Allergy season is officially here. The season’s typical dramatic weather changes are considered pathogenic influences according to Chinese Medicine. The abrupt changes in temperature and moisture levels combine with rising wind and effect the body, causing allergy symptoms. Acupuncture and herbs can do wonders for our immune system and effectively treat allergies.
Typical allergy symptoms:
- tight, sore muscles, especially neck and shoulders
- runny nose
- sinus congestion
- itchy dry or watery eyes
- dry, itchy skin or throat, sore throat
Chinese medicine has excellent tools to help relieve the discomfort and suffering associated with seasonal allergies. Herbal medicines and Acupuncture treatments can help reduce the need for over the counter medication. I have seen excellent results over the years.
For a discussion of the immune system according to Chinese medicine, check out the video page for an informative lecture.