Allergies & SinusWe all know the symptoms: stuffy nose, pressure and pain in the sinuses, post-nasal drip, irritated throat and coughing, clogged ears, and that foggy, heavy, can’t-taste-or-smell feeling in the brain. Sinus infections can start with a stubborn cold or allergies, and in bad cases can go on for months. Even antibiotics often don’t help.
Acupuncture can help drain the sinuses by loosening mucus and stimulating movement in the head. More importantly, it can strengthen the body’s ability to dissolve phlegm, fight infection, and rebuild strength. Points are chosen to relieve sinus pressure, strengthen the spleen to reduce phlegm, and boost the immune system. As needed, treatment can also be geared toward symptoms such as sore throat, headache, cough, or chest congestion. Taking herbs alongside acupuncture treatment can speed the process considerably.
Chinese medicine can be very effective to treat allergies and sinus problems. Allergies are caused by a weak immune system.
Chinese herbs help to strengthen the immune system.
There are herbal formulas that work to stop the symptoms of allergies.
They do not have side effects such as drowsiness.
There are herbal remedies for both seasonal sinus problems as well as sinus inflammation and
The herbs usually do not have to be taken long term, they can be taken as needed. Each person is different and a diagnosis in Chinese Medicine needs to be made.