ALLERGY TESTING, FERTILITY ENHANCEMENT, BIO-RESONANCE / VEGA TESTING, MUSCLE TESTING, ACUPUNCTURE, STRESS RELIEF, DIET AND NUTRITION, CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE, ETC.
JOANNE MC GOVERN
Dip. Ac., Lic. Ac., ITEC., Dip. Chinese Herbs, Dip. Stress Management., Dip. Nutritional Advisor.,MAFPA.,
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ALLERGY TESTING, FERTILITY ENHANCEMENT, BIO-RESONANCE /
VEGA TESTING, MUSCLE TESTING, ACUPUNCTURE, STRESS RELIEF,
DIET AND NUTRITION, CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE, ETC.
WHAT CAN WE TREAT?
allergies, male and female fertility issues, muscle and joint problems, menopause, chronic fatigue, candida, I.B.S. digestive and bowel disorders, skin conditions, psoriasis, ecezma, insomnia, stress, asthma, sinusitis, smoking cessation, tinnitus, vertigo, urogenital disorders, menstrual disorders, back pain, oedema, palpitations, poor circulation, infertility, miscarriage prevention, mouth ulcers, low immune system, gynaecological complaints, celiac disease, headache and migraine, cancer care,- etchttp://acupunctureandallergytesting.blogspot.ie/2012/02/be-happy-be-healthy.html?m= CONSULTATIONS ARE PRIVATE AND BY APPOINTMENT ONLY PH 0868362705 EMAILemail@example.com
Allergies and food intolerance’s can cause symptoms including, rash, itch, runny nose, sneezing, headache, red or dry eyes, inflammation, irritation, aches and pains, toxic overload, bowel and digestive upset, Flu like symptoms, low immune system, nutritional deficiencies, organ and system imbalances, raised PH levels and chronic fatigue. This can lead to illness or trigger existing conditions. We treat a wide range of conditions. The testing used is non-invasive and pain free. It incorporates Chinese medicine, bio-resonance muscle testing, Diet and Nutrition therapy
We test for a wide variety of foods, chemicals, and airborne substances.
WHAT IS AN ALLERGY???
An allergy is sensitivity to a substance which usually does not cause any harm. The immune system views the allergen as if it was a dangerous infection releasing a surge of histamine. This can cause an array of symptoms some mild while others can be severe and last for periods of time. Eg. inflammation, irritation, fluid retention, itching, fatigue, digestive upset, pain, flu like symptoms, weight loss/gain , mood swings, Premenstrual Syndrome, hormonal imbalance, Candida, nutritional deficiencies, toxic overload, organ imbalances, disruption in ph balance and insomnia. . In severe cases an allergic reaction can lead to Anaphalactic shock.
Allergies can affect almost any part of the body and be caused by an ever increasing range of natural or artificial substances eg chemicals, airborne substances like dust mite, food and drink, animals, environmental, preservatives and additives. Allergies can be the sole cause of illness or act as a trigger to existing conditions.
Allergy testing and treatment
The consultation and testing used are non-invasive and
pain free. We incorporate Traditional Chinese medicine
bio-resonance, muscle testing, nutrition therapy, herbal
medicine, acupuncture, and stress management, etc.
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ON YOUR FIRST VISIT TO OUR CLINICS, A DETAILED ASSESSMENT IS CARRIED OUT. THIS INCLUDES, CHINESE TONGUE PULSE AND FACIAL DIAGNOSES, PAST AND CURRENT MEDICAL HISTORY, NUTRITION DIET AND LIFESTYLE ASSESSMENT. AN ALLERGY/FOOD INTOLERANCE TEST MAY ALSO BE ADVISED. DEPENDING ON THE DIAGNOSIS, A SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALISED TREATMENT PLAN WILL BE ADVISED. ALL CONSULTATIONS ARE PRIVATE AND BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
WHAT CAN TCM DO?
Acupuncture has been shown to be a safe and effective way to combat the symptoms of seasonal allergies. In 2004, a study published by Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology showed that patients treated with acupuncture for six weeks and given a Chinese herbal medicine formula to take daily saw improvement in their allergy symptoms, higher energy levels and improved emotional well-being. The study was covered, along with tips about how acupuncture can be used to treat allergies in this Seattle Post-Intelligencer article.
