A Wide Range of Allergies Can be Effectively Treated With Traditional Chinese Treatments & Remedies
Upper respiratory allergies like hay fever are often accompanied by inflammation of the sinuses, nose, eyes, ears, and throat.
Chinese medicine explains these allergies as being the result of an invasion of Wind and Heat, Wind and Cold, or Wind and Dampness, or all three. And often the symptoms occur in windy, humid, cold, or hot weather.
Wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath due to exertion, illness, or allergic reactions are the result of stagnation or inadequacy of Qi in the Lung Network (upper and lower respiratory system).
This Qi stagnation is often caused or aggravated by cold, heat, humidity, dryness, air pollution, and many other factors, some known and some unknown. Improper diet, food sensitivities, environmental sensitivities, genetic or congenital factors, chronic fatigue, and prolonged illness influence the severity and chronicity of asthma.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs treat asthma by improving respiratory function, digestive function, physical stamina, and resistance to infections and allergens.
If you’d like to know more about how we can help you relive your symptoms, call us on 0208 780 0955, contact us online or pop-in to the clinic to talk to us in person.
The symptoms of hayfever – an upper respiratory allergy syndrome – itchy eyes, tearing, sneezing, runny nose, headache, sinus congestion, fatigue, sore throat, and cough are very similar to those of a cold or flu, but without fever or body aches and pains.
The acupuncture points and medicinal herbs that are used to treat colds and flus are therefore very similar. The causes, according to Chinese medicine, are the “invasion of Wind and Cold, Wind and Heat, or Wind and Dampness” or all three.
One or two acupuncture treatments can often alleviate hay fever. For chronic or stubborn cases, the addition of Chinese herbal formulas insures that the treatment will be successful.
Sinus congestion and inflammation usually occurs following an allergic reaction (food intolerance, drug sensitivity) or a viral infection (cold, flu). Wind and Heat inflame the mucus membranes of the sinus cavities, causing the mucus to become thick and dry, which prevents the sinuses from draining properly: symptoms of pain, swelling, pressure, headache, and nausea can result.
The acupuncture meridians (channels) that course through the nose and sinuses correspond to the Large Intestine, Stomach, Bladder and Gallbladder. It is often the case that chronic, recurring sinusitis is due to an underlying disorder of the digestive and eliminative organs.
Local acupuncture around the nose and sinuses can quickly open the passages and stimulate drainage of the accumulated mucus and phlegm, while Chinese herbal formulas purge the Wind and Heat, reducing the inflammation and re-moisturising the delicate membranes.
To discuss your own personal allergy condition and how we can help, call us on 0208 780 0955, contact us online or pop-in to the clinic to talk to us in person.