San Francisco Acupuncturist Offers Help for Summer Allergy Sufferers
Tina Chin-Kaplan, M.S., L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., an American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine graduate, is providing relief to Bay Area residents who suffer from allergy symptoms this summer.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2011
The Bay Area is enjoying nice weather this summer, but many people can’t spend as much time outdoors as they would like because their allergies leave them wheezing, itching and dripping. To help those who suffer from allergies enjoy the outdoors without loading up on antihistamines, Tina Chin-Kaplan, an American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) alumnus, is offering an acupuncture treatment that strengthens the immune system.
Allergies are an over-response of the immune system set off by otherwise harmless environmental substances like pollen. The allergic reaction causes mast cells in the body to produce histamine, which triggers the body’s inflammatory response. This causes swelling, a running nose, and watery eyes.
“Allergies are miserable, and the chemical medication we usually take””antihistamines””can make us drowsy or bring on a headache, loss of appetite, upset stomach, vision change, irritability, or a dry mouth and nose,” said Chin-Kaplan. “Acupuncture offers a relaxing, natural alternative that refreshes us, without the side effects of pills.”
A visit to Chin-Kaplan’s practice is nothing like a visit to most doctors. The San Francisco acupuncturist takes the time to talk her patients about their health and lifestyle, and she really listens to them. Appointments often last from 30 minutes to an hour.
“It is important for me to understand everything that is going on with a patient so that I can diagnose and treat them correctly,” said Chin-Kaplan.
Chin-Kaplan is also an herbalist. She stocks over 200 herbs that she uses to make herbal remedies. Herbs have been used for medical purposes for centuries in China, and can be effective for multiple diseases. They are mostly responsible for maintaining and restoring balance in the body and have almost no unfavorable side effects.
In addition to allergy management, Acupuncture can be used to treat many other medical issues ranging from depression to digestive disorders. Most patients feel energized and relaxed after their treatment.
About the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) has been at the forefront of educating students in Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Bay Area since its inception in 1980. Their two degree programs””the Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) and the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM)””provide an exceptional professional education.
ACTCM’s community clinics serve as a diverse and demanding training ground for their students, while providing affordable health care services to the community. ACTCM’s certificate programs in Tui Na and Shiatsu and its introductory classes for the public offer additional educational opportunities for current ACTCM students, healthcare professionals and the general public.
Bay Area acupuncture treatment, as taught by ACTCM, restores balance and health, and is used for everything from chronic pain to drug dependence. It is also effective for allergy relief, weight loss, pain management and fertility treatment.
During treatment practitioners insert sterile, disposable needles at acupuncture points along the meridians. Because of the thin and pliable needles used, most people feel little to no discomfort. Patients typically leave feeling energized or relaxed with a deep sense of well-being.
For more information about the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), call Alissa Cohan at (415) 355-1601 x 12.
About Tina Chin-Kaplan, M.S., L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.,
Tina Chin-Kaplan, M.S., L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. is a licensed San Francisco acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist who specializes in treating patients for pain management and women’s health issues, as well as many other ailments. Chin-Kaplan began practicing in 2009 at the California Chiropractic Center located at 300 Brannan Street in San Francisco’s trendy SOMA neighborhood.
For more information about this article or Chinese medicine in San Francisco, call (415) 640-2341 or visit http://www.needlesandtea.com.
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