Acupuncture natural cures and remedies for allergy

Watery Itchy eyes? Sore throat? Runny nose? Sneezing? all these symptoms that recur during specific season of the year(especially Spring and Fall) are a cause of much suffering of a large segment of the population. 

Over-the-counter medicines will ease your symptoms, but acupuncture etc. natural cures and remedies maybe is a better choice while nothing else works well for your allergy.

1. Acupuncture 

Can acupuncture actually help Allergies? 

As early as two thousand years ago, Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) has a detailed records in the treatment of allergies. In TCM, the "Qi" obstruction of lungs, that cause the nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, eye itching, tongue itching, rash , And even cough, asthma, etc.allergy symptoms.

When treating seasonal allergies with acupuncture, there is often a quick response. Some patients get some relief after the first visit. Most patients get rid of the annoying itchy eyes,sneezing or running nose etc. symptoms after continuous twice a week treatments for 1 to 3 weeks. 


Patients are asked to score their nose stuffiness on a zero to ten scale. Zero meaning no stuffiness at all and 10 being the worst possible stuffiness for the patient. A score may be determined before and after the acupuncture treatment. Patients can also determine the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment by tracking the number of sneezes per day and the number of itching episodes around their eyes. 


After an initial series of treatments, patients come in for further treatments on an as needed basis. Some patients come back in once or twice a year for a booster while others may come more often. In general, patients do better if they avoid sugar and milk in their diets. They have better and longer lasting responses. We have seen many patients who failed medication and allergy shots respond to acupuncture. Patients continue with whatever standard treatments they are currently undergoing while getting acupuncture treatments. Most patients end up significantly reducing or eliminating their dependence on allergy medications.


Allergies are often associated with weak adrenal, immune, and digestive functions. Natural treatments are used to support and improve those functions and to alleviate hay fever symptoms. For seasonal allergies, beginning natural treatments 1–2 months before the season starts can help reduce the severity of symptoms. While many over-the-counter remedies promise symptomatic relief, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believe that addressing the causes of allergies, treating the root beyond the symptoms, and focusing on balancing the immune system leads to substantial long-term health benefits in managing allergies.



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每当花粉期到来时,来问诊的过敏患者就很多。针灸治疗花粉过敏症疗效确切,见效迅速,无副作用,解除症状在一息之间。
中医在治疗过敏症上面有了悠久的历史和详细的记载。早在两千多年前,中国就有对过敏性鼻炎的详细论述。《灵枢‧本神论》中记载:“肺气虚,则鼻塞不利”。中医认为,花粉过敏症是感受时令病邪的侵袭阻碍了肺气,肺气不得肃降,邪气浮扰清窍引起鼻塞、流涕、喷嚏、眼痒、耳痒、颚痒、舌痒、皮疹,甚至出现咳嗽、哮喘等,又称之为“鼻鼽”。

汤熨针石 别有正方


中医治疗花粉过敏症的方法众多,常见的有中药和针灸。在隋代《诸病源候论》中有提出:“肺气通于鼻。肺脏为风冷所乘,则鼻气不和,津液壅塞,而为鼻。冷搏于血气,停结鼻内,故变生肉。其汤熨针石,别有正方。”

使用针灸治疗花粉过敏症的穴位有:风门、心俞穴、肩中俞、前关(下关穴前0.5cm处,刺蝶颚神经节)。可采用近处配穴刺迎香、印堂、上星;远端配穴加列缺、尺泽、曲池。如果患者出现咳嗽、哮喘、皮肤瘙痒,需要医师辩证后加减配穴治疗。


针灸治疗 三大优势


针灸治疗花粉过敏症共有三大优势。第一,疗效快,一般针灸当天见效,甚至比注射和口服西药见效还要快。第二,无毒副作用。第三,和中药一样,具有扶正祛邪之功,更会提高抗病能力。

临床发现,“每个人对针灸的接受程度不同,有的快,有的慢一些。”一般扎完之后,患者就有感觉,不适感明显减弱、整个人舒服多了,有的接受好的患者,甚至扎一次就好。常见的是连续扎针2-3次,基本上完全摆脱恼人的发痒、喷嚏、鼻塞症状。对于特别严重的花粉过敏症,需要每周扎2-3次,直到花期结束。本着28年中医针灸经验,东方针灸诊所刘医师仁心仁术为广大患者服务,诊所电话:416-800-3978


2. Nutrition

To reduce allergy symptoms, eat a moderately low-fat, high-complex-carbohydrate diet. Drink enough water and green tea daily 
  • Include a lot of the following foods in the diet:
  • Dark green, leafy vegetables
  • Deep yellow and orange vegetables
  • Nettles, bamboo shoots, cabbage, beet tops, beets, carrots, yams
  • Onions, garlic, ginger, cayenne, horseradish
Eliminate the following from the diet:


  • Alcohol, caffeine, and dairy products
  • Bananas and citrus fruit
  • Chocolate
  • Food colorings (tartrazine)
  • Peanuts
  • Red meat
  • Sugar
  • Wheat

3. Supplements, Vitamins and Minerals:

  • Green tea is a natural antihistamine that’s powerful enough to actually interfere with allergy skin testing. Sip two cups a day, about 2 weeks before allergy season starts, to help avoid congestion.


  • Bioflavonoids (e.g., quercetin, catechin, and hesperidin) - Take 2-3 grams daily. When symptoms are severe, take up to 6 grams. Bioflavonoids are natural antihistamines and strongly anti-allergenic. Bromelain and vitamin C can enhance the action of bioflavonoids. Combination products are available.
  • Flaxseed oil - Take 1 tbsp daily.
  • Probiotics (e.g., lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidus) - Take one in the morning and one in the evening, 1-4 billion organisms per capsule.
  • Multivitamin – High potency and customized if possible.
  • Vitamin A - Take 25,000 IUs daily.
  • Vitamin C - Take 1-3 grams 2 to 3 times daily 
  • Vitamin E - Take 400 IUs daily.
  • Zinc - Take 30 mg daily.
4. Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicines rarely have significant side effects when used appropriately and at suggested doses. Occasionally, an herb at the prescribed dose causes stomach upset or headache. This may reflect the purity of the preparation or added ingredients, such as synthetic binders or fillers. For this reason, it is recommended that only high-quality products be used. As with all medications, more is not better and overdosing can lead to serious illness and death.

  • Some of the herbs used to treat hay fever symptoms are as follows:
  • Dong quai (Angelica sinensis) - Used as an antihistamine and anti-inflammatory.
  • Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) - Reduces congestion and secretions. It is good for itchy eyes, sneezing, and excess mucus.
  • Gingko (Gingko biloba) - Contains bioflavonoids and is used as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
  • Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) - Helps reduce allergic, inflammatory, and histaminic reactions and supports liver function.
  • Red clover (Trifolium pratense) - Helps build the body’s resistance to allergies.
  • Stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) - Used as an antihistamine and anti-inflammatory.
  • Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) - Reduces congestion and secretions.
Make a tea of one herb or a combination of herbs. Take 3 to 4 cups a day. If the herbs are in tincture form, combine several of them and take 1 -3 dropper 3 to 4 times a day.

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