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 symptoms from allergic rhinitis commonly known as Hay fever
Common symptoms of allergic rhinitis include:
- a runny nose
- a stuffy nose
- an itchy nose
- a sore or scratchy throat
- itchy eyes
- watery eyes
- dark circles under the eyes
- frequent headaches
- eczema-type symptoms, such as having extremely dry, itchy skin that often blisters
- excessive fatigue
The conventional treatment of allergic rhinitis relies mostly on the use of antihistamine agents. Unfortunately, antihistamines only treat the manifestations of the disease and not the root. In addition, they can cause unwanted side-effects such as dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, nervousness, dryness, and gut disturbance.
Chinese medicine offers allergy sufferers a way to strengthen their bodies and significantly reduce symptoms, without unpleasant side effects.
Acupuncture gives instant relief, unblocking the nose and relieving itching. Continuous treatments of acupuncture combined with herbal medicine will help treat the underlying root problem to get long term relief.
A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that patients who received acupuncture treatment for seasonal allergic rhinitis reported improvements in symptoms and decreased use of medication compared to those getting standard treatment or sham acupuncture