Food Allergy Treatment
Chinese medical practitioners believe that allergic reactions of any kind are due to a blockage in the flow of energy caused by chemical, physical, emotional or some other harmful stimuli. Certain physical symptoms are triggered by our body cells when we come in contact with any of the unacceptable stimuli.
It is believed that the age old acupuncture treatment can treat food allergies by correcting the flow of energy in our body. Acupuncture of Columbus, an acupuncture center based in Columbus, OH, believes the same. If you are based out of Columbus, OH, seek their help.
Practitioners of acupuncture will apply light pressure along the sides of the spinal column. Particular areas on both sides of the spine will be concentrated on. Acupressure will be applied to areas where the nerve roots and energy flow in the body intersect. The body and mind will be taught to not react to certain toxic stimuli.
After the acupuncture treatment is done a kinesiologic test will also be done to determine if the allergy has been terminated. Specific points where acupressure was given will then be massaged. Sometimes acupuncture needles may also be inserted. They will be kept in place for about 20 minutes till the flow of energy is stabilized. Acupressure is generally used for patients who cannot tolerate needles or for children only.
If the treatment proves to be effective and the body stops reacting to food allergies, you will no longer have to avoid allergens, eliminate certain diets and think of fasting. Many patients have vouched for the effectiveness of acupuncture. Not only does it treat allergies to food, but also cures many related problems and symptoms of asthma, fatigue, insomnia, nausea and congestion. In 2002, 20 people were treated for food allergy. The success rate was 95%.
Symptoms of food allergy
The commonly reported symptoms of food allergy include headache and fatigue. But there are others as well. These include eczema, hives, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, cough, asthma, and nasal congestion. The American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) has listed some severe symptoms also. These can mean experiencing difficulty in breathing, dizziness, decreased blood pressure, increased heart rate, slurred speech, mental confusion, anxiety attacks and cardiovascular collapse.
It is difficult to pin point the exact food that is causing the allergy. You have to rely on the symptoms to realize that you have food allergy. A food allergy generally affects your immune system and the adrenaline stress handling system. That is why you experience such symptoms for food allergy. The traditional Chinese practice of acupuncture will help treat such symptoms.
The concept of acupuncture is more than a thousand years old. But somehow, there still has not been any modern day researches done to prove the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating food allergies. Slowly more and more medical institutions of great repute are approaching acupuncture as a method of treating certain conditions. Acupuncture is an effective and safe method of treating food allergy.
For more information about how acupuncture and other treatments can help you, please contact Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Steve Drugan,B.S., L.Ac., at 614.218.6287 or click here. Taking new patients in and around Columbus, Ohio.