Allergies

American Acupuncture Academy

SaTerra Vishnu, DOM, AP

Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Integrative Medicine Practitioner & Electrodiagnostic Medicine located in Mount Dora, FL

Are allergies getting in the way of your ability to enjoy your day? Whether you’re dealing with seasonal allergies, food allergies, or another type of allergy, SaTerra Vishnu, DOM, AP, offers treatment at American Acupuncture Academy in Mount Dora, Florida. To learn more about how he can safely and naturally treat your allergies, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Allergies Q & A

What are allergies?

Allergies are an improper response to something your body perceives to be a threat even though it’s actually not a harmful substance. You get an allergic reaction when your body detects a foreign substance, called an allergen, and sends your immune system into action to defend yourself against it. The problem is that this allergen — whether it’s pet dander, a certain food, bee venom, or something else — isn’t actually hazardous to your health. Your immune system’s response is unnecessary, and in many cases, it’s physically uncomfortable for you.

The most common types of allergies are:

  • Food allergies
  • Hay fever
  • Insect sting allergies
  • Medication allergies
  • Contact dermatitis 

The symptoms of allergies vary based on the type of allergy you have, but the most common include:

  • A runny, stuffy nose
  • Itchy eyes, nose, and ears
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy skin
  • Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening. It’s marked by shock, difficulty breathing, nausea, and skin rashes. In extreme cases, it can cause you to lose consciousness. If you think you’re experiencing anaphylaxis, seek emergency medical attention right away. 

How are allergies diagnosed?

Figuring out what’s causing your allergic reaction is the first step toward effective treatment. Dr. Vishnu works with you to hone in on your specific allergy. He talks with you about your symptoms and when you experience them, identifying triggers so he can tailor the most effective treatment possible for you. 

How are allergies treated?

Some people choose to take allergy medications, often on a daily basis, to keep their allergy symptoms at bay. But Dr. Vishnu offers a different treatment path. He believes that by balancing your body, you can soothe the immune system’s response to the allergen triggering you, reducing or even eliminating your symptoms. He uses Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET) to desensitize you to the specific allergen or allergens causing your symptoms. 

Dr. Vishnu offers acupuncture to treat your allergies. Studies have shown that acupuncture is effective in treating allergies, particularly hay fever. Additionally, he offers dietary changes and Chinese herbs to help soothe your body’s immune response. 

If you’re interested in trying a natural treatment that balances your body to alleviate your allergies, call American Acupuncture Academy or schedule your appointment online today.