Allergies such as runny nose, watery eyes, red eyes and uncontrollable sneezing are extremely common in Calgary, both during and after the allergy season, and many researchers concluded acupuncture is an effective alternative treatment.
In general, during allergy season, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatments main emphasis is on the symptoms (referred as "branch" in Chinese medicine). In between allergy seasons, the patient would continue to receive treatments, and the emphasis would be on strengthening the immune system (referred as "root" in Chinese medicine) also known as "The Righteous Qi."
Diagnosing an allergy using Traditional Chinese medicine is far more individualized than it would be with Western medicine. Allergies are analyzed by the pattern of symptoms seen in the specific patient, and the treatment is then designed to relieve these particular symptoms. The majority of diagnosis is the pathological accumulation of dampness (forms of water). The treatment plan would be based on the body conditions, history and other individual situations.
Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, stainless steel, single use, sterile needles, into specific acupuncture points. Which are chosen depending on the diagnosis based on Traditional Chinese medicine. Herbal medicine is often prescribed for chronic cases.
Acupuncture treatments for allergic conditions can have effective results as few as one to three treatment sessions. Afterwards, further maintenance would be required and Chinese herbal medicine to achieve the optimum outcome.
At Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine, we provide our patients with many treatment options.
- our Intern Clinic provides effective and affordable treatment with complimentary consultation;
- our Faculty Clinic provides personal and specific patients care;
- our alumni and associated clinics provide alternative locations, specialties, pricing and convenience.
At ACATCM, we are committed to providing results-driven premier quality care to our patients. To discuss your health and wellness needs, contact our College Clinic at: 403-286-8788.