On last year's CNN Health Report of the top allergy-plagued cities in the U.S., Chattanooga, Tennessee, was ranked 3rd. Thanks largely to the unique geography we all love, our city is home to thousands of flowering species of trees, plants, and grasses, which means plenty of pollen year-round. Combined with indoor and outdoor molds and mildews, it's no mystery why seasonal allergies are so prevalent. The good news is 99% of airborne allergies can be eliminated or drastically reduced with holistic medicine. Allergies are a function of how well your immune and digestive systems are handling external stressors like pollen and spores. We use a comprehensive approach using acupuncture, herbs and nutritional changes that will not only reduce allergy symptoms, but solve their underlying cause.
There are many types of asthma: acute, chronic, childhood onset, adult onset, exercise/stress induced, etc. The symptoms can be mildly annoying to severely life-threatening. Western medicine focuses merely on suppressing the symptoms with steroids and reversing any fatal attacks using rescue inhalers, but does not address the underlying cause which is the immune system. Holistic medicine has been proven to be effective in reducing the number and severity of asthma attacks and decreasing dependence on pharmaceuticals. However, chronic asthma suffers must be committed to a more extensive treatment plan including herbs, acupuncture and lifestyle modifications in order to attain the best results.