Allergy Relief with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Do you suffer from allergies? Have antihistamines and other treatments been unsuccessful in relieving your symptoms?

You don’t have to live with the discomfort of allergies—give acupuncture a try!

Traditional Chinese Medicine has a long and proud history of treating allergies and sinusitis. It’s a powerful tool for alleviating symptoms like sneezing, itchy red eyes, congestion, post-nasal drip, and runny nose. The effects can be long-lasting because Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses not just on the symptoms, but on treating the root causes of your allergies. 

Thousands of satisfied patients

Dr. Lin and Dr. Ding at TrueMind Center together have over 50 years of clinical experience treating thousands of patients with seasonal allergies and sinusitis. Since Traditional Chinese Medicine treats core issues in addition to relieving immediate symptoms, they’ve observed that many patients’ noses and sinuses become healthier in structure and that mucosal lining looks refreshed. 

The benefits can also be visual: many patients find that the swelling, puffiness, and redness in their nose and face noticeably decreases (an “all-natural makeover,” as some patients have put it). Additionally, it’s commonly reported that patients seeking acupuncture treatment for allergies also experience better digestion, better sleep, more relaxed shoulder and neck muscles, and overall feel brighter and more vital. Perhaps these unexpected benefits are what motivates patients to continue their treatment even after their allergies have gone away.


Research on the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating allergies

Over the years, there have been numerous research studies conducted on the effectiveness of using acupuncture to treat allergies. One recent study from the Journal Annals of Internal Medicine involved 422 patients who tested positive for pollen allergies and who suffered from classic symptoms such as a runny nose.  They were divided into three groups:

  • The first group received 12 acupuncture sessions and as well as allergy medication
  • The second group received 12 “fake” acupuncture sessions as well as allergy medication
  • The third group received only allergy medication

After eight weeks, the first group—the participants who received real acupuncture treatment along with allergy medication—showed the greatest improvement in their allergic symptoms and overall decreased their use of antihistamines (Ann Intern Med. 2013; 158(4): 225-234).

Root causes of seasonal allergies and sinusitis

What are the possible root causes in your body that might lead you to be susceptible to seasonal allergies and sinusitis? Below are eight of the most common core problems that Dr. Lin and Dr. Ding have treated through their many years of practice. You owe it to yourself to find out how many may apply to you.  

  1. Imbalance of yin and yang in the body
  2. Blocked lymphatic drainage in the thoracic outlet
  3. Enlarged lymphatic glands in the neck
  4. Dysfunctions in the digestion system
  5. Candidiasis and yeast infection
  6. Tension in the neck and shoulders muscles
  7. Adrenal depletion (i.e., kidney Qi deficiency)
  8. Stagnation of blood and Qi circulation in the nose

Traditional Chinese Medicine is an all-natural and holistic approach to well-being. Don’t suffer a day longer with allergies—call us today!