Allergy relief acupuncture has been used to treat multiple allergies for centuries with great success in China.
Acupuncture helps with preventing the occurrence of infection and also heal the tissues of the sinuses. It treats the root cause of the allergies and does not merely suppress the symptoms. Acupuncture can be particularly useful if you are suffering from multiple allergies, since it works to quiet the areas of the immune system that are overstimulated by exposure to multiple irritating factors.
The causes of allergy — TCM Theory
Sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose, stuffy nose are common allergic symptoms. Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that although these symptoms appear in the ocular and nasal region, the root cause is coldness in our body gathering in the lung meridian.
Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that human body has five main organs, which are the liver, heart, spleen, lung, and kidney. Each organ and correlated part of the body possess its own energy system. The lungs, nose, and skin form a system. The lungs are in the body and are connected to the nose and skin through the movement of Qi.
The lungs are the most delicate of the five organs. When the natural cold air enters the human body, the first organ that is affected is the lung. The accumulation of cold air in the lungs over time will cause blockage of the lung meridian and poor lung air flow. Because the lungs are connected to the nose, allergic symptoms such as nasal congestion and sneezing will occur when the flow of lung air is blocked.
Allergy relief acupuncture — how it works
Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that the exterior and interior of the human body are connected by the flow of Qi. When acupuncture focuses on a certain meridian, Qi will flow along this meridian and act on the corresponding organ. By doing so, the function of the corresponding organ will be improved.
Based on the idea that stimulating points outside the body can change or initiate reactions inside, under the same theory allergy relief acupuncture is thought to affect the immune system, where allergic reactions begin.
Our clinical allergy relief acupuncture
The allergy relief acupuncture in our clinic uses a combination of dredging the meridians and restoring organ function. According to the experience of our acupuncturist, acupuncture to relieve allergies not only needs to clear the lung meridian, but also clear the large intestine meridian that cooperates with the lung meridian. Adjusting these two meridians at the same time can greatly improve the efficacy. When things work in collaboration, it is much more efficient than working independently.
Allergy relief acupuncture has been used in our clinic for many years. When treating allergies with acupuncture, the acupuncturist in our clinic not only use the meridian matching theory of Chinese medicine to dredge the meridians, but also use the Five Elements Theory (Wuxing) to adjust other organs function to enhance lung function. In the Five Elements Theory of Chinese medicine, the five organs form a cycle. To restore the function of an organ, in addition to adjusting the function of this organ, the functions of the two organs connected to it should also be adjusted.
Through the past 12 years, our clinic has helped many patients with allergy relief acupuncture. We have been committed to serving the community with acupuncture.
Study about allergy relief acupuncture
In a small but significant study of 26 hay fever patients published in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine, acupuncture reduced symptoms in all 26 — without side effects. A second study of some 72 people totally eliminated symptoms in more than half, with just two treatments.
Acupuncture can also be used to treat food allergies, as it helps to restore the normal immune function of the body.