Nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy nose and runny nose;
Many people with nasal allergies are bothered by symptoms that range from
mild to severe. These symptoms include nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy
nose or runny nose. Nasal allergy symptoms can last for months at a time
in the case of seasonal nasal allergies, and they can even be year-round
if the symptoms are caused by indoor triggers.
with the common cold, allergies are reactions to certain stimuli such as
pollen or dust. Roughly 20% of all North Americans experience allergic
reactions of some type. Allergies arise when the body is trying to rid
itself of a given substance. Allergies can begin in childhood or
adulthood, and either last a lifetime or decrease over time. In some
cases, symptoms can be alleviated with acupuncture.
Substances such as pollen, mold spores, pet dander, household dust and/or
dust mites, cigarette smoke, and bedding can trigger allergies. People can
also experience allergies from the food they eat such as nuts or shrimp.
People with allergies have been known to experience;
Itchy and/or watery eyes
Tightness in the chest
Swelling of a specific area
Some allergy symptoms can be so severe they require immediate medical
attention. It is still unclear why some people develop allergies while
others living in similar environments do not. There is however, a strong
genetic link to allergies and a person is more likely to develop allergies
if family members have them.
information on how acupuncture can help your allergy symptoms,
We can help you determine the
best course of acupuncture and herb treatment.