Acupuncture for Allergies & Asthma Providence, RI
Acupuncture is now becoming a popular treatment for respiratory disorders. Natural remedies that include acupuncture can be used to clear away symptoms related to bronchitis, emphysema, allergies-asthma.
Acupuncture For Allergies
Acupuncture is regarded as an effective tool to combat inhaled chemicals and airborne allergies. When you decrease the bodies’ re-activity in association to certain substances, the “histamine” response which is what produces types of allergic responses is improved. Over a period of time the “physical” response to specific allergens have the ability to be muted, which can result in long lasting changes.
Acupuncture is known for relieving pain in a number of patients and some of the latest studies now suggest that it can relieve itchy eyes and sneezing as well.
Many individuals are plagued by the sniffles often caused by “seasonal” allergies will turn to types of over the counter or prescription antihistamines to provide relief. However, when these antihistamines do not provide results patients begin to look to alternative treatments such as acupuncture.
This treatment involves inserting tiny needles into the skin on precise points on the body. This ancient treatment has the ability to reduce the symptoms related to allergies.
In one of the studies that have now been published in a journal known as Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers used 422 people that had tested positively for “pollen’ allergies along with nasal symptoms like a runny nose. These participants each reported on their specific symptoms and the medication as well as the doses they had been using to treat these symptoms.
Researchers divided these participants into 3 groups. The first group received a total number of 12 acupuncture treatments and then took antihistamines when they needed them.
While the other group received 12 acupuncture treatments that were fake (needles that were placed at random on the body) as well as taking their antihistamines as required. The last group only used antihistamines for their symptoms.
After a period of two months, researchers found out from each patient about their specific symptoms and the medication they had used. The first group that received the proper acupuncture showed a vast improvement in their allergy symptoms along with far less use of their antihistamines when compared to the other two groups.
Acupuncture For Asthma
Asthma has been described as a disorder that involves two components. The first component involves inflammation that occurs in the airways which is followed by the second component of bronchial constrictions from the “smooth” muscle response that is positioned in the walls of these airways.
Using acupuncture for asthmatic symptoms has the ability to produce anti-inflammatory agents in a natural way that decreases inflammation. At the same time acupuncture treatments have an effect on the sympathetic-nervous system that eases muscular constrictions of the “smooth” muscles.
Acupuncture is an effective treatment solution for asthma, cold induced and exercise induced asthma. Long-term progress is possible when combined with safe management of medications.
Acupuncture is derived from an ancient treatment that is based on medical philosophies that energy flows in the body through opposing negative and positive forces, better known as “yin and yang.”
Diseases such as allergies/asthma are believed to consist of an “imbalance” when it comes to these specific forces. This energy is believed to flow in the body through precise pathways that are known as meridians.
When introducing tiny needles that are placed into the skin at specific identified points on these meridians, the balance of these forces are believed to be changed and can benefit a patient who may suffer from allergies/asthma or other types of respiratory disorders.
Severe Environmental Allergies & Autoimmune Issues
When I walked into Dr. Tad’s office, I weighted only 96lbs. and I was on oxygen. I could only eat TWO foods and I basically lived in a bubble. From childhood, I was misdiagnosed for a variety of allergies and conditions that led me to this point. I then developed multiple chemical, food and air allergies caused from this underlying condition kicked off by a molded home that I lived in.
Acupuncture saved my life. The road was long, but I grew stronger and healthier with every treatment. While it took me almost two years, I now feel alive again. My weight is a very normal 130lbs, I do not need oxygen, I could eat more foods as time went on and I am living a normal healthy life.
Dr. Tad saved my life! He helped me through a very dark time and I am grateful.
— Lisa B., Cumberland, RI
Allergies & Asthma
When I started coming to see Dr. Tad I had issues with sinus infections, headaches, low energy levels and congestion.
Following the start of my acupuncture treatments, I had increased energy, better sleep habits and reduced congestion in the sinus cavities. I was able to cut down on my allergy medication and reduced my visits to the pulmonary doctor and allergy doctor.
Overall, I had a much better quality of life. Changes in the weather do not impact me like previously. My energy levels are much higher and if symptoms do happen to reoccur, they do not last as long as they did prior to acupuncture. Symptoms are a lot easier to deal with and dissipate much quicker. I had not had a sinus infection in almost 2 years.
— Joyce B., Lincoln, RI
Infertility, Hormone Issues, Liver Issues & Allergies
When I sought out Dr. Tad’s services, I had no period or menstrual cycles unless induced with medicine. I had high liver enzymes and fatty liver. I also suffered from seasonal allergies.
The outlook for getting pregnant is much better. Following treatments, I now have a menstrual cycle more frequently without traditional medicine. I am also off almost all medication for allergies.
Overall, the symptoms I came in with have improved and things are looking positive.
— Mary D., N. Attleboro, MA