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Allergies & Sinusitis

Allergies & Sinusitis

An allergy is an adverse reaction by the body when exposed to a normally harmless food or substance in the environment. The most common substances (allergens) which cause allergic reactions include grass and tree pollen (hay fever), house dust mites, mold, pets, certain foods and medications. In an allergic reaction the body’s immune system reacts to the allergen as if it were a threat. Subsequently the body remembers the allergen and produces an immune response whenever exposed to it.

Symptoms of Allergy typically Include:

  • Inflammation and swelling inside your nose, runny nose and sneezing (allergic rhinitis)
  • Post nasal drip (sense of mucus running down the back of the throat)
  • Wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath
  • Tiredness, fatigue
  • Sinus pain (feelings of pressure behind the nose or around the eyes)
  • Skin irritations
  • Swelling
  • Itchy eyes, ears, lips, throat and palate (inside the top of the mouth)
  • Sickness, vomiting and diarrhea

Some allergy sufferers may also experience a loss of sense of smell, headaches and sweats.

Rhinitis which occurs for only part of the year due to allergy to tree, grass or weed pollens during the ‘hay fever’ season is called seasonal allergic rhinitis. Symptoms which continue year around (perennial allergic rhinitis) are commonly caused by indoor allergens such as dust mites, pets or indoor molds.

Genetic as well as environmental factors play a part in allergies. Allergies often run in families. Common allergic disorders include asthma, eczema and hay fever. If you have asthma, your asthma symptoms may get worse when you have hay fever. Conventional medical treatments for hay fever aim to reduce or eliminate symptoms, enhance quality of life and reduce the risk of developing coexisting disease.

Allergy medications may offer temporary relief from the symptoms, but they can't cure the condition. The combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal is very effective at treating allergy symptoms by getting to the root of the issue: a weakened immune system. Chinese herbal medicine and Acupuncture can strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation in the nasal passages, clear up nasal congestion, stop an itchy, watery eyes.

How Acupuncture Treatments Provide Relief from Allergies?

According to Chinese Medicine, allergic rhinitis is related to Wind and a deficiency of the Protective Wei Qi. Wei Qi is the Qi, or energy, that flows at the surface of the body as a protective sheath and is responsible for resistance to colds and other respiratory infections. People with a deficiency of Wei Qi catch colds easily and are more susceptible to allergens.
The Chinese concept of Wei Qi is similar to Western concept of the immune system. Wei Qi functions to protect and defend the body against foreign substances. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine support and strengthen the system of the body that is involved in the production of Wei Qi.
When treating with acupuncture, underlying imbalances within the body are addressed and a treatment plan is develope d to relieve the acute symptoms of allergic rhinitis while also treating the root problems that are contributing to the body's reaction to allergens. Treatments often include dietary modification, the use of specifically chosen herbal formulas, and acupuncture.

Other Related Symptoms and Conditions

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are also very effective in relieving conditions related to the sinuses such as head colds, sinus infections, and sinus headaches. For sinus infections, specific herbal formulas can be used instead of using antibiotics. Acupuncture can relieve pressure and pain, and get you back to feeling healthy again.

Acupuncture for Allergies is a holistic an effective non-toxic option, unlike long-term prescription drugs. Acupuncture helps detox the liver and the body. We can’t change the environment, but we can change, using acupuncture allergy treatments in our Energy Body acupuncture clinic to help you feel better.

What you expect from the acupuncture session:

  • Thorough exam, taking complete health history will be conducted
  • Unique treatment and treatment plan will be developed to address your Specific concerns
  • Herbal formula, life style and diet will be prescribed and discussed. Self -massage and qi gong exercise will be taught to help speeding up the recovering process

Achieving Goals Treatment Method such as:

  • Painless Abdominal Acupuncture
  • Painless Face Acupuncture
  • Painless Naval Acupuncture
  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Electro- Acupuncture
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Herbal Therapy

Other Benefits from this Treatment:

  • Improve Digestion:
    Reduce Abdominal Bloating/Gas
    Reduce Weighs / Loss inches/ Enhancing Energy
  • Facial Rejuvenation:
    Reduce Puffiness/ Improve Facial Muscle Tone/ Reduce double Chi

Course of treatment

There are 10-16 acupuncture sessions in one course of treatment. Treatment frequency depends on individual condition. Chinese herbs work synergistically with acupuncture.

Testimonial:

A friend suggested I should try acupuncture for my allergy sinus problems. I had an operation for repeated sinusitis, about 2 years ago but it was unsuccessful. After only three sessions with Dr. Yang. My sinus has felt clearer. Dr. Yang is a kind person who is warm and friendly, very professional and exceptionally gifted. I have already recommended Dr. Yang to my family and friends. I would highly recommend Dr. Yang to anyone thinking of trying allergy acupuncture.
--------Robert Y.

I have had chronic and extreme allergies for 10 years. Even with 2 antihistamines and a nasal Steroid I was still suffering. I was about to try immunotherapy shots, which was a major commitment and something I felt uncomfortable with, which is why I decided to see Dr. Yang try acupuncture. After 6 treatments my symptoms have gone away completely. I am in awe of the ability for acupuncture to solve a problem I thought I would have forever. I feel better than ever and I am doing fine. Thank you Dr. Yang.
--------Karen V.

I have suffered with asthma and allergies all my life. Years on medications, inhalers and immunotherapy. Most recently experiencing sinus pressure, headaches and exhaustion. Since my treatments with Dr. Yang, I now have no headaches, no sinus problems and take no medications. I have more energy than I have had in years. I feel great!
--------Fiona N.

I started going to Dr. Yang to get acupuncture for my allergies , I had been on a daily allergy medicine for 4 years which totally dried me out - my hair, my skin - and it was becoming less and less effective in preventing my sinus headaches. Within the first 6 appointments I was able to stop taking my medicine completely and now it's been 3 years and I've never had to take anything again. I still see Dr. Yang for allergy acupuncture appointment. Every 2 or 3 weeks because I've found the acupuncture to be so incredibly good for stress and total body relaxation which I know I need.
--------Katie S.

I had suffered from allergies since childhood. In recent years, they have been getting worse. The allergies start every year beginning in March. These allergies made me absolutely miserable with my eyes burning, tearing, my throat itching and scratching, and my nose being congested. In May last year, my cousin, who also had allergies, recommended that I see Dr. Yang. The first treatment was amazing. I felt my nose open and totally clear up within minutes. I was surprised that acupuncture works just like my nose drops - fast. After my fifth visit, my allergies were completely relieved. I wish someone told me about this long ago. I went for a total of seven session acupuncture treatments with herbal capsule and I had a whole season free of allergies.
--------Peter K.