How To Prevent Seasonal Allergy Naturally | AC Punc Acupuncture
Spring is one of the favorite seasons for many people, but it is also a seasonal allergy. Many people have a hard time spending time because of that.
I want to discuss how to ease seasonal allergies naturally at this blog. It is for those who suffer from seasonal allergies every spring but don’t want to take medications.
I hope it helps those who suffer from it in natural ways to ease them.
In this article, you will learn.
- What are Seasonal Allergies?
- What do seasonal allergies mean to Chinese Medicine?
- What kind of Chinese Herbs can You take?
- 4 recommendations to ease seasonal allergies naturally.
What are Seasonal Allergies?
A woman has a Seasonal allergy. You can get an allergic reaction from pollen, house dust, mites, etc.
As allergens, Lymphocytes, one of the immune cells, are roughly divided into Th1 lymphocytes and Th2 lymphocytes.
Each has a different role, Th1 mainly works against viruses and bacteria, and Th2 works mainly against food and pollen.
In other words, it is Th2 that causes a seasonal allergy. It is known that these two lymphocytes have a seesaw-like relationship and that when Th1 is high, Th2 is low, and when Th2 is high, Th1 is low.
When allergies such as sinus congestion occur, the balance between the two is lost, and Th2 rises. The cause of the imbalance is not well known.
Still, it should be highly possible that lifestyles can be affected like stress and bad eating habits including sweets, dairy products, etc.
- Chemotransmitters and symptoms of seasonal allergy Histamine — Runny nose, watery eyes, itchy eyes, sneezing, etc.
- Leukotriene — Stuffy nose
What do seasonal allergies mean to Chinese Medicine?
In Chinese Medicine, what happens when you get allergies are “abnormal water balance” in the body (water poisoning).
Water poisoning is a condition that your body accumulates unnecessary body fluids and turns into the poisoning.
A runny nose and watery eyes are symptoms that result from the accumulation of water in extreme places.
Nasal congestion also occurs when water accumulates in the mucous membrane of the nose and swells.
There are two different types of treatment. One suppresses the symptoms, and the other improves the person’s constitution to get rid of allergies.
In treating allergic sinusitis, we use “water balance herbs” to eliminate the uneven distribution of water and adjust the water balance.
What kind of Chinese Herbs can You take?
Yu Ping Feng Jia Cang Er Sang
This formula supplements the protective energy that defends the body from invasion by external pathogens like pollen, house dust, mites, etc.
It gets rid of seasonal allergic reactions like sinus congestion, cough, running nose, