Using acupuncture and herbal remedies is not as far fetched as you may believe in relief of allergies. While spring and summer are the seasons of the year that bring us outdoors, many people are unable to enjoy these warmer months due to uncomfortable allergy symptoms. Traditional Chinese Medicine can help bring relief of symptoms, correct imbalances of the immune system, prevent the occurrence of infection, and allow healing of tissues of the sinuses.
What are allergies?
In allopathic or western medicine allergies are defined as a hyperactive immune response and treated with drugs to suppress the immune system. This suppression is in an effort to reduce the annoying symptoms of allergic response such as nasal congestion, itchy eyes, sneezing and runny nose just to list a few. This treatment only focuses on the symptoms never addressing the root cause of the problem. It is estimated that 50 million North Americans are affected by allergic conditions and the cost of allergies in the United States is more than $10 billion dollars yearly.