In acupuncture, there are seven key pressure points that can help bring relief to seasonal allergy sufferers. By focusing on these points, an acupuncturist can help relieve and reduce symptoms like runny nose and sinus pain or headache. Six of these points are found on your face and the seventh is on your left foot. To get started, you can even stimulate these pressure points on your own – here’s a recent Huffington Post health blog post that tells you how.
Chinese herbal treatments can also help. I have worked with patients for years to not only treat the symptoms of their seasonal allergies – which in Traditional Chinese Medicine are sometimes referred to as the “branches” – but also to strengthen their overall systems throughout the year – or the “root”.http://www.bergencountyacupuncture.com/paramus-nj-acupuncture/treat-allergies-with-acupuncture-paramus-acupuncture/ http://www.philadelphia-acupuncture.com/ahhhh-choo-acupuncture-and-seasonal-allergies ALLERGIES SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
The most common are dermatitis, eczema, urticaria (nettle rash/hives) and psoriasis. Symptoms can include itching, redness, pain, swelling, sores, pustules, rashes, and acne. Causes can include allergies to certain foods, drugs, perfumes, chemicals and animals, poor diet, stress, nutritional deficiencies and organ imbalances.
Eye and ear allergies
Allergies can cause the eyes to water swell become sore red and irritated. The ears can also be affected causing itching internally and externally, fluid can also build up inside the ear causing pressure a ringing sensation and temporary deafness.
Some common nasal conditions which are caused or triggered by allergies include rhinitis, sinusitis and hay fever. Symptoms can include sneezing, nasal discharge, headache, stuffiness, flu like symptoms and congestion. Chest conditions can manifest with symptoms such as coughing with or without phlegm, susceptibility to colds and flu, sensitivity to drafts or chills
attacks can be brought on by an allergic reaction to foods and airborne substances. Symptoms can include wheezing, shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing, coughing and chest tightness.
Food allergies and food intolerances
The list of symptoms of food allergies is endless they include digestive upset, skin rash, organ imbalances, delayed immune response, mouth sores, mood swings, toxin build up, weight gain or loss, stress, headache, poor absorption of nutrients and irritable bowel syndrome. Food allergies can upset the natural balance between good and bad bacteria leading to fungal infection. They can also interfere with the bodies’ natural ph levels.
Candida and allergies
Candida is one of the most frequent conditions seen in the western world. It often manifests itself as vaginal infection in women. Causes can include allergies, poor diet, stress, nutritional deficiencies, poor immune system and antibiotic use. Symptoms are wide and varied. For example, thrush, nail infections, gas, bloating, constant hunger, bad breath, anal itching, severe dandruff, itchy flakey scalp, toxic overload, digestive and bowel upset, weight gain / loss and poor concentration.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBS affects many people. It manifests with severe pain, bloating, belching, stomach upset, constipation, diarrhea, cramps, indigestion, spasm, anal itching, frequent and urgent bowel motions. This condition can be very stressful, which in itself makes the condition worse. Causes can include food allergies and food intolerances, stress, nutritional deficiencies and organ imbalances.
PH balance / acid balance can be altered by food allergies and equally allergies can be caused by over acidity resulting in disorders such as gout, acne, aches and pains, indigestion, psoriasis, red itchy skin, cellulite, heartburn, constant fatigue and illness.
In Chinese medicine, allergies can cause disruption in the natural balance between yin and yang, smooth flow of Qi/energy and harmony amongst the organs. For example, disharmony of earth and wood (spleen and liver). Clinical indications of this may include indigestion with gas, cramping, nausea, constipation / diarrhea, Premenstrual Syndrome with sore breasts, bloated abdomen, irritability and fatigue, headaches, mood swings, erratic appetite, irregular / painful periods, craving foods, cold hands and feet, unstable blood sugar and poor concentration. Other causes include stress low immune system infections poor diet and lifestyle and nutritional deficiencies. It is important to identify and treat these imbalances as soon as possible to avoid illness.
Stress and allergies
Allergies can put huge stress on almost any part of the system. Equally stress, can interfere with the immune response, resulting in allergies. It is important to keep stress at manageable levels so that the system can function properly. A well balanced diet, regular aerobic exercise and continual water intake are essential to reduce stress. Just as there are certain foods and drinks which raise stress levels there are also an array of supper foods that help to de-stress. It is important to decrease stress inducing foods and increase de-stress foods.
