DH Acupuncture -  - Acupuncturist

Donghwan Lee, DAOM, LAc, Dipl OM

Acupuncturist & Herbalist located in Midtown, New York, NY

Allergies Specialist
While some seasonal sniffling is normal for many people, chronic allergies are quite another story. If you can’t find a cure with over-the-counter medications, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can often resolve symptoms safely and quickly. At DH Acupuncture in Midtown, New York, Donghwan Lee, LAC, helps men and women find allergy relief through integrative solutions that don’t require drugs or surgery. Book an appointment today to learn more.

Allergies Q & A

by Donghwan Lee, DAOM, LAc, Dipl OM

Is it allergies or a cold?

Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish between allergies and a cold. In general, allergies will produce a clear mucous instead of a colored mucous, your symptoms will last longer than a week, and symptoms will appear most acutely in the spring and fall. Allergies also tend to come with itchy eyes, which is rare with a cold.

How does acupuncture treat allergies?

Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective remedy against seasonal allergies. Many patients even experience immediate relief in the first session.

By stimulating specific points on the body, especially those that correspond to meridians that run through the large intestine, spleen, stomach, and bladder, the body can regulate the histamine response — which is what causes allergies in the first place. Respiratory and nasal symptoms often subside, allowing you to breathe more easily.

What happens at my appointment?

After lying down on a comfortable exam table, Donghwan Lee inserts tiny, sanitary needles into specific points on your body. He may stimulate different points in each session, depending on your symptoms.

You are left to rest for about 25 minutes, during which you can drift off to sleep, listen to music, or simply relax. Dr. Donghwan Lee then removes and discards the needles. The treatment will end with a relaxable acupressure session. 

As part of your treatment, he may also customize an herbal treatment plan that includes supplements to support allergy symptom relief. These nature-based remedies work in tandem with your acupuncture sessions to support the body’s healing.

What can I expect after my appointment?

Acupuncture treats allergies by stimulating the body’s healing response, which may happen slowly or quickly, depending on the patient. You may need a series of treatments to get the best results. Alternately, some people only need a single acupuncture session when they have an intense bout of symptoms.

If you’re advised to take an herbal protocol, Donghwan Lee will most likely want to monitor your progress and make sure you’re finding the relief you desire.

With clinical training at some of the world’s top TCM institutions, Donghwan Lee’s knowledge and expertise ensure you get the results you’re looking for, no matter how long you’ve suffered from allergies.

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