Chinese Herbs for Allergies

Effective Acupuncture Treatment and Chinese Herbs for Allergies

7 Reasons you should visit our clinic:

1. Relive nasal discharge, congestions and itchiness

2. Relieve sinus headache, hay fever and asthma

3.Improve your energy and say bye to fatigue

4. Reduce /Eliminate dependency on allergy medicine

5.End struggle with heavy side effects from allergy drugs and injections

6. Regulate body’s antigen-antibody reactions

7.Smell flowers, play with your pets without worrying about allergies!

Effective Acupuncture Treatment and Chinese Herbs for Allergies

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Allergies

Q: How many acupuncture treatments will it take to alleviate my allergies?

A: Most patients need 5 treatments within the first month. Then treatments are spaced out to once or twice a month. Sometimes one can see improvement immediately after treatment and intaking our powerful herbal medicine.

Q: How long are the appointments?

A: For initial visiting – varies, sometimes as long as 90 minutes. For follow-up treatments – about 60 minutes. If you have other chronic health concerns, speak out and let us know. We will make a complete diagnosis and treatment plan with you to achieve your opitmal health!

Q:How much will this cost me?

A:$$-$$$. Most of my cash-paying patients opt for packages of acupuncture appointments as for most conditions will require a series of treatments. For patients with health insurance, please contact us and we can verify the benefits for you!

Q: What about my allergy medication and periodic allergy shots?

A: You Not necessary, we need to evaluate the situation together with you. You  can continue to take your allergy medicine during first 2 or 3 treatments, but our goal is to reduce or stop them gradually. We use high quality chinese herbs for allergies when necessary. But eventually, you won’t need herbal medicine either. We help you strengthen and balance your immune system. The proper diet and excericise is your best medicine! Mother nature is always on your side!

Q: Do I have to keep having acupuncture treatment for the rest of my life?

A: No. Many of my patients are fine after a treatment series and come back for health maintenance, i.e: loose weight, anti-aging, better energy, stress or emotion release, lower cholesterol and blood sugar, or other new health concerns they want us to take care. Come when necessary!

Q:Is there any evidence that acupuncture helps allergy?

A: Yes. yourself is the best evidence for our result oriented acupuncture and herbal treatments!XOXOXO

But we still list some research result here to save your time in google them.

An Australian study¹ found that acupuncture was effective for persistent allergic rhinitis. The study divided the study population into 2 groups. One received real acupuncture, and one received “fake” or sham acupuncture. They were treated twice weekly for 8 weeks, then followed up for another 12 weeks. Nasal obstruction, sneezing, rhinorrhea and nasal itch were each self-assessed daily on a 5-point scale, and scores were aggregated weekly. The total scores for the real acupuncture group were better by far than the sham acupuncture group at the end of the treatment weeks as well as after the follow up period.

A 2012 study comparing acupuncture to anti-histamines to the itch of atopic dermatitis and their conclusion was that both acupuncture and the antihistamine reduced type I hypersensitivity itch in patients with atopic dermatis, compared with both placebo and NI.  A group in Rome has done extensive work on Nerve Growth Factor and its role in acupuncture, allergy and influence on the central and peripheral nervous system.

There is much interplay in the human body between the peripheral nervous system and the central nervous system. Cytokines, including IL-1, IL-2, IL-6, and TNF-alpha,are important mediators of the immune response and play a key role in the diseases by acting on inflammatory immune cells, neuronal cells, muscle cells, and vessel cells. Interestingly, some cytokines (e.g. TNF-alpha, IL-2, TGF-beta) are also able to regulate synaptic plasticity and affect CNS functions. The neurotrophins and cytokines release in response to various stimuli, such as electronic stimulation, or inflammation. This crosstalk from PNS to CNS is involved in the pathophysiology of many human diseases and may contribute to the effects of acupuncture.

There is also experimental evidence³ that the electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve inhibits macrophage activation and the production of TNF, IL-1beta , IL-6, IL-18, and other proinflammatory cytokines. The systemic anti-inflammatory actions of traditional and electro-acupuncture are directly or indirectly mediated by the efferent vagus nerve activation and inflammatory macrophage deactivation.

Lab Tests For Allergy (for cash payment clinets only):

Option A:  test 96 allergens (include food, yeast, yogurts, etc)

•Test fee: $295
•Office visit fee: $50
•Herbal/diet treatment suggestions included (Chinese Herbs for Allergies)

Option B: test Mold allergens

•Test Fee: $ 100
•Office visit  fee: $50
•Herbal/diet treatment suggestions included. (Chinese Herbs for Allergies)

Acupuncture San Mateo

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Allergies