Do you suffer from running nose, itchy eyes, coughing and sneezing when autumn rolls around?  Many people in the U.S. experience these allergy symptoms through the months of September, October, and November.  It is mostly due to airborne particles from the environment that cause our immune systems to overreact in an attempt to protect our bodies.


Western medicine treats this problem by prescribing pharmaceutical drugs and giving allergy shots to suppress the symptoms that are manifesting.  


Traditional Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture and natural herbs, takes a different approach.  The underlying root cause of the problem, such as adrenal gland weakness or congestion in the lungs, is addressed.  The immune system is also normalized so that the patient can better deal with the airborne particles that are triggering the allergy symptoms.  A major advantage of Traditional Chinese Medicine is that it is safe, natural, and very rarely produces any unwanted side effects.


So this fall, if you notice that the change of weather is making you feel less than optimal, discover if Traditional Chinese Medicine can make a difference for you.


Make an appointment with Eric today. His hours are:


Tuesday 12-8

Thursday 10-6

Saturday 9-1


Eric Carpenter is a licensed acupuncturist.  He began his training at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine.  He was inspired to study this field after experiencing the healing benefits himself.  He graduated in 2005 with a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine (Magna Cum Laude) and is a licensed acupuncturist in Illinois and Wisconsin.  


In 2008 Eric spent four months in China, continuing his studies in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at the Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine and the First Affiliated Clinic of Yunnan Provincial Traditional Chinese Medicine University.


He has a Bachelors Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Dominican University (Cum Laude) and is a national board certified licensed acupuncturist (NCCAOM).



Eric Carpenter