☺Acupuncture Houston TX - West Holcombe Clinic
☺Acupuncture Houston TX - South Shepherd Clinic
Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic at 2431 West Holcombe, Houston,
TX @ the corner of Kirby Drive
and next to the Flower Corner.
Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic at South Shepherd Dr., Houston,
corner of Westheimer
Drive and next to the KFC. This location has been
servicing Houston for more than18 years.
Click here for the West Holcombe Clinic location
The clinic is located at the corner of
Kirby Drive and
next to the Flower Corner. ☺TEL:
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Acupuncture Houston TX-South
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine helps
allergy, sinusitis, sinus congestion, asthma/ sinus infection, sinus
cough, chronic bronchitis.
Acupuncture helps immune systems.
Acupuncture for allergy
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment for allergy can
effectively control the symptoms: sinusitis, sinus pain, nasal
congestion, chronic sinus infection, asthma, sinus headache,
sneezing, running nose, asthma, sinusitis, itching eyes, rash,
eczema, cough, fatigue. Not only control the symptoms, acupuncture
and Chinese herb medicine also enhance immune system to prevent
Houston Acupuncture and
understands and can easily identify the root causes of allergies and
other air-born health disturbances. As previously mentioned both
doctors not only possess a broad range of medical training and
experience but they truly understand the body and why it works or
doesn’t work properly to fight off allergies. Very rarely in
cultures where acupuncture is used as a maintenance program for
total body health are their incidences of allergies whether they are
food, seasonal or pollutant allergies.
By identification of the problem and analyzing all factors
surrounding the allergy Dr. Wu & Jannie Chiang pinpoint the most
affective and long lasting acupuncture points to strengthen or step
up organ function. When an organ works the way it should, the organ
can fight off all external issues related to the deficiency and rid
itself of the excess toxins feeding the allergic reaction.
For over 30 years we have successfully treated numbers of cases to
eliminate and control allergies as well as improve the immune
system. Most patients find that after 4-6 visits, their allergies
are greatly decreased or completely eliminated! Is it not surprised
that lots of our patients have instant relief during the first
treatment and finally medication free.
The herbs that are prescribed help other allergy related symptoms
like immune dysfunction, depression, stress or digestive
disorders. These all can have an underlying role in the allergies
Our goal is not just treating the disease, we try to encourage a
healthy and high quality life style. To achieve this commitment we
Moderate amount of exercise.
Control emotional stress.
Develop a good and sensible routine
With a free and open discussion of your personal health history,
both of our acupuncturists, Wu & Chiang are in a position to greatly
reduce or help you eliminate any problems related to allergies. Help
is closer than you can imagine and relief is a few needles away!
F. For chronic sinus congestion and seasonal allergies…
I have been having acupuncture with Jannie Chiang for almost a year
now. I originally came to her for chronic sinus congestion and
seasonal allergies. During my worst hay fever season, in the
spring, I couldn't go anywhere without a box of tissues, and would
often end up in bed exhausted from fighting allergy symptoms.
Neither over-the-counter nor prescription medicines helped.
This past spring, for the first time in years, I made it through the
worst of my hay fever season without using any medications at all,
thanks to acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Additionally Jannie Chiang has given me acupuncture for pain relief,
relief from menopausal symptoms, and to speed the recovery from
colds. All the treatments I've received have helped greatly and
kept me off prescription and over the counter drugs, as well as
warded off infections. And I like the side effects of acupuncture
treatment: improved energy and better sleep!
I highly recommend Dr. Chiang and Houston Acupuncture
D.R. Very bad
allergy problem: my nose was running, I was sneezing, and my eyes
The first time I went to the clinic was on Oct. 15, 2003. I was
having very bad allergy problems. My nose was running, I was
sneezing, and my eyes were running. I had been taking a lot of
different allergy medications, such as Allegra 120-180mg a day. I
also suffered left leg pain associated with disk herniation and
pressure on my spinal nerve. I also had suffered from sleep apnea
since 1999. My neck was stiff after an auto accident in 1998. I had
a ruptured disc at L5-6 as a result of the accident. I went to see
my regular doctor one month ago.
My doctor prescribed Vioxx. I had an MRI that indicated L4-5
herniation. My ankle was also swelling. When I slept, it was very
painful to move because of my back. I had one acupuncture treatment
and two days later, on October 18, 2003, my leg is much better and
my allergy problems are getting better. I can now sleep through the
night. I feel much more alert.
