Allergies Specialist

Ziyang Zhou, L.Ac. -  - Acupuncturist

Pine Mountain Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Clinic

Ziyang Zhou, L.Ac.

Acupuncturist located in Austin, TX

Dr. Ziyang Zhou is a herbalist and acupuncturist in Austin, Texas, began his training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) China as a child. He has an in-depth knowledge regarding allergies and their relation to the flow of qi. Scroll down to read more.


Allergies are one of the most common illnesses in the Austin area. Dr. Zhou’s years of practice here in Austin have provided many allergy sufferers with help. Acupuncture treatment before, during, and after an allergy attack can address symptoms of itchy/watery eyes, runny/congested nose, sneezing and sore throat. It also treats the root cause of the allergy and prevents/treats the complication of your allergy, such as sinus infection, asthma, bronchitis.

What Symptoms of Allergies Does Acupuncture Help?

Acupuncture has shown to have a positive effect on people who have seasonal allergies. This ancient Chinese procedure treats symptoms of allergies such as sneezing, and also has an impact on other respiratory/nasal symptoms like a runny nose or inflammation and itchiness around the eyes. It may improve people's allergies to pet dander and other indoor allergens and symptoms of perennial allergic rhinitis.

How Many Sessions Does it Take?

This depends on a number of factors such as the severity of the allergies and the patient's response to treatment. Studies have indicated an improvement in allergies in as little as one session while others may require multiple sessions before an improvement is noticed. Those who have chronic allergies might require two sessions per week for several weeks. Those with year-round allergies may require treatment throughout the year with various frequencies. For a specific treatment plan, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Zhou.

Will I Still Need to Take Allergy Medications?

The answer varies per person as to whether a patient will still need to take an antihistamine. Studies have shown a great deal of improvement from those partaking in an acupuncture treatment versus those who aren't. However, it is possible not to require an antihistamine while undergoing acupuncture for allergies. For some, though, the treatment plus a medication are the most effective relief of the symptoms.

Where Are the Acupuncture Points for Allergies?

Not all the points for allergies are on the face. Many points are on the arms, legs, stomach. They may belong to the meridians of large intestines, stomach, bladder, spleen, and other organs.

Insurance & Pricing

Our clinic participates in most major insurance programs and networks. However, insurance plans vary in coverage so acupuncture is not a guaranteed benefit, even when Dr. Ziyang Zhou is an in-network provider. Please call your insurance company to verify or our office can verify it for you. We are proud to now be covered by Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care (VAPC3). See our "Before Your Visit" page in Patient Information for more information. Currently Medicare covers acupuncture for lower-back pain only when it is performed by medical doctors or in their offices. Licensed acupuncturists are not covered because we’re not in-network with Medicare. Without insurance coverage, we offer a discounted rate of $130 for the first treatment and $105 for each additional treatment. Or we offer a prepaid package of 5 treatments for $95 each for a total of $475 ($75 in savings).

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Coventry Health Care
First Health
Golden Rule
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
Multiplan PHCS
Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care (VAPC3)