Homeopathy and  Acupuncture for AllergiesHomeopathy and  Acupuncture for Allergies
Conventional medical treatments for allergies can range from antihistamines, corticosteroids or weekly allergy shots (immunotherapy). Some people even resort to surgery such as cauterizing the inner lining of the nose and removal of the adenoids and/or tonsils to alleviate symptoms. At Integrative Med Solutions (IMS), a more traditional approach is found for each individual and their specific allergy related condition. Using such remedies as acupuncture, Classical Chinese Medicine and naturopathic medicine have shown great promise in the challenges associated with allergies.

Acupuncture: Strengthening the Body
Allergy Magazine published a 2004 study where researchers administered weekly acupuncture sessions alongside a protocol of Chinese herbs to a controlled group. They found that this formula resulted in significant improvements of the eyes and nose as well as an enhanced emotional outlook with increased physical activity. Particular acupuncture points used in the study included: Lung, Liver, Gallbladder and Large Intestine meridians (pathways). Naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Lisanti, will assess your allergy history along with any other clues that will enable him to offer you a specialized IMS remedy formula.

Botanical Medicine: Chinese Herbs and More
The specific Chinese herbs used in the above study that could very well be safely and professionally administered by IMS are: chrysanthemum, plantago seed, tribulus, schizonepeta and cassia seed. These botanical medicines are embraced by the body for optimal healing, building up the immune system as well as strengthening parallel factors. In time, it is promising to reverse displaced energy and possibly eliminate allergy symptoms.

Homeopathy: Like cures Like
By using physical and mental clues that a patient possesses, Dr. Lisanti can determine the proper homeopathic protocol. Homeopathy is the scientific manipulation of plant, animal, mineral and sometimes even human substances highly diluted into a safe, tasteless remedy that mimics a specific condition. For instance, if you have a runny nose and itchy eyes Dr. Lisanti may prescribe Allium Cepa which is derived from the red onion. Taking this remedy for related symptoms almost acts as using a fire to put out a fire.

Clinical Nutrition: Eating the Right Foods to Prevent and Alleviate Your Allergies
Eating medicinally can offer some easy fixes for allergy sufferers. IMS finds the best clinical nutrition program to strengthen the body while preventing allergic symptoms and reactions. A 2004 study out of Germany determines that foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (fish, flaxseed) reduced hay fever symptoms considerably. Other foods include: yogurt which contains probiotic cultures (friendly bacteria) which help strengthen the immune system and has been associated with relieving eczema; flavonoids such as apples, bananas, garlic and some teas reduce inflammation from such conditions as sinusitis; and magnesium rich foods like tofu, spinach, sunflower seeds and black-eyed peas improve respiratory function.

At Integrative Med Solutions, we will design an acupuncture and naturopathic treatment program that works for you.  In many cases, insurance covers portions of the acupuncture treatment. Allow us to support you to achieve optimal health.  To make an appointment or find out more about how acupuncture and naturopathic medicine can benefit you, please call our office at 914.337.2980 or click here to schedule an online appointment.

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