Skagit Whole Health Center

Relieve Seasonal Allergies with Acupuncture

Bee clip artSunflower clip artWith spring’s sunshine and flowers come wind and pollen, which for many people signals the onset of allergy season. Tree pollens are the most prevalent pollens in the spring and many trees are prolific pollinators. Grass and weed pollens follow in late spring and summer, and airborne mold spores can be found almost year round, as well as other common allergens such as dust, dust mites, and animal dander.

While many over-the-counter remedies promise symptomatic relief, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believe that addressing the causes of allergies, treating the whole person, and focusing on balancing the immune system leads to substantial long-term health benefits in managing allergies.
The goal of the acupuncturist is to develop a plan which addresses the person’s acute symptoms and provides relief, while addressing the underlying immune system imbalance which is thought to be at the root of the person’s allergies. Treatments often include dietary modification, the use of specifically chosen herbal formulas, and acupuncture.

Humans natural state of being is one of wellness and ease. Fatigue, mental and emotional stress, pain and illness are all causes of an imbalance to this state resulting in dis-ease. Energy healing including acupuncture can allow one to return to harmony and ease by bringing balance to the physical, emotional and spiritual levels of being. 

About Barbara Paul

Welcome to Skagit Whole Health Center, where I am dedicated to providing the highest standard of care based on an attitude of gentleness, warmth, professionalism and respect. My name is Barbara Paul and through the energy healing practices of Acupuncture, Chinese nutrition and herbs, Tuina (Chinese Massage), Shiatsu and Qi Gong, I create a treatment plan that addresses each individuals needs. I treat not only the symptoms, but the root of the illness, thus restoring the balance upon which holistic health is based. Humans natural state of being is one of wellness and ease. Fatigue, mental and emotional stress, pain and illness are all causes of an imbalance to this state resulting in dis-ease. Energy healing can allow one to return to harmony and ease by bringing balance to the physical, emotional and spiritual levels of being. Born in Switzerland to a pediatric nurse trained in herbology. I spent hours with my mother hiking and studying the wildflowers and plants of the woods near my home outside of Zurich. Being given this love and knowledge of healing and nature, I went on to study Acupuncture and Chinese medicine at the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seattle WA. There I earned my Masters in Acupuncture and became board certified by NCCAOM in 1993. Having studied with Julian Scott from Great Britain, I also specialize in pediatric acupuncture.