Brian is an author of international
renown and public speaker. He is currently writing his book
Chinese Medicine: A Practical Guide to Optimal Healing.
Brian practices acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine
in sunny San Diego, California.
|My son age 31 suffers from allergy. Takes CLARITIN-D
24 hours one daily. Suffering for the last 10 years. Can acupuncture
help? Where can I find one in Orlando, Florida?
Allergies and Immune System Problems
Yes, acupuncture is great for allergies, and immune system problems
in general. As you may know, allergies are an immune system over-reaction.
Chinese herbs are very helpful in getting the immune system back
in order. They are superior in that they don't produce the side
effects of OTC/drug agents.
How Many Treatments?
For long-term allergies, I'd suggest he sees the acupuncturist/herbalist
for a good 2-3 months, at least once a week, perhaps twice a week
in the first month... and then later perhaps to supplement his
system during the season he is most affected.
article on a related topic- though it mentions children, it
is not specific to them, and bear in mind that your herbalist
might not choose this herbal formula once they've seen him personally.
They'll choose the one that fits him best.
You may also be interested in our short acupuncture
research summary which includes some scientific information
about how acupuncture affects the immune system.
Finally, we have a number of articles on sinus problems, which
can be a direct result of nasal allergies.