Treating Your Allergies

Spring is officially here with warmer weather, longer days, new growth appearing, and, of course, wind and pollen.  Yes, for many people this is the signal of the onset of allergy season.

Allergic rhinitis, also called seasonal allergies, is caused by an over-reaction of the immune system to natural material in the environment, with pollen being one of the main causes.   Because of this hypersensitivity the immune system attacks the particles, causing inflammation in the head with symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing and itching. While many people have tried over-the-counter remedies to help diminish the acute allergy symptoms, almost all of them have had a number of negative side effects from the medications.

Because of those common adverse reactions, many people are now looking to Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM).   With TOM people are offered safe and effective means for treating seasonal allergies. TOM has been used for thousands of years to treat allergies, although they called it External Wind Invasion.  Relief is provided by treating both the acute symptoms and by balancing the body’s Qi.  When the body’s Qi is balanced it treats the underlying causes of the allergies, which can lessen allergy attacks in the future.   Treatments usually include acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and diet modification depending on what, specifically, is out of balance in each person. 

While allergies can put a hold on enjoying the best the season can bring us, it doesn’t need to.  There is a safe, natural treatment for allergy sufferers.  If you’re tired of the distress that seasonal allergies can bring, give TOM a try.  It works.

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