Allergies & Sinusitis

Allergies and sinusitis are relatively easy to treat with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. TCM uses metaphors that in many ways allow better diagnosis, differentiation and treatment of allergies than western medical treatments. TCM uses ideas like:

  • Dampness – chronic drip and excessive phlegm
  • Dryness – itching and redness
  • Heat – redness, sore throat, and rashes
  • Stagnation – chronic congestion
  • Wind – sneezing, coughing and moving rashes
  • Qi – general energy level

TCM also thinks about the level of entry of allergens:

  • Sinus – chronic drip, sneezing, tightness, congestion, chronic infection
  • Eyes – Redness, dryness, itching, and chronic tearing
  • Ears – dampness, vertigo, chronic infection
  • Throat – sore or itchy throat
  • Lungs – cough, wheezing, difficulty breathing
  • Digestive System – food allergies, indigestion, etc

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs have a predictable effect on all of these qualities and levels and can be used to quickly relieve allergy symptoms. Your treatment will be based on TCM pattern diagnosis. You should feel relief quickly, though full relief may take some time depending on degree and chronicity of symptoms. Plan on 3-6 treatments for most conditions.


All terminology and medical statements in this website are based on the Traditional Chinese Medical model.