Charlie Roach

Acupuncture + Sports Medicine


Treating allergies with TCM

Allergies can be treated, and even eliminated, through TCM. How does this work?

First, it is important to understand that an allergic reaction is caused by your own immune system misfiring. Your immune system confuses an otherwise harmless element in the environment, or in the food you eat, with something that is an invader and needs to be removed. This immune response causes the familiar symptoms of itchy eyes and throat, sinus congestion and sneezing, asthma, stomach discomfort, and diarrhea.

There are any number of over-the-counter and prescription remedies that promise symptomatic relief, but TCM treatment focuses on addressing the root causes of your allergies, treating the whole person, and balancing your immune system to provide substantial long-term health benefits in managing allergies. My goal in treating your allergies is to develop a treatment plan that addresses your acute symptoms to provide relief, while addressing the underlying immune system imbalance at the root of the allergies.

Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET), developed by Dr. Nambudripad in 1983, is a non-invasive, drug free, natural treatment that is particularly effective in relieving and eliminating allergies.