If you suffer from allergies, you know the feeling. The sneezing, wheezing, runny nose, the itchy throat and the red eyes – all coming on in a blink of a moment. Well, imagine yourself surrounded by your worst allergy triggers, a cat, mold, a flower garden – and not suffering an attack.
Believe it or not, that image is possible. Andy you don’t have turn to over-the-counter or prescription medication to make it happen.
I’ve been using a combination of Acupuncture, Nutritional protocols and Herbal drainage remedies for over 18 years to relieve seasonal, even year-round allergies of my patients. In addition I’m a certified NAET Practitioner. Patients often start feeling relief during their very first visit to my office. And after several treatments and sustained use of herbal remedies, many patients find complete relief.
Take Doug for instance. He’s a cat lover. He has two of them who like to curl up beside him on the bed at night. You’d never know it today that Doug was once allergic to cats. When he first came to see me he was worried he’d have to give away his companions. But with weekly acupuncture treatments, regular use herbal formulas, and simple dietary changes, Doug’s allergy flare-ups are a thing of the past.
Target Your Specific Allergies
If you’re a seasonal allergy sufferer and your sinuses are inflamed and congested, I select precise acupuncture points to draw energy away from the nose and the head. To increase your body’s resistance to allergens, I select points to tonify your immune system. The almost immediate relief is enhanced with a daily combination of herbal formulas and drainage remedies that support clear, irritation-free nasal and sinus passageways.
If you suffer cat allergies, I select acupuncture points to increase your resistance to pet dander and other allergens. In addition to herbal drainage remedies, adrenal support is very important in Chinese medicine, as the liver energy system is related to the development of allergies. When you provide your body with the adrenal support it needs to handle stress, the liver can do a better job eliminating toxins such as allergens. With the use of a series of herbal extracts that drain and support the adrenals, liver, and respiratory tract, histamine production is minimized naturally.
No Side Effects!
Patients have repeatedly told me the best part of this approach is that the treatments not only work, but are side effect free. They feel relaxed and energized instead of feeling the often negative effects of conventional allergy treatments. And now, finally, Western medicine is starting to sit up and take notice. A study in the September 2004 issue of Allergy found that a combination of Chinese herbs and weekly acupuncture sessions may be more effective than a placebo at relieving the symptoms of seasonal allergies.2
Working with your body’s natural response is a far better approach than decongestants, antihistamines, nasal sprays, even allergy shots. The reason is the method of action. Decongestants constrict the tiny blood vessels in the area which opens the nasal passages, causing a drying of sensitive nasal tissues and possible onset of prolonged sinus infection. Antihistamines not only cause drowsiness, they can also dry out the tissues of your body. This is counterproductive, because in fact, during an allergy attack your body needs to be hydrated more than ever! So the next time your allergies flare up instead of seeking temporary relief turn to Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for long-lasting relief.