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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Such a rare and qualified practitioner. Has helped both me and my children immeasurably with a number of health issues. Highly recommend."
"For five years the acupuncture, herbs and consultation that I have received from Dr. Zhou have created a sense of ease in my system and daily life."
"Dr. Zhou at Pine Mountain is incredible. I've had about 15 treatments so far, and my back and elbow injuries feel much better."
"I started going to Dr. Zhou three years ago. I now consider him my primary care doctor since he has helped me with IBS, allergies, menstrual period, and hypothyroidism."
"Best Acupuncturist in Austin! He initially treated me for female infertility issues. I conceived within 2 months. Currently treating me for pregnancy aches and pains."
"He is fabulous! He also understands medical terminology because he was a Medical Doctor in China, which helps the bridge over from Western medicine to Eastern medicine."
"Dr. Zhou is very professional and demonstrates a level of care and concern not often found in the medical industry today. I would highly recommend him."
"I am extremely nervous about needles but Dr. Zhou is extremely gentle and tailors his technique to the patient."