Center for Integrative Health and Acupuncture

Conditions Treated

TCM is useful for treating a broad range of conditions that are often grouped under headings like food allergy and asthma, but which may in fact be the result of problems in several organ systems that must be addressed in concert. Bringing about short-term relief and long-term remedy may, under an “integrative” model, be best achieved through a combination of Western medicine in the short run and TCM. The practice is now being broadened through consultation with Paul Ehrlich, MD, board-certified pediatric allergist and a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

These are conditions that have shown great promise and success in Dr. Li’s practice in cases that are described in Food Allergies: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and the Search for a Cure (Chapter 15):

1. Frequent GI problems associated with food allergy.

2. Frequent food-induced reactions (once a month or more) and anxiety associated with these reactions.

3. Recalcitrant eczema, associated with daily topical steroid use for more than 3 months, producing no relief and resulting in depression and diminished quality of life. New patients in this condition will be handled on a priority basis.

4. Chronic hives that represent a serious threat to patient quality of life will also be given priority.

Other conditions and patient profiles that have either begun to show promise with publication pending, or are considered suitable for treatment and further research:

1. Asthma, poorly controlled, requiring systemic prednisone at least twice a year, asthma exacerbations twice a month even with inhaled steroids, and daily inhaled steroid use for more than one year.

2. Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) for food allergy patients in both clinical trials and private (non-FDA-approved) treatment who have been forced to drop out because of frequent gastric distress and other adverse reactions.

3. OIT patients in private clinics with GI symptoms who are persisting with treatment but seeking relief.

4. Allergy to multiple foods with peanut and/or nut IgE more than 100KU/L, which is associated with an inability to “outgrow”. These are difficult to treat because of the longevity of B memory cells; interpretive TCM approaches may shorten the process of modulating the activities of these cells.

All Patients Must Have an Initial In-Person Consultation

While TCM treatment is estimated to take two to four years for most of the conditions described above, immediate and conscientious compliance with the protocol can produce considerable progress in the first few months, so it is necessary to start right way.

Delay can mean significant changes in the patient’s condition. If for some reason you delay treatment for more than three months after a protocol is designed and herbal medicine is prescribed, you will be required to have a new initial consultation.

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Integrative Health and Acupuncture, PC
933 Mamaroneck Ave., Ste. 202
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

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New York City Clinic at Mt. Sinai Faculty Practice
5 E. 98th St.
New York, NY 10029

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