Allergies & Asthma

Acupuncture located in Chelsea, New York, NY

Allergies & Asthma

Allergies and asthma can make it hard to enjoy regular daily routines. For many, acupuncture can help improve allergies and asthma symptoms, and is available at NYC Acupuncture + Wellness in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, from highly skilled acupuncturist Ting Wu, DACM, L.Ac. When you’re ready to explore this natural treatment option, call or schedule a visit online.

Allergies & Asthma Q&A

What are allergies, and how can acupuncture help?

Allergies develop when your natural immune function reacts to a substance that isn’t ordinarily harmful to humans. The result can be a range of symptoms, including the following:

  • Swelling
  • Sneezing or coughing
  • Skin rash
  • Itching
  • Watery eyes
  • Runny nose

Alpha-gal syndrome is a specific type of food allergy that causes symptoms after you eat red meat. Many people turn to acupuncture, particularly Soliman Auricular Acupuncture Treatment, for relief of the digestive distress that accompanies this allergy. 

Acupuncture can create numerous changes within your body that can improve allergy symptoms. Some research shows that acupuncture improves how nerve fibers communicate with your brain, helping regulate your immune response. 

It also appears that acupuncture can change the way cells behave, helping clear out substances called bioactive mediators that trigger your inflammatory response.

For many, acupuncture is an effective way to reduce the frequency and severity of allergic reactions and to enhance the effectiveness of other allergy treatments.   

What role does acupuncture play in reducing asthma symptoms?

Asthma is an inflammatory condition in which your airways become abnormally narrowed. This makes it challenging to move air into and out of your lungs. 

Acupuncture is known to reduce inflammation. In the hands of a skilled practitioner like Ting Wu, acupuncture treatments can ease asthma symptoms like coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. 

Research suggests that acupuncture can help make your asthma medications more effective and can even reduce your reliance on drug therapy. This natural approach has a very low risk of side effects and is highly personalized to meet your unique needs. 

Acupuncture is also known to help “long-haulers,” individuals who experience long COVID symptoms, which persist after a COVID-19 infection.  

How many acupuncture treatments will I need to see improvement in allergies and asthma?

In general, you can expect to see results after a series of treatments spread out over time, although many people report immediate improvements after their first session. Everyone responds a bit differently to acupuncture. 

When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Wu assesses your condition and explains what to expect regarding treatment timing. Begin your journey today by calling to schedule a visit or spending a few moments on the online booking page.