My sinuses are opened up and the draining is clearing up and my eyes
don't water like they did. By Oct 20, 2003, my whole body felt so
much better, and I’ve been coming ever since. The clinic always
makes the herb formulas for me. I watch the Dr. as he stands behind
the herbal counter, picking out the herbs to mix my formula, and
making notes on my chart.
Chinese herbs are natural and effective treatments for allergy
An allergy is a hypersensitive body reaction from the immune system
responding to the external substances that are known as allergens.
With seasonal allergies the allergens include environmental
substances, such as pollen, dust and mold, animal hair, perfume. In
food allergies the allergens usually consist of poor food products,
pesticide allergies or over the counter medicines.
The symptoms of seasonal allergy may include:
watery or red eyes,
skin rash or
The symptoms of food allergy may include:
sudden drop in blood pressure),
About 50 Million Americans are affected by allergies and more than
10 billion dollars are spent on allergy medications yearly! Western
medicine is designed not to treat the actual allergy, but only
treats the symptoms which ultimately used in the long term, works to
deplete the immune system of its power and ability. This is not an
effective way to treat your allergy. Antihistamines, steroids, nasal
sprays and other drugs do relieve symptoms but for removal of the
reason for the allergy, acupuncture is more effective. Helping your
body to fight is always the best course of action!
Since acupuncture and Chinese medicine are a natural and effective
alternative method for treating allergies, it is becoming a more and
more widespread option to treat allergy including sinusitis, asthma,
chronic nasal congestion, etc.
In modern science views that acupuncture stimulate the body to
release chemicals so the immune system could be readjusted and
allergy reaction would be eliminated.
In Chinese medicine theories, acupuncture and Chinese herb medicine
Treat not only the
symptoms but also the root cause:
Chinese medicine theory relied on the balance of Qi and blood. The
obstruction and disruption of blood and Qi is the root of all the
health issues. All the disorders of organ systems and immune system
are from the Qi and blood stagnation. Through and needles and herbs,
the disruption of qi and blood flow could be reduced and rebalanced,
therefore it is not only relieve the symptoms, but also treat the
underlying cause as well as generate a healthy immune system.
Strengthen the immune
system and prevente the disease: Since acupuncture and Chinese medicine treats the
body as a whole and regulates the organ functions accordingly,
automatically the whole immune system is enhanced and the
constitution is well maintained.
Natural, safe and
acupuncture is generally recommended over strong medication for it
is a natural and safe approach without side effects. The symptoms of
allergies vary individually, the treatment plan of the acupuncture
and Chinese medicine is specific and effective accordingly. Depend
on the different of symptoms, the selection of acupuncture points
and herb formulas are considered differently.
is currently a progressively common disease; that is, it is
increasing in prevalence. Air pollution (including soot particles
and plant pollens), unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, and
over-stress, etc. are the common reasons to cause the allergy
Allergy is an autoimmune reaction which manifests in many ways, such
as sinus infection or congestion, asthma, skin rash, etc., but the
most common reaction is irritated sinuses. Here we discuss the
mostly commonly seen allergy reaction, allergic rhinitis: Due to the
overreaction of body sensitivity against the allergic factors, nasal
mucosal edema ensues and glandular proliferation results. This
reaction is categorized into perennial allergic rhinitis and
seasonal allergic rhinitis. Both perennial and seasonal allergic
rhinitis are often accompanied by headache, nasal congestion,
dizziness, itchiness, frequent sneezing, hyposmia, anosmia, nasal
drainage, and copious discharge.
Patients’ conditions often develop into acute or chronic nasal
sinusitis or rhinitis.
Etiology and Pathogenesis
of allergic sinusitis
A. Excess cause for allergic sinusitis
Due to excessive
The excess wind-heat obstructs the lung channels. The obstruction
in the lung channel handicaps the upward transformation and
transportation function of lungs. The excessive heat obstruction
causes the stagnation and inflammation in the nasal cavity,
therefore the disease occurs.
Due to excessive stagnant heat of gallbladder Fu:
Due to the emotional factors such depression, anxiety, overstress,
etc, damage the gallbladder and liver functions. Generally the
liver and gallbladder would transform and transport all the essence
upward to the upper body and brain. The excessive heat in the
gallbladder and liver fails the whole process of transformation,
instead stayed and stored the excessive heat in the nasal cavity and
caused the condensation of nasal fluids. The disease occurs.
