Allergy Relief with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

 Allergy Relief with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

After a few weeks of suffering from allergies, a 50-year-old woman came to me for help. E.C. had been checked and diagnosed by her primary care practitioner, who recommended a typical allergy medicine for her treatment. Itchy eyes, post-nasal drip, and terrible sinus headaches were becoming more and more prevalent in her life. The fact that she had previously been diagnosed with menopause symptoms, restless legs syndrome, and chronic immune fatigue deficiency syndrome (CIFDS), which is often known as chronic fatigue syndrome, made her wary of taking her prescription. In addition to feeling more thirsty and dry, she was worried that the drugs she was taking were making her even more exhausted. She couldn’t afford to let her newly discovered allergies worsen these two diseases while she sought treatment. I’m at a loss. She inquired as to whether or not we had any answers.

Allergy Patients Dissatisfied with Drugs

Allergy problems have grown less seasonal and more year-round in one patient’s case, and she is not the only one looking for answers. Allergic disorders affect more than half a million Americans, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). In the United States, allergies are now the sixth biggest cause of long-term illness. People are searching for help everywhere. As soon as your pals realize that you’re having sneezing fits, running noses, and attempting to scratch your eyes out, they’ll generally want to assist by recommending a product or service that has worked for them. According to the Chain Drug Review, sales of allergy/sinus pills rose 17.8% in the year ending January 22nd (May 2006). They go on to say that the country’s pharmacy shop sales generate $1.1 billion per year. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America found in their March poll that almost a third (31 percent) of allergy sufferers are dissatisfied with their current prescribed medicine. According to the results of the poll, these people are disappointed since their current allergy medicine does not provide long-term relief. Some 47% reported using numerous prescription allergy medicines, while 36% reported combining their prescribed allergy meds alongside non-prescription allergy treatments. Some health care experts are concerned about the safety of these therapies, which are costly and time-consuming. Despite this, many are still on the hunt for answers. Continue reading to see how our patient from Andover fared in the face of her troubling signs.

Is Acupuncture Helping?

E.C.’s primary reason for visiting our clinic was to get relief from constant sinus headache discomfort. In addition to her runny nose and itchy eyes, the pressure and face pain was becoming unbearable. Acupuncture is a common therapy for these kinds of symptoms, so that’s where we started with hers. Our ability to relieve pain and inflammation using acupuncture’s analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and circulatory properties may be used in the hard-to-reach nasal membranes in the same way. Neither acupuncture nor the medications our patient was taking had any interaction and our patient had no negative effects from acupuncture. An immediate reduction in sinus pressure and discomfort as well as an easing of part of the “foggy-headed” sensation the patient had experienced was noticed after the first treatment. E.C. experienced fewer or no sinus headaches, less or no itchy eyes, and increased physical and mental vigor during the following several weeks. When she started walking, she was pleased with her progress. She said her allergy problems were decreased by 80%.

A Wide Range of Alternatives Is Beneficial

E. C. stopped using all of her prescription and over-the-counter allergy treatments after consulting with her doctor. Anxiety drugs may have led to difficulty falling and keeping asleep for the patients. Symptoms of menopause were becoming more obvious, so her doctor decided to let her test how she would feel without them. This is an excellent illustration of how we collaborate with your current medical team. At the time of her initial appointment, the patient was taking prescribed medicine. Acupuncture is often used in conjunction with other treatments in our culture. A wide range of ailments may be treated with this medication. Getting a patient to feel better while taking medicine is the primary priority. We work to close the often-present care gap. Medications improve patients’ quality of life, but not enough. There may be an option to lessen or remove some or all of their drugs as we can provide them with relief. If the patient and their physicians decide, so be it! With her doctor’s help, E.C. was allowed to experiment without her allergy meds to see how she felt. To observe how this goes, we’ll go back to our patient.

More Allergy relief and other health benefits are provided by custom herbal medicines

Symptoms of perimenopause were becoming increasingly prevalent. In addition to the CIFDS symptoms of unrefreshing sleep and exhaustion, she noticed a growing amount of hot flashes, irregular menstruation, and mood changes. Although my allergy symptoms decreased, I was still experiencing flare-ups of restless leg syndrome due to my inability to get enough sleep. We decided to include Chinese herbal medicine in her acupuncture treatment. It was a good combo. We reduced her acupuncture appointments as soon as she started feeling better regularly. Her allergy, menopausal, restless leg, and CIFDS symptoms were effectively treated by the herbal remedy that we had identified. Acupuncture was utilized as required for acute symptoms, and our bespoke maccun plus turkish herbal medication was employed to treat the other diseases. When a new symptom arose, we could adjust her personalized herbal prescription, as we had done effectively to treat her night sweats and poor sleep during her few trips to the doctor’s office. Having her energy level stable and symptoms under control, our patient can spend time with her family and friends. Freedom is the ultimate objective.

Dr. David Sollars, M.Ac., L.Ac., H.C.M.C.

We at FirstHealth of Andover PC were founded to bring together skilled practitioners of integrative medicine to help our neighbors with their health-related issues. Our common perspective is centered on reviving patients’ desire to recover and reinvigorating their abilities to do so. Our medical philosophies have always stressed the need of working together with patients and their current healthcare providers to find answers.

FirstHealth employees have the chance to make a real impact in the lives of our patients. We need to deal with the issues that led you to our clinic right away. To assist you maintain your health, we may then work with you to implement any necessary lifestyle adjustments. Patients love learning about how to maintain their health, according to our observations. Every one of our patients deserves to experience this wonderful sensation. If you want to optimize your body’s healing capacity, find hidden health possibilities, and experience the advantages that hope and harmony may bring to your life, we’re here to assist!

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