Acupuncture for Respiratory + Ear, Nose, Throat

Your sinus passages and respiratory system are your first line of defense against pathogens like allergens, colds, flus and viruses. Acupuncture and herbal medicine support the respiratory and immune systems to decrease allergic reactions, reduce acute and chronic congestion, decrease frequency of infections, and improve breathing.


Reduce inflammation (swelling) and pain in the body to allow for more fluid movement. This can aid in the opening of nasal passages by stimulating mucus membranes and aiding in the breakdown of congested mucous.

CONDITIONS: sinus congestion, sinus headaches, recurring sinus infections, post nasal drip, constant congestion, intense pressure & pain


Acupuncture aids in the dilation of the airways in the lungs and the increase of circulation, which strengthens the immune system.

CONDITIONS: asthma, chronic cough, shallow breathing, sensation of something stuck in the throat, wheezing

If you do not see your condition listed, contact us to schedule a phone consultation to find out if we can help.

Common Questions

You will not experience pain with acupuncture. You may experience warmth, heaviness, tingling, or other sensations in and around the needle site.

Success Story: Cold & Sinus Issues

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This is my first experience with acupuncture. I cannot say enough about how impressed I am. I have seen Leigh for a couple weeks, and have already seen results. I'm sleeping better and feel less stress in my life. I highly recommend Essential Acupuncture, Leigh is caring, compassionate, and kind. Definitely give acupuncture a try!!!! — Melissa W.

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Our acupuncture clinic in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood has helped hundreds of people naturally heal with safe drug-free therapies.