Due to excessive damp-heat in the stomach and spleen:
Due to the bad diet, such as long time consumption of fatty, sweet
food and alcohol, etc, creates excessive damp-heat in the spleen and
stomach. The excessive damp-heat impairs the downward function of
spleen and stomach. The stagnation of damp-heat then occurs which
generates the phlegm and depresses the immune systems. Especially
the pathogenic damp-heat obstruction in the nasal cavities damages
the sinus tissue and disease occurs.
Deficient cause for allergic sinusitis
Lung Qi Deficiency:
Due to the weak constitution, malnutrition, but here mainly due to
the weakness of prenatal constitution. Because of the deficiency of
the prenatal constitution, the lung Qi then is insufficient. Of
course the defensive Qi combining with lung Qi are also weak. When
the pathogenic factors invade the body, the weak lung Qi fails to
dispute the pathogenic factors, then the stagnation occurs.
The obstruction of the stagnation in the nasal cavity impairs the
local function and generates diseases.
Spleen Qi Deficiency:
Due to improper diet, excessive thinking, fatigue, impairs the
spleen and stomach function of transforming the Qi, blood and body
essence going upward to nourish the nasal cavity. Once the sinus
cavity lacks enough nourishment, the pathogenic factors find it easy
to invade and linger there. Also because the spleen Qi deficient,
the body dampness then becomes abnormal, easy to flood upwards and
stay in the nasal cavity, nasal discharge forms.
Syndromes for allergic sinusitis
The typical symptoms are sudden onset, varying degrees of nasal
congestion, nasal inflammation, fatigue, sneezing, itchiness of the
eyes, nose, and throat, sore throat, and coughing. The attacks and
remissions occur swiftly and suddenly. Besides all the above
symptoms, the following are the accompanying situations with
excessive and deficient causes.
1. Excessive wind-heat at Lung Channel:
Sticky nasal discharge is white or yellow, on and off nasal
congestion, accompanied by fever, aversion to cold, light headache,
sore throat, and cough with phlegm. Tongue color is red with white
or slight yellow coating. Pulse is floating and rapid.
2. Excessive stagnant heat of gallbladder Fu:
Yellow or green sticky nasal discharge. Severe headache accompanied
by fever, thirsty or dry mouth, bitter taste in the mouth,
dizziness, insomnia or interrupted sleep. Red tongue with yellow
coating, thready and rapid pulse.
3. Excessive spleen, stomach damp heat:
Sticky dark yellow nasal discharge, severe nasal congestion,
dizziness, fatigue. Usually symptoms linger for a longer time. Red
tongue with yellow coating, pulse is rapid and slippery.
1. Deficient Cold of Lung Qi:
Feeling of coldness all over, shortness of breath, fatigue, coughing
with thin white phlegm, pale tongue with thin white coating. Pulse
2. Spleen Qi deficiency:
Fatigue, decreased appetite, some diarrhea, pale tongue with thin
white coating, weak pulse.
Treatment for allergic
rhinitis or sinusitis
Acupuncture treatment for allergic sinusitis:
Hand Yangming- Large Intestine Meridian.
Foot Taiying - Spleen Meridian
Foot Yangming- Stomach Meridian
Foot Shaoyang-Gallbladder Meridian.
Are The Major Meridians To Select Acupuncture Points. Such As:
Julioa, Sibai, Xiaguan, Cuanzhu, Yangbai, Sizhukong, Tongziliao,
Quchi, Hegu, Yangxi, Yuji, Shangxing, Zusanli , Yingxiang, etc.
Moxibustion for allergic sinusitis :
Select some of the body acupuncture points to apply, but not too
close to the face. Apply moxibustion with a moxa stick to warm
above some acupuncture points, 1 or 4 times a week.
Ear acupuncture for allergic sinusitis:
Inner nose point, lung point, forehead point. 30 to 40 minutes per
treatment, 2 or 3 times a week.
Electro-acupuncture for allergic sinusitis:
Select some points from body acupuncture points.
30 to 40 minutes for each treatment, 1 or 2 times a week.
Chinese Medicine Treatent:
Ma Sing Kan Shih Tang, Ting Chuan Tang, Su Tzu Chiang Chi
Pu Chuang I Chi Tang, Liu Wei Ti Huang Wan, Szu
Tang, Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan.
Tien Wang Pu Hsin Tang,
Chai Hu Lung Mu Tang,
Kan Mai Da Chua Tang.
Hsin I San, Cang Er Zi Sang.
Huang Liang Jie Du Tang.
Dao Chi San, Long Dan Xie Gan Tang.
Dacheng Qi Tang, Xiao Cheng Chi Tang, Ma Zi Ren
Run Chang Wan.
Dryness Of Lung
Bu Fei E Jiao Tang.
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