In early February patient complaints of seasonal allergies begin. Runny nose, itchy eyes and nose, scratchy throat, sneezing, fatigue and insomnia are common complaints of season allergies. Besides annoying they can leave us vulnerable to colds, flu, sinus infections, bronchitis and even pneumonia.
There are dietary recommendations we have for those suffering with seasonal allergies. we also suggest that you drink plenty of fresh water; one half your body weight in Fluid ounces each day. Also shower completely, including your hair before bed, don’t take that pollen to bed with you. Use of a neti pot two or three times a day can be of enormous help during the worst of the season.
Chinese medicine has many treatment strategies to offer to combat this distress. Regular acupuncture treatments during this time can help alleviate much of the symptoms. There are often meridian blocks that appear in those suffering from allergies. For those with severe allergies, the additional use of Chinese herbs are needed. We have a number of formulas that have proven effective.