Allergy medications can make things worse, causing side effects such as drowsiness, dry mouth, and stomach problems. Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine (WS-TCM) uses acupuncture, herbs, and nutrition as medicine, safely and effectively treating allergies. Studies analyzed in the American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy assert that acupuncture “produced significantly greater diminution of nasal symptoms” compared to control groups, while other research supports that acupuncture is equally as effective as popular antihistamines in treating dust mite allergies.
WS-TCM treatment consists of three parts: 1) protecting against external factors, 2) correcting imbalances that exist within the body, and 3) strengthening the immune system. If you prepare and support your body before you typically experience allergy symptoms, you’ll receive the best results. For this reason, we recommend beginning treatment 30 days prior to the start of allergy season—when trees and plants begin to bud in spring, and when leaves begin to change color in fall. Our 1-month allergy program includes:
Individualized Attention and Instruction
8 Master Tung Acupuncture Treatments
2 Bottles of Chinese Herbal Formulas
GuaSha and Ear Seeds
Nutritional Support, Information & Education
When patients begin acupuncture for allergies along with proper herbs and nutrition before symptoms start, our program can help to prevent or minimize allergic reactions. Even if you’re already experiencing allergies, acupuncture and herbs can provide significant relief.
— JACQUELYN W.