Allergies: an Introduction

Allergies are the result of hypersensitivity of our immune system caused by our body’s abnormal response to foreign materials like certain food, pollen, insect toxins, medications, and others. Some of the common allergic diseases are food allergies, hay fever (Allergic rhinitis), asthma, anaphylaxis, and hives. The symptoms of allergy are running nose, red and watery eyes, sneezing, shortness of breath, vomiting, rashes, coughing and chest tightness, and diarrhoea.

Acupuncture can help relieve your allergies by improving digestion, optimizing your cortisol level, and relieving stress to balance your immune and nervous systems.

Why Choose Acupuncture for Allergy?

Western Medicine vs. Traditional Chinese Medicine in allergy treatment

Conventional treatment of allergy is based on inhibiting the allergic responses, suppressing the symptoms and avoiding the allergens. Medications like antihistamines, decongestants, eye drops, corticosteroid nasal sprays and Leukotriene modifiers are commonly prescribed, which can produce several side effects like immune system suppression, drowsiness or irregular heartbeats.

Acupuncture along with the Chinese herbal medicines is the natural, safe and effective way to treat allergies. Because acupuncture and Chinese herbs consider the body as a whole and provide holistic treatment by removing the energy blockage, improving the blood flow and correcting the deficiencies or imbalances, acupuncture provides long-term relief after 12 to 24 treatments without any side effect.

Come to Boca Chinese Acupuncture for Seasonal or Chronic Allergies

Boca Chinese Acupuncturist understand that seasonal and chronic allergy can be quite frustrating that may lead to chronic sinusitis, asthma, and nasal polyps. Hence, Boca Acupuncturist focus on eliminating the root causes by analyzing the diet and medical history. Then we use the individualized acupuncture protocol to help your body restore the balance of your immune function.

Most of our patients with seasonal allergies find immediate relief after the first 10 treatments. However, people with chronic or persistent allergies are recommended to get the complete treatment that includes two sessions per week for 6 weeks, then once a week for another 10 weeks.

What makes us different?

Boca Chinese Acupuncturist follows a holistic approach and develops a customized acupuncture protocol that addresses the root cause of the allergy. Our acupuncturists observe the patient, check out his or her health history, tongue, and pulse. Based on the differentiated diagnosis of the allergies, Boca Acupuncturist chalk out an effective acupuncture treatment plan that would be specific for each person.

As people with chronic allergies are found to have spleen or kidney deficiency and/or lung problems, Boca Acupuncturist suggests patients make changes in their lifestyle and diet. Coupled with the acupuncture treatment, we can provide Chinese herbal medications that can strengthen spleen, lung, kidney and liver function. Thus provide a long lasting relief to the allergies.

Boca Chinese Acupuncture Clinic recommend patients with seasonal allergies to avoid sweets, spicy and high salt food in their diets. We focus on improving digestion and the function of adrenal and thyroid gland, optimizing your cortisol level, and relieving stress to balance your immune and nervous systems. Most of the patients can stop their medication for allergies if they can follow our holistic approach and they do not have to come to acupuncture treatment forever.