According to Chinese medical theory, the
symptoms and signs that indicate a Western diagnosis of
allergies relate to imbalances in the meridian and organ
systems of the body. These imbalances may stem from a
variety of causes, including stress, poor diet,
constitutional weakness, pollutants and environmental
Over time, if imbalances remain within the
body, they will affect the functions of the organ systems.
Some of these organ systems are involved in the production
of Wei Qi (pronounced "way chee"). According to the
theories of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, it is
important to have the correct quality and quantity of Wei Qi
circulating around the body in order to stay healthy.
The Chinese concept of Wei Qi is similar to
the Western concept of the immune system. Wei Qi functions
to protect and defend the body against foreign substances,
that if not caught, can lead to allergies. When Wei Qi is
strong and abundant, we remain healthy. When the supply of
Wei Qi becomes inadequate, health is compromised and we
become vulnerable to foreign invaders such as dust, mold,
animal dander, bacteria, viruses and pollen.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine support and
strengthen the systems of the body that are involved in the
production of Wei Qi. By building up the supply of Wei Qi,
and facilitating the smooth and free flow of it through the
body, symptoms and signs related to allergies could be
greatly reduced or eliminated.
What will an Acupuncture
Dr. Kimberly Nguyen will conduct a thorough
exam and take a complete health history. She will then
develop a unique treatment plan that will address your
specific concerns. The goals of the treatment plan will be
to eliminate visible symptoms and signs, while addressing
the root causes and underlying imbalance affecting the
quality and quantity of Wei Qi.
Acupuncture treatments are usually combined
with a customized herbal formulas to aid in the healing
process and help balance, build and support the body's Wei
Qi. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is a drug-free, safe,
natural and effective way to eliminate hay fever, allergies,
sinusitis and the common cold.