Envision Personalized Health



Allergy Relief

 

   

You don’t have to resign yourself to enduring a runny nose, sneezing and headaches throughout allergy season. There is an alternative!

Traditional Chinese Medicine can help relieve allergy symptoms while treating the underlying health conditions making you vulnerable to allergies. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have effective and time-proven remedies for the sneezing, sinus problems, itching, eye redness, throat irritation and even asthmatic breathing associated with airborne allergens. In biomedical terms, allergies or hay fever are viewed as an overreaction of the immune system to a foreign substance.

The presence of pollen, pet dander, mold or dust triggers a strong response by antibodies. These antibodies attach to mast cells located in the upper respiratory tract and skin cells. Once they’re activated, mast cells release chemicals called histamine, which cause allergic symptoms.

Most prescription medications for allergies work by inhibiting the release of histamines. Other approaches involve avoiding allergic triggers or suppressing the immune system with drugs. Side effects of allergy drugs may include sleepiness, dependence and over-suppression of the immune system.

Traditional Chinese Medicine treats allergies by alleviating symptoms and strengthening the body’s natural defenses. The Chinese view regards allergens as airborne pathogens that invade the body due to weakened immunity. Treatment often focuses on clearing the pathogen, strengthening lung function and boost immunity. Individual allergy sufferers may have different underlying causes, depending on their health history and lifestyle. Each patient will be treated for his or her specific symptom pattern and underlying cause.

Our licensed acupuncturist at Envision Personalized Health, will determine the disharmony causing your allergies and corresponding treatment protocol. This may involve several acupuncture sessions, as well as herbal medicine and dietary modifications.

You can expect not only relief from allergy symptoms, but also more energy and fewer bouts with colds and flu due to heightened immunity. Suffering from seasonal allergies doesn’t have to be a yearly ritual. See how Chinese medicine can work from the inside to bolster your defenses against environmental allergens.

Contact us today for a consultation

Envision Personalized Health

(619)-229-9695    4620 Alvarado Canyon Road. Suite 14.  San Diego, CA.