It’s not unusual for people with asthma to also suffer from allergies. When you have asthma and allergies, proper care for both conditions is best for controlling symptoms. Michael Beys, LAc, DACm, is an acupuncturist and herbalist who provides minimally invasive evidence-based treatments for asthma and allergies at Acupuncture Health Services in Shrewsbury, New Jersey. Dr. Beys’ treatments ease symptoms and improve quality of life. To find out more about asthma and allergy care at Acupuncture Health Services, call the office or schedule a consultation online today
Asthma and allergies are two distinct chronic health conditions.
Asthma is a lung condition that causes inflammation and narrowing of the airway in the lungs, making it hard to breathe.
Asthma is common and affects everyone differently. However, it requires ongoing medical monitoring and care to manage breathing and prevent asthma attacks.
Allergies occur when your immune system attacks a generally-safe substance it mistakenly considers harmful. The immune system response triggers the release of chemicals that cause allergy symptoms like an itchy nose, watery eyes, or hives.
Some allergies trigger a life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.
It’s not uncommon for people with allergies to also suffer from asthma. Asthma has many triggers, including irritants that cause allergies like pollen, pet dander, and food. When your allergies trigger your asthma symptoms, you have allergy-induced asthma.
You can expect a patient-centered evaluation when you visit Acupuncture Health Services for an asthma and allergies consultation.
Dr. Beys is an experienced acupuncturist and herbalist. He knows there are no cures for these chronic health conditions and offers complementary therapies that manage symptoms and improve quality of life.
Dr. Beys asks detailed questions about your asthma and allergies, including the severity of symptoms and current treatments. He also reviews your medical history and the types of medications and supplements you take.
Dr. Beys uses complementary therapies to help his asthma and allergy patients. Some of the therapies he offers include:
Acupuncture is the strategic placement of thin needles into the body to create a physiological change that benefits health and wellness. Research shows that adding acupuncture to traditional treatment for asthma and allergies improves quality of life.
Cupping therapy uses heated cups that form a suction on the skin, increasing circulation to the area. Dr. Beys may suggest cupping therapy for asthma and allergies to improve your general sense of well-being.
Dr. Beys is an experienced herbalist and may provide an herbal formula to manage general health and well-being that benefits your asthma and allergies.
To find out more about the evidence-based therapies that may help your asthma and allergies, call Acupuncture Health Services or schedule an appointment online today.