Spring is the perfect season to enjoy the great outdoors but for many people, spring’s arrival also means allergy flare ups. Allergy is caused by the immune system’s hyper-sensitivity to airborne allergens born from trees, grass, pet dander, pollen, dust, air pollutants, and food. This can cause symptoms such as sneezing, itchy watery eyes, nasal congestion, runny nose, headache, red eyes, even coughing or wheezing. Allergic rhinitis or seasonal allergies occurs when allergens and antibodies become reactive. The nasal mucosa becomes swollen obstructing nasal drainage which often leads to sinusitis and congestion.
Let’s take a look from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective on why our bodies develop allergies or allergic rhinitis. This is due to Lung Qi deficiency with Wind and an underlying Kidney deficiency. The Lung’s Defensive Qi guards the exterior of our body, the Wei Qi. It circulates between the skin and muscle and prevents exterior pathogen attacks. When it is weak, Wind invades the Lung channel and nose manifesting as allergies. Often times, allergies are due to constitutional weaknesses or if it develops later in life, it is due to a progressive decline of Kidney Qi.
Who wouldn’t want to enjoy the great outdoors during the warmer months of spring and summer? With the help of Chinese medicine, herbs can help balance the body, strengthen the immune system, and bring symptom relief. Chinese medicine offers allergy sufferers relief from unpleasant symptoms without the side effects antihistamines may cause. Try our newly improved Nasal & Sinus Relief! 14 powerful all natural herbal ingredients that delivers fast acting relief that fortifies your body to fight off allergies.
Spring is a beautiful and bountiful season. Don’t miss out on all that the season has to offer! You do not have to live with allergy symptoms anymore! Let’s all Breathe Better Naturally.
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