mind & body
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Allergies & Asthma
The body experiences an allergic reaction when the immune system wrongly identifies a normally harmless substance as a threat to the body. People can experience allergies to a wide variety of different allergens that cause a wide range of symptoms. Seasonal allergies are very common, especially in the Houston area, and occur because of a hypersensitivity disorder in the body. Allergy symptoms can be very uncomfortable and often include:
- Asthma attacks
- Itchy runny nose or throat
- Nasal congestion
- Clear, runny nose
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), including acupuncture, cupping, and herbal remedies, has proven very effective in the prevention and treatment of allergies. TCM works to harmonize the body prior to allergy season and equip the body to properly deal with allergens.
Asthma is commonly viewed as a disease of the lungs and affects an estimated 300 million people around the world.
Because Traditional Chinese Medicine asthma is seen as a disorder related to the functioning of the lungs, kidney, and stomach. The acupressure/acupuncture points used to treat asthma are located along the lung, kidney and stomach meridians.
Acupuncture/Acupressure are commonly used as a preventative technique that is helpful in treating initial attacks as well as long-term asthma. Studies have shown that regular acupuncture treatment has shown to lessen the frequency and intensity of asthma attacks.