Our acupuncture clinic is located in Washington DC, often referred to as the “capital of allergies.” As such, there is no shortage of clients who come in to see us for allergies, chronic sinus pain, and sinus infections. Here is our natural, holistic approach to healing their allergies and sinus issues–whether or not they are seasonal.
Common causes of allergies and sinus problems
- Airborne allergens (pollen, dust, pollution, etc)
- Food sensitivities and digestive problems
- Low immunity
- Chronic overwork and exhaustion (leading to reduced immunity)
How we address allergies and sinus problems holistically
1. Identify the cause of your allergies and sinus problems
We do so mainly by asking questions centered around the 5 points listed above. Also, what makes it better and worse, what you’ve tried already, and any diagnoses you’ve gotten from your doctor or other practitioners.
2. Identify the location and nature of the symptoms.
This is essential for helping us select your acupuncture points (link to How we select post).
3. Diagnose your condition from a Chinese Medicine perspective
This will help us discover key factors that may be playing a role in your condition.
4. Create a customized treatment plan for your allergies and sinus problems
Based on the information from your new patient appointment, we will construct a treatment plan that is customized to your specific needs. One of the things we’re passionate about here at Transformational Acupuncture is helping you identify and address the root causes of your symptom, in addition to alleviating the symptom itself. This will give you the best chance of a long-term, sustainable recovery.
Here are the main strategies we suggest for treating allergies and sinus problems holistically:
- A customized Chinese Herbal Medicine formula
- A food sensitivity elimination diet (like Whole 30)
- Regular nasal rinse (neti pot, NeilMed, etc.)
- Mindfulness meditation for stress reduction
- Qigong exercises for boosting immune system
- Breathing exercises for keeping respiratory passages clear
- Air purifiers for home and work spaces
We offer most of these services at the clinic, in our