Acupuncture for Allergies in Andersonville
Acupuncture for Allergies
Did you know that treatment with acupuncture for allergies is a safe and effective approach? Acupuncture allergy treatments are able to naturally treat your symptoms without side effects, relieving your nasal congestion, sneezing, runny nose or itchy, red, watery eyes. You can have a great season and do all the things you love to do outdoors all without allergy symptoms!
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE FOR ALLERGIES WORK?
ACUPUNCTURE FOR SEASONAL ALLERGIES
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for allergies can help regulate and strengthen your immune system. According to Eastern medicine, certain patterns known as wind, heat, dampness and deficiency are the main causes of our allergies. These patterns may sound a bit confusing but we can think of each pattern to include its own set of symptoms. Heat pattern symptoms include red, irritated eyes and / or dry mouth or skin. Dampness may include symptoms of nasal congestion, runny nose and / or mucus. Wind manifests as sneezing or itchy skin associated with allergies. Most seasonal allergy symptoms happen in the spring and fall when the wind is strong, it picks up pollen and puts it into the environment for us to inhale causing sneezing and dry, itchy skin. Maybe that’s what the Chinese were thinking when they developed this “wind” pattern. The last pattern mentioned is deficiency. This is seen in patients with weak (or deficient) immune systems, they may complain of feeling tired, have difficulty concentrating, lack of appetite or catch colds easily. Some of these patterns can often be seen together.
ACUPUNCTURE FOR FOOD ALLERGIES
Some of the patterns mentioned above can be applied when treating those with food allergies or food sensitivity. Dampness patterns associated with stomach can cause symptoms of bloating, gas or abdominal distension. Heat can be another pattern that develops with symptoms of acid reflux, foul breath, belching or hives. Keeping a food journal will help your practitioner better understand your diet and when symptoms are at there worse. This information along with your initial examination will help determine what acupuncture points and Chinese herbal medicine will best relieve your food allergy symptoms.
DETERMINING THE CAUSE OF YOUR ALLERGIES AND DEVELOPING A TREATMENT PLAN
Before we begin treating your condition an initial examination will be done. Questions will be asked about your overall health, diet, sleep, physical and mental energy as well as detailed information about your main complaint. After this information is collected your practitioner will develop a diagnosis according to Traditional Chinese medicine, what patterns you have and a treatment plan to best treat your symptoms usually over a course of 5-10 treatments. Some patients may start these treatments before their seasonal allergy symptoms begin, as this helps avoid developing allergy symptoms.
NATURAL REMEDIES FOR ALLERGIES
There are many natural remedies for allergies that can be recommended along with your acupuncture treatments. Some suggestions may include supplements, dietary changes and lifestyle changes to strengthen your immune system.
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE FOR ALLERGIES
Customized herbal formulas are a good way to treat your unique and individual symptoms. Whether you have food, seasonal or chronic allergies, an herbal formula can improve your symptoms quickly along with acupuncture treatments.
CUPPING FOR ALLERGIES
Cupping treatments may help decrease some symptoms of allergies when the body is also experiencing tension in the upper back, upper respiratory congestion or difficulty breathing.
GUA SHA FOR ALLERGIES
Gua sha is best used when allergies first begin. It’s able to alleviate symptoms associated with sneezing, red, itchy or watery eyes.
ACUPUNCTURE POINTS FOR ALLERGIES
Acupuncture points for allergies can also be shown for the patient to use at home between treatments. Acupuncture treatments can be use alone or in combination with conventional medicine to relieve your allergies. Unlike conventional medicine, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine won’t cause drowsiness, fatigue or dryness.
CALL RAVENSWOOD CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS CENTER TODAY
Our Acupuncture Center in Andersonville may begin to relieve your symptoms after just one treatment. Call today: 773.878.7330
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