Allergies have been a major problem for most that affects our lives. Most individuals turn to over – the – counter medications including prescription medications to deal with this disorder. This, however, is not a wise move. You see our bodies are constantly attempting to tell us something whenever something is wrong.  Allergies indicates that you are experiencing a weakened immune system. I this case seeing your acupuncturist should be at the top of your to do list. 

What are Allergies

Allergies manifest within the body as the following; nasal congestion, watery nasal discharge and sneezing. In many cases the eyes and the conjunctiva become red and itchy. Acupuncture treats allergies and strengthens your immune system so that you may possibly never experience allergic responses to previous triggers. The triggers for these allergic reactions are usually due to an antigen-antibody reaction in the nasal mucosa. Examples of antigen- antibody reactions include pollen, dust, animal dander, and fungal spores to name a few. 

Wind Cold

From an acupuncturist’s point of view, these allergies can be due to a deficiency of the Lung and Kidneys defensive qi, or chronic wind in the nose. To an acupuncturist, seasonal allergies can be as a result of either wind-cold or wind-heat. Wind-cold appears through clinical manifestations including: sneezing, runny nose, with white watery discharge, stuffy nose, a pale complexion, and there can also be a headache without thirst. Acupuncturists look to restore the diffusing and descending of Lung qi in order to expel wind-cold. 

Wind Heat

Wind-heat is another pattern of seasonal allergies that could present as sneezing, runny nose, with white and watery discharge. There would also be an itchy throat, itchy red eyes with a slight thirst. An acupuncturist would look to restore the dispersing and descending of lung qi and expel wind and clear heat.

Acupuncture and herbs are great for treating allergies and strengthening your immune system, that’s why it’s best to see your local acupuncturist or contact acupuncture is my life to learn of the many ways in which you can benefit from acupuncture, herbs, cupping therapy as well as moxibustion therapy and more. 

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