Nutrition and allergies
Over time if allergies are left untreated nutritional deficiencies will occur. To maintain good health it is important that we are getting adequate nutrition on a daily basis to support our lifestyle. Nutrition is required for all of the bodies systems and functions. It is important that we are eating the right foods, that these foods are being broken down properly, and that the nutrition from these foods is properly absorbed. Symptoms of deficiency or mal-absorption of nutrition are numerous and need to be identified and treated ASAP.
Our systems are bombarded with toxins every day. For example, air pollution, drugs, heavy metals, excess salt and sugar, preservatives and additives, chemicals and fumes. Allergies can cause toxin levels to rise within the body. Equally toxins can leave the body hyper sensitive to intolerances and allergies. Many toxins are fat soluble and are stored in the fatty parts of the body. Symptoms can include allergy reactions, Premenstrual Syndrome, weight gain, joint pain, bad breath, headaches, constipation, digestive upset, premature ageing, poor concentration, fluid retention, Candida, gallstones, acne, bad breath, body odor, erratic blood sugar levels and M.E. Toxins can be stored in many parts of the body. It is therefore important to do a complete systems detox, to avoid toxic overload.
Many people are unaware of how they breathe. Breathing is life we cannot survive for longer than a few minutes without air. Correct breathing filters and warms air which helps to reduce invasion of wind, cold, damp, airborne allergies and toxins. When we breathe incorrectly we can have a tendency to over breathe or hyperventilate causing many symptoms including wheezing, asthma attack, stress, panic attacks, insomnia, snoring, palpitations, light headed feeling, anxiety, stress, low immune system, fatigue, poor concentration and headache. We need to concentrate on breathing correctly no matter where we are or what we are doing. Simple breathing techniques which can be done by anyone and incorporated into everyday living can have a dramatic effect on health and energy.
Where deficiencies have been found, diet changes and in some cases nutritional supplements will be recommended. Specific nutritional supplements can also be used to improve the immune system, treat stress, balance ph and intestinal flora (good bacteria). All nutrition recommended will be fully licensed.
Diet and lifestyle
Where needed, simple lifestyle changes that can make a big difference to your health will be advised. Particular attention will be given to increasing intake of foods that heal and decreasing intake of foods that harm. Regular exercise, depending on your health, and adequate water and sleep. Stress management may also be advised.
can be used to diagnose and treat most conditions. It can successfully treat the signs and symptoms associated with allergies. It is the largest drug free healthcare system in the world, and can be used in conjunction with western medicine. It can restore balance between yin and yang, smooth flow of Qi/energy, and harmony between the organs.
Auricular acupuncture (needle free) is simple, pain free and safe. It can be used to treat a variety of conditions. For example, allergies, insomnia, stress, fears and phobias, fertility issues, stop smoking and weight loss. It is suitable to use on children and older people.
have been used for hundreds of years. Specific herbal formulas can be used to successfully treat most conditions. For example, allergy symptoms (sneezing itching burning stinging pain), increase absorption of nutrition, improve the immune system, stress, Candida, asthma, IBS, fatigue, digestive conditions, detox the system, skin conditions, oedema, and weight gain or loss. Any Chinese herbs that are recommended will be fully licensed.
JOANNE MC GOVERN Dip. Ac., Lic. Ac., ITEC., Dip. Chinese Herbs, Dip. Stress Management., Dip. Nutritional Advisor.,MAFPA., http://acupunctureandallergytesting.blogspot.com/2012/02/joanne-mc-govern-chinese-herbalist.html
An Alternative to Red Bull: An introduction to Adaptogenic Herbs
“Adaptogens” are a group of herbs that seem custom-made for our stressed out times. By definition, adaptogens are “non-specific,” so rather than targeting one particular symptom or part of the body, like much of Western medication, they increase your resistance overall against physical, chemical and biological stressors. They’re non-habit forming, even when taken over long periods of time and, most importantly, they are normalizing — they create balance in the body without negatively influencing any particular body system at the expense of another.
Basically, adaptogenic herbs are to stress what a hot bowl of homemade soup is to a cold, rainy day — relaxing and yet restorative and, in short, just what the doctor ordered.
Herbs used to restore a healthy stress response are traditionally prepared as formulas, not taken as individual herbs. As an introduction to this fascinating subject, here are seven of my favorite adaptogenic herbs often used in such formulas and some basic info on how they can help you relax and recharge: