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Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic
Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic
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Acupuncture in Houston, TX - Houston Acupuncture & Herb Clinic

2405 South Shepherd, Houston, TX 77019.     TEL: 713-529-8332.

2431 West Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030.     TEL: 713-666-5667. 

We are one of the best, biggest, and oldest acupuncture clinics in Houston area.

                Acupuncture for allergy, infertility/fertility, male serm count, poor eggs quality, IVF/IUI, hormonal imbalance, age,  etc.

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acupuncture houston tx west holcombe clinic Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic at 2431 West Holcombe, Houston, TX @ the corner of Kirby Drive and next to the Flower Corner. acupuncture houston tx south shepherd dr. clinic Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic at South Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX@ the corner of Westheimer Drive and next to the KFC. This location has been servicing Houston for more than18 years.
Click here for the West Holcombe Clinic location map.
The clinic is located at the corner of Kirby Drive and next to the Flower Corner.  TEL:     713-666-5667.
Click here for the South Shepherd Clinic location map.
Acupuncture Houston TX-South Shepherd Clinic
TEL: 713-529-8332.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine helps allergy, sinusitis, sinus congestion, asthma/ sinus infection, sinus headache,
cough, chronic bronchitis.

             Acupuncture helps immune systems.




Acupuncture for allergy

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment  for allergy can effectively control the symptoms: sinusitis, sinus pain, nasal congestion, chronic sinus infection, asthma, sinus headache, sneezing, running nose, asthma, sinusitis, itching eyes, rash, eczema, cough, fatigue. Not only control the symptoms, acupuncture and Chinese herb medicine also enhance immune system to prevent allergy.

Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic understands and can easily identify the root causes of allergies and other air-born health disturbances. As previously mentioned both doctors not only possess a broad range of medical training and experience but they truly understand the body and why it works or doesn’t work properly to fight off allergies. Very rarely in cultures where acupuncture is used as a maintenance program for total body health are their incidences of allergies whether they are food, seasonal or pollutant allergies.

By identification of the problem and analyzing all factors surrounding the allergy Dr. Wu & Jannie Chiang pinpoint the most affective and long lasting acupuncture points to strengthen or step up organ function. When an organ works the way it should, the organ can fight off all external issues related to the deficiency and rid itself of the excess toxins feeding the allergic reaction.

For over 30 years we have successfully treated numbers of cases to eliminate and control allergies as well as improve the immune system.  Most patients find that after 4-6 visits, their allergies are greatly decreased or completely eliminated! Is it not surprised that lots of our patients have instant relief during the first treatment and finally medication free.

The herbs that are prescribed help other allergy related symptoms like immune dysfunction, depression, stress or digestive disorders. These all can have an underlying role in the allergies themselves.

Our goal is not just treating the disease, we try to encourage a healthy and high quality life style.  To achieve this commitment we advise patients:

         Proper diet.

         Moderate amount of exercise.

         Stop smoking

         Quit drinking

         Reduce stress,

         Control emotional stress.

         Develop a good and sensible routine

With a free and open discussion of your personal health history, both of our acupuncturists, Wu & Chiang are in a position to greatly reduce or help you eliminate any problems related to allergies. Help is closer than you can imagine and relief is a few needles away! 


anxiety acupuncture houstonA. F.    For chronic sinus congestion and seasonal allergies…

I have been having acupuncture with Jannie Chiang for almost a year now.  I originally came to her for chronic sinus congestion and seasonal allergies.  During my worst hay fever season, in the spring, I couldn't go anywhere without a box of tissues, and would often end up in bed exhausted from fighting allergy symptoms.  Neither over-the-counter nor prescription medicines helped.

This past spring, for the first time in years, I made it through the worst of my hay fever season without using any medications at all, thanks to acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Additionally Jannie Chiang has given me acupuncture for pain relief, relief from menopausal symptoms, and to speed the recovery from colds.  All the treatments I've received have helped greatly and kept me off prescription and over the counter drugs, as well as warded off infections.  And I like the side effects of acupuncture treatment:  improved energy and better sleep!

