VA patient service for acupuncture

Acupuncture & Holistic Medical Center RI

   960 Reservoir Ave, Cranston RI 02910        Phone:(401)332-3860         


Acupuncture & Herbal Health Center for Allergies

Acupuncture treats allergies quickly without side effects

Allergies, or allergic rhinitis, are due to an over-reactivity of the immune system to certain allergens.  Present as nasal itching, nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and conjunctival hyperemia, eye itching, weeping, and continuous cough, breath, as allergic asthma. Especially it is very popular in Europe, America and Japan and other countries during spring and summer season. When allergens and antibodies react in individuals with allergic rhinitis, their nasal mucosa becomes swollen and may obstruct drainage from the sinuses causing sinusitis in many people


Western Treatment of Allergies 

The Western treatment of allergic rhinitis relies mostly on the use of antihistamine agents. Unfortunately, antihistamines only treat the manifestations of the disease and not the root. In addition, they cause side-effects such as dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, nervousness, dryness, and gastro-intestinal disturbance.


Acupuncture Treatment for Allergies

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), including a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, is a safe, natural and effective option for treating allergies. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine point of view, allergic rhinitis is due to a deficiency of the Lung and Kidney's Defensive-Qi systems, combined with retention of chronic "Wind" in the nose.The manifestation of the disease is Wind invading the Lung channel in the nose. . The goal of all TCM is to promote the healthy flow of qi (vital energy) that travels through the meridians of our bodies. TCM interprets the cause of allergic rhinitis, referred to as "bi yuan". Treatment using TCM acupuncture can dramatically lessen allergic reactions, or in some cases help the sufferer tolerate what caused the symptoms. It also enables most people to reduce or eliminate their dependence on allergy medication. The goal of treatment is to develop a treatment plan that will alleviate the patient's acute symptoms while addressing the underlying immune system imbalance at the root of the allergy. Acupuncture could help ease symptoms of seasonal allergies, according to a new study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine and reports in the news.