Targeted treatment for allergies
Symptoms of running nose, sneezing, and watery itchy eyes that recur during specific parts of the year are a cause of much suffering for over 50 million Americans each year. Millions of dollars are spent on medications and the allergy shots for the treatment of seasonal allergies.
At our practice, we begin by first identifying the specific organ systems in your body that are involved in triggering the reaction that you experience when exposed to a particular substance, such as seasonal pollen. This evaluation is done based on classic principles of Chinese Medicine, which allow us to map specific organ systems to the manifestation of physical symptoms. Then, several specific points will be selected based on your particular profile.
Acupuncture regulates the immune system
We have significant experience working with patients who present with both over-active and under-active immune systems. Some of our most commonly seen conditions include multiple sclerosis, arthritis, celiac disease and Graves’ disease.
Acupuncture can help normalize an over-active immune system, which will result in anti-inflammatory effects on the body. On a cellular level, this works through the regulation of microglia, which are immune system cells that secrete pro-inflammatory and neurotoxic mediators when activated. By regulating these cells with acupuncture, we can restore their activity to a normal level and reduce inflammatory responses.
Acupuncture corrects energy imbalance
Acupuncture can also help boost an underactive immune system. Acupuncture works by correcting global energy, or Qi, imbalances within your body. When Qi is properly balanced, the immune system can function at optimal levels. Through this optimization process, we’ve seen significant success combating immune deficiencies in our patients. Additionally, research has also shown that acupuncture enhances blood flow throughout the entire body, leading to healthier tissues and a stronger immune system.
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