Allergies

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are effective ways to control and eliminate seasonal allergies. Using the techniques of Chinese medicine to improve immune function and reduce inflammation our acupuncturists can help you manage your allergies naturally.  

Acupuncture works by treating and strengthening the lung organ system. When the lung is functioning more optimally the immune system's hypersensitivity will be calmed. The acupuncture also works by controlling inflammation and reducing the aggravation of the mucus membranes.  

Acupuncture can treat:

  • Runny nose
  • Itchy eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nausea/ vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping

The standard treatments for allergies include antihistamines, decongestants and allergy shots. Antihistamines block the allergy response, while decongestants block mucus secretion. Allergy shots are used for more severe cases. These shots slowly expose the body to the allergens, to decrease the body's immune response. These treatments work for better for some people than others.  

Side effects of standard allergy medications:

  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea/ vomiting
  • Irritability
  • Confusion
  • Rapid heart rate
  • High blood pressure
  • Drowsiness 

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are a natural and side effect free way to control, prevent and eliminate allergies.  When used by our skilled acupuncturists these medicines eliminate the need for over the counter medications and strengthen the entire body, fostering a powerful and effective immune system.