Treatment with Chinese herbal medicines and acupuncture

Every year it’s the same thing; many people seek help for itchy eyes and runny noses, symptoms varying in degree from sneezing to allergic asthma.

Most patients seen with this problem are taking some sort of western medication: antihistamine, nasal decongestant spray, or cortisone-based inhalers. Although these drugs alleviate their symptoms, they all wish to stop taking them as they feel the drugs do not address the root of the problem and might cause side effects.

What causes hay fever?

Hay fever is essentially a mistaken immune system reaction to airborne particles which normally do not cause the body any trouble. These particles may be pollen, animal dander, dust, mould, or insects and their faeces. Most people inhale these without a problem. People with allergies inhale these and the body reacts as if it were being invaded by a pathogen. There is sneezing, runny nose, red, itchy, watering eyes, headache, and even asthmatic contraction of the bronchioles of the lungs leading to panting, wheezing, and coughing.

Chinese medicine provides a time-tested alternative to western drugs when it comes to the treatment of hay fever and other allergies.

What is Chinese medicine?

Chinese medicine is the oldest continually practised, literate, professional medicine in the world. Practitioners of Chinese medicine use such therapies as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and Chinese dietary therapy. In addition, the Chinese have developed a host of low or no cost home therapies which can effectively treat the symptoms of allergic attacks as well as eradicate the root cause of this condition.

For more information and free consultation with a qualified TCM doctor in your local branch, contact Chinese Acupuncture & Care at (044 ) 9340746/ (090 ) 6370396.

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