Is there Alternative Allergy Treatment that doesn’t require prescription drugs?
The short answer is yes there alternative Allergy treatment approaches using acupuncture & TCM Herbal Medicine that can make a huge difference in both Seasonal Allergies, Food Allergies, Allergic Rhinitis, but also other kinds of allergies like Atopic Eczema. At my Acupuncture & TCM Herbal Clinic in Tampa, FL I regularly help people tame or eliminate their allergies, eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergies, and more.
What are allergies?
In the simplest terms allergies are when your immune system overacts on something it shouldn’t react to. A couple of examples are getting a runny rose, sneezing and itchy eyes from pollen. A more extreme example is a peanut allergy that causes anaphylactic shock in a child. Both are examples of similar immune processes in our body one is just a more extreme and life threatening one.
What causes allergies?
An allergy starts when your immune system mistakes a normally harmless substance for a dangerous invader. The immune system then produces antibodies (IgE) that remain on the alert for that particular allergen. When you’re exposed to the allergen again, these antibodies & immune cells (mast cells) can release a number of immune system chemicals, such as histamine, that cause allergy symptoms like causing muscles in the airways and walls of the blood vessels to tighten. It also instructs the lining of the nose to produce more mucus.
How is Acupuncture & TCM different from what my regular doctor does?
With TCM (what I practice at my clinic in Tampa & Virtually with people all around the USA), we take a whole body perspective on healing allergies. The goal is to not just to desensitize your immune system but to change how it responds for good.
The most allergic people are caught in a cycle of medication, steroid dependency, emergency hospitalization, and curtailing their activities and diets to avoid triggers.
In practice Dr Joshtreats complex combinations of allergic diseases for all ages, from infancy through adulthood, bringing relief to people who have suffered terribly from oozing, bleeding skin, desperate breathing disorders, and life-threatening food allergies.
In contrast with Western pharmaceuticals, which are the study of “one molecule’s effects on one other molecule” TCM takes the more complex but elegant approach of multiple molecules of herbal medicines on multiple other molecules. This means we use a combination of a number of different herbal medicines to address everything contributing to a specific condition. This allows us to treat the whole body and immune system, not just the symptoms.
The good news
Allergies (all the various kinds) including, eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergies, and more, have been treated for thousands of years with TCM Herbal Medicine. By taking this time tested route we can provide a personalized solution for your specific condition.
If you’re sick of the old approach or your allergies are out of control, reach out to Dr. Josh below and schedule a visit. If you’re not in Tampa, FL, that’s okay – we can work together over the phone and have our compounding pharmacy ship your herbal formula directly to your house.