I highly recommend Dr. Chiang and Houston Acupuncture Clinic.

D.R.    Very bad allergy problem: my nose was running, I was sneezing, and my eyes were running...

The first time I went to the clinic was on Oct. 15, 2003. I was having very bad allergy problems. My nose was running, I was sneezing, and my eyes were running. I had been taking a lot of different allergy medications, such as Allegra 120-180mg a day. I also suffered left leg pain associated with disk herniation and pressure on my spinal nerve. I also had suffered from sleep apnea since 1999. My neck was stiff after an auto accident in 1998. I had a ruptured disc at L5-6 as a result of the accident. I went to see my regular doctor one month ago.

My doctor prescribed Vioxx. I had an MRI that indicated L4-5 herniation. My ankle was also swelling. When I slept, it was very painful to move because of my back. I had one acupuncture treatment and two days later, on October 18, 2003, my leg is much better and my allergy problems are getting better. I can now sleep through the night. I feel much more alert.

My sinuses are opened up and the draining is clearing up and my eyes don't water like they did. By Oct 20, 2003, my whole body felt so much better, and I’ve been coming ever since. The clinic always makes the herb formulas for me. I watch the Dr. as he stands behind the herbal counter, picking out the herbs to mix my formula, and making notes on my chart.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are natural and effective treatments for allergy

An allergy is a hypersensitive body reaction from the immune system responding to the external substances that are known as allergens. With seasonal allergies the allergens include environmental substances, such as pollen, dust and mold, animal hair, perfume. In food allergies the allergens usually consist of poor food products, pesticide allergies or over the counter medicines.

The symptoms of seasonal allergy may include:

         nasal congestion,


         running nose,



         itching, watery or red eyes,

         skin rash or irritation

         breathing problems,

         fatigue, sinus infection.

The symptoms of food allergy may include:    




         anaphylaxis ( sudden drop in blood pressure),

         headache, lightheaded,


         breathing problem.

About 50 Million Americans are affected by allergies and more than 10 billion dollars are spent on allergy medications yearly! Western medicine is designed not to treat the actual allergy, but only treats the symptoms which ultimately used in the long term, works to deplete the immune system of its power and ability. This is not an effective way to treat your allergy. Antihistamines, steroids, nasal sprays and other drugs do relieve symptoms but for removal of the reason for the allergy, acupuncture is more effective. Helping your body to fight is always the best course of action!

Since acupuncture and Chinese medicine are a natural and effective alternative method for treating allergies, it is becoming a more and more widespread option to treat allergy including sinusitis, asthma, chronic nasal congestion, etc.

In modern science views that acupuncture stimulate the body to release chemicals so the immune system could be readjusted and allergy reaction would be eliminated.

In Chinese medicine theories, acupuncture and Chinese herb medicine could

Treat not only the symptoms but also the root cause: Chinese medicine theory relied on the balance of Qi and blood. The obstruction and disruption of blood and Qi is the root of all the health issues. All the disorders of organ systems and immune system are from the Qi and blood stagnation. Through and needles and herbs, the disruption of qi and blood flow could be reduced and rebalanced, therefore it is not only relieve the symptoms, but also treat the underlying cause as well as generate a healthy immune system.

Strengthen the immune system and prevente the disease: Since acupuncture and Chinese medicine treats the body as a whole and regulates the organ functions accordingly, automatically the whole immune system is enhanced and the constitution is well maintained.

Natural, safe and effective treatment: acupuncture is generally recommended over strong medication for it is a natural and safe approach without side effects. The symptoms of allergies vary individually, the treatment plan of the acupuncture and Chinese medicine is specific and effective accordingly. Depend on the different of symptoms, the selection of acupuncture points and herb formulas are considered differently.

Allergy in Chinese medicine

Allergy is currently a progressively common disease; that is, it is increasing in prevalence.  Air pollution (including soot particles and plant pollens), unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, and over-stress, etc. are the common reasons to cause the allergy reactions.

Allergy is an autoimmune reaction which manifests in many ways, such as sinus infection or congestion, asthma, skin rash, etc., but the most common reaction is irritated sinuses. Here we discuss the mostly commonly seen allergy reaction, allergic rhinitis: Due to the overreaction of body sensitivity against the allergic factors, nasal mucosal edema ensues and glandular proliferation results. This reaction is categorized into perennial allergic rhinitis and seasonal allergic rhinitis. Both perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis are often accompanied by headache, nasal congestion, dizziness, itchiness, frequent sneezing, hyposmia, anosmia, nasal drainage, and copious discharge. Patients’ conditions often develop into acute or chronic nasal sinusitis or rhinitis.

Etiology and Pathogenesis of allergic sinusitis

A.        Excess cause for allergic sinusitis

1.  Due to excessive wind-heat: 

The excess wind-heat obstructs the lung channels.  The obstruction in the lung channel handicaps the upward transformation and transportation function of lungs.  The excessive heat obstruction causes the stagnation and inflammation in the nasal cavity, therefore the disease occurs.

2.  Due to excessive stagnant heat of gallbladder Fu:

Due to the emotional factors such depression, anxiety, overstress, etc, damage the gallbladder and liver functions.  Generally the liver and gallbladder would transform and transport all the essence upward to the upper body and brain.  The excessive heat in the gallbladder and liver fails the whole process of transformation, instead stayed and stored the excessive heat in the nasal cavity and caused the condensation of nasal fluids.  The disease occurs.

3.  Due to excessive damp-heat in the stomach and spleen:

Due to the bad diet, such as long time consumption of fatty, sweet food and alcohol, etc, creates excessive damp-heat in the spleen and stomach. The excessive damp-heat impairs the downward function of spleen and stomach.  The stagnation of damp-heat then occurs which generates the phlegm and depresses the immune systems.  Especially the pathogenic damp-heat obstruction in the nasal cavities damages the sinus tissue and disease occurs.

B.  Deficient cause for allergic sinusitis

1.         Lung Qi Deficiency:

Due to the weak constitution, malnutrition, but here mainly due to the weakness of prenatal constitution.  Because of the deficiency of the prenatal constitution, the lung Qi then is insufficient.  Of course the defensive Qi combining with lung Qi are also weak.  When the pathogenic factors invade the body, the weak lung Qi fails to dispute the pathogenic factors, then the stagnation occurs.

The obstruction of the stagnation in the nasal cavity impairs the local function and generates diseases.

2.         Spleen Qi Deficiency:

Due to improper diet, excessive thinking, fatigue, impairs the spleen and stomach function of transforming the Qi, blood and body essence going upward to nourish the nasal cavity.  Once the sinus cavity lacks enough nourishment, the pathogenic factors find it easy to invade and linger there.  Also because the spleen Qi deficient, the body dampness then becomes abnormal, easy to flood upwards and stay in the nasal cavity, nasal discharge forms.

Differentiation of Syndromes for allergic sinusitis

The typical symptoms are sudden onset, varying degrees of nasal congestion, nasal inflammation, fatigue, sneezing, itchiness of the eyes, nose, and throat, sore throat, and coughing. The attacks and remissions occur swiftly and suddenly. Besides all the above symptoms, the following are the accompanying situations with excessive and deficient causes.

A.  Excessive syndromes:

1.         Excessive wind-heat at Lung Channel:

Sticky nasal discharge is white or yellow, on and off nasal congestion, accompanied by fever, aversion to cold, light headache, sore throat, and cough with phlegm. Tongue color is red with white or slight yellow coating.  Pulse is floating and rapid.

2.         Excessive stagnant heat of gallbladder Fu:

Yellow or green sticky nasal discharge. Severe headache accompanied by fever, thirsty or dry mouth, bitter taste in the mouth, dizziness, insomnia or interrupted sleep.  Red tongue with yellow coating, thready and rapid pulse.

3.         Excessive spleen, stomach damp heat:

Sticky dark yellow nasal discharge, severe nasal congestion, dizziness, fatigue.  Usually symptoms linger for a longer time. Red tongue with yellow coating, pulse is rapid and slippery.

B.  Deficient syndromes:

1.         Deficient Cold of Lung Qi:

Feeling of coldness all over, shortness of breath, fatigue, coughing with thin white phlegm, pale tongue with thin white coating. Pulse is weak.

2.         Spleen Qi deficiency:

Fatigue, decreased appetite, some diarrhea, pale tongue with thin white coating, weak pulse.

Treatment for allergic rhinitis or sinusitis

1.  Acupuncture treatment for allergic sinusitis:

         Body acupuncture points:

         Hand Yangming- Large Intestine Meridian.

         Foot Taiying - Spleen Meridian

         Foot Yangming- Stomach Meridian

         Foot Shaoyang-Gallbladder Meridian.

Are The Major Meridians To Select Acupuncture Points. Such As: Julioa, Sibai, Xiaguan, Cuanzhu, Yangbai, Sizhukong, Tongziliao, Quchi, Hegu, Yangxi, Yuji, Shangxing, Zusanli , Yingxiang, etc.

2.  Moxibustion for allergic sinusitis :

Select some of the body acupuncture points to apply, but not too close to the face.  Apply moxibustion with a moxa stick to warm above some acupuncture points, 1 or 4 times a week.

3.  Ear acupuncture for allergic sinusitis:

Inner nose point, lung point, forehead point. 30 to 40 minutes per treatment, 2 or 3 times a week.

4.  Electro-acupuncture for allergic sinusitis:

Select some points from body acupuncture points. 30 to 40 minutes for each treatment, 1 or 2 times a week.

Chinese Medicine Treatent:

a.                                    Headache: Chuan-Chiung-Cha-Tiao-San.

b.                                    Fever: Yin-Chiao-Chieh-Tu-San.

c.                                    Cough: Hsiao-Ching-Lung-Tang.

d.                                   Asthma: Ma Sing Kan Shih Tang, Ting Chuan Tang, Su Tzu Chiang Chi Tang.

e.                                    Weakness: Pu Chuang I Chi Tang, Liu Wei Ti Huang Wan, Szu Chun Tzu Tang, Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan.

f.                                     Sleep Disorder: Tien Wang Pu Hsin Tang, Chai Hu Lung Mu Tang, Kan Mai Da Chua Tang.

g.                                    Nasal Congestion: Hsin I San, Cang Er Zi Sang.

h.                                    Heat: Huang Liang Jie Du Tang.

i.                                      Heat In Urination: Dao Chi San, Long Dan Xie Gan Tang.

j.                                      Constipation: Dacheng Qi Tang, Xiao Cheng Chi Tang, Ma Zi Ren Wan, Run Chang Wan.

k.                                    Dryness Of Lung Yin: Bu Fei E Jiao Tang.


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acupuncture houston tx - south shepherd clinic

acupuncture houston tx west holcombe clinic

1. 2405 South Shepherd @ Westheimer (between Westheimer and Fairview), Houston, TX 77019.
  Tel: 713-529-8332    
Click here for the South Shepherd Clinic location map.

2. 2431 West Holcombe @Kirby (between Kirby and Fannin Street), Houston, TX77030.
The clinic is located at the corner of Kirby Drive and next to the Flower Corner.  
  Tel: 713-666-5667    
Click here for the West Holcombe Clinic location map.
                        Back Pain | Neck Pain | Shoulder Pain | Migraine | Headache | TMJ | Arthritis | Sciatica / Pinched Nerve | Tennis Elbow/ Knee pain / Leg  / Heel / Foot Pain|
                        Infertility | Fertility| Male Infertility| IUI / IVF | High FSH | Egg Quality | PMS | Endometriosis | Menopause |Fibroid | Ovarian Cysts | Hormone Imbalance|
                        Stress | Anxiety| Depression | Allergy/Sinus | Insomnia | Diabetes | Hepatitis| Weight Loss | Face Lift | Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Quit smoking|
                        Cold/flu/low immune | Irregular Period | Morning Sickness | Trigeminal Neuralgia | Hemorrhoid | High Blood Pressure | IBS | Cancer |

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