One thing that we treat quite often at the Acupuncture Center is allergies. We don't always get patients coming in directly for allergy issues (often we do), but people who come to us regularly, perhaps for other issues, soon figure out that we have some very good solutions for allergies. In Richmond, and most of Virginia, allergies are a problem. And most of the pharmaceutical solutions have some pesky side effects. So we end up adding points in many cases for allergies while treating other things. That's one of the benefits of an acupuncture treatment, that you can treat multiple things at once. You just have to add a couple of points. We have found, through years of trial and error, herbal formulas that are effective for allergies and with no side effects. In fact, Chinese herbs are actually good for you. I've had patients tell me that actually feel better overall on their formula. So most people are pleased with using Chinese medicine for allergies.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond