Treating allergies with acupuncture & Chinese medicine
Running nose, nose stuffiness, sneezing, and watery itchy eyes are common symptoms for allergies. Constant stuffy nose often lead to forehead pain and scratchy throat which cause dry cough.
Acupuncture is an excellent treatment option for allergies, especially seasonal allergies. There is often a quick response. Often patients get some relief during the first visit while lying on the exam table with their acupuncture needles in place. After an initial series of treatments, patients come in for further treatments on an as needed basis. Some patients come back in once or twice a year for a booster while others may come more often. We have seen many patients who failed medication and allergy shots respond to acupuncture. Patients continue with whatever standard treatments they are currently undergoing while getting acupuncture treatments. Most patients end up significantly reducing or eliminating their dependence on allergy medications, and have less episode of acute rhino sinusitis.
Chronic rhino sinusitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the moist tissues of the nasal passages and sinuses, which lasts for three months or more. It is associated with perennial allergies, and can sometimes be complicated by allergic rhinitis, or “hay fever”, or “seasonal allergies”, which is generally associated with seasonal inhalant allergies, triggered by exposure to allergens such as grass or tree pollens