Allergy Clinic of Iowa

Allergy Relief is Here!

Allergies and sensitivities are caused by an error; the body is responding inappropriately to a harmless substance. We treat the overreaction by reducing the stress on the body in relation to the offending substance, creating a positive association so that the body may respond more appropriately. Our breakthrough system merges modern science with 3,000 year old traditional acupuncture principles in offering an effective alternative in the treatment of symptoms related to allergies and sensitivities.

A sensitivity or inappropriate reaction may cause symptoms from any organ system in the body. Some systems are prone to reacting to certain families of allergies or substances, such as the respiratory system reacting to pollen. However, a substance may affect any organ system, which could cause a multitude of symptoms varying from case to case. For example, a reaction to wheat may cause hives in one person, digestive issues in another, fatigue, wheezing, or Acid Reflux each patient can present her or his sensitivity differently from another. Our job is to address the specific organ system(s) affected by the allergen or offending substance.

Relief of common allergy symptoms such as:

  • Digestive system issues
    Symptoms include Acid Reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), abdominal and intestinal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea and vomiting. Primarily caused by food allergens or other ingestants.
  • Respiratory system
    Symptoms include hay fever, wheezing, asthma, skin conditions, rashes and itchy, watery eyes. Reactions may be caused by allergies/sensitivities to pollens, dust, food, chemicals and animals (including dog and cat dander and bird
    feathers), air-borne substances and contactants.
  • Dermatological – Skin issues
    Skin allergies/ sensitivities are a particularly common allergic reaction and include eczema, dermatitis and hives. Symptoms may include eczema, skin rashes, hives, blisters and atopic dermatitis. The main cause of dermatological reactions is allergies/sensitivities to food but can also be caused by allergies to plants, contactants and chemicals.
  • Headaches and Migraines
    May be caused by allergies/sensitivities to food such as chocolate and caffeine, airborne irritants such as pollens and chemicals including household cleaners, perfumes and vehicle fumes.
  • Tiredness and Fatigue
    Many reactions result in lethargy and feelings of fatigue. Tiredness can also occur at certain times of the day, such as in the afternoon after eating.
  • Multiple systems such as; hyperactivity, fatigue and inflammation
    Allergies/sensitivities affect multiple systems in the body, resulting in headaches, irritability, hyperactivity, mood swings, fatigue, tachycardia, or inflammation. In children such reactions can manifest as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which is often accompanied with redness around the eyes and nose and repetitive behavior patterns.
  • General
    Chemicals – household cleaners, perfumes, building materials, washing detergent, pesticides. Occupational Allergies such as latex or building materials. Animals. Heat, cold and humidity/dampness. Many common conditions may be a result from allergy or sensitivity-related symptoms, for example asthma, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). However not all cases involve allergy-related causes.Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is primarily caused by sensitivities and affects approximately 15% of the population. Common symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, bloating and abdominal pain.


The treatment involves the practitioner transmitting subtle representations of the allergens to you. As these subtle representations are being transmitted, the practitioner will stimulate acupuncture points along the spine with a gentle percussion (that feels really good). This stimulation is gentle, non-invasive and pain-free. Once the treatment is complete, the patient should be able to resume contact with the items that had previously caused the associated symptoms.

Children with a food allergy are two to four times more likely to have conditions such as asthma and other allergies. We have successfully treated many children at Acupuncture Wellness Center and family discounts are available.

All holistic fields of medicine are aligned in the approach to treat the whole body.  They share the understanding that health conditions may develop as a result of interference in proper functioning caused by various forms of stress or other factors. Reducing the stress or interference allows for optimal health. When the specific organ system is supported and stress is reduced, the whole body is able to respond more appropriately.  Acupuncture Wellness Center of Iowa is the only clinic in Des Moines offering this unique and ground breaking treatment.

Upon completion of the initial session, a prioritized treatment plan will be given to the patient to let them know how many additional sessions will be needed to address their symptoms (if any). Only one allergen family can be treated per session. On average, the number of sessions required to resolve the most common conditions are between 4 and 15. The treatment is non-invasive and completely pain free. The treatment does not require the use of needles and does not require follow up with drugs or supplements.

Follow Up Sessions

Follow up sessions take about 30 minutes and include a retest of the previous item that was treated to determine whether the body may still be reacting to that item. You will then receive a treatment to one of the allergen families that was determined in the initial session.

Follow up session fee is $100 however, package pricing and family discounts are available, please ask for details.

Initial Assessment and First Treatment Fee: $200

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  • YES! Your First Treatment is included
    Following the assessment you will receive a treatment for one allergen family so you can experience a treatment. There is no obligation past your assessment and first treatment.
  • YES! Bring in any documentation you have.
    We will also use your medical allergy test results if you have them available, however they are not required.
  • YES! Package pricing and family discounts are available.
    Upon completion of the initial session, you will receive a prioritized treatment plan detailing the number of additional sessions that will be needed to address your symptoms (if any). We will also give you options on package pricing and family discounts to fit your needs.
  • YES! The treatment is non-invasive and completely pain free.
    The treatment does not require the use of needles and does not require follow up with drugs or supplements.


Things to Know Before Your First Appointment

  • Please do not smoke or wear perfume or fragrances prior to coming to our clinic. This is a courtesy to our other patients who may be sensitive to those scents.
  • Please wear clothing to the appointment that covers your entire back.
  • Patients with previous allergy tests from medical doctors are encouraged to bring a copy of those tests.
  • Pharmaceutical and over-the-counter medications will not effect the treatment.
  • When you have other therapies (massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, etc) scheduled on the same day as the AAT treatment should schedule those therapies before the AAT treatment.
  • If being treated for food items: do not eat for 2 hours after the treatment.
  • Allergy Clinic of Iowa does not treat anaphylactic conditions.

Please call our office at 515-556-3304 with further questions or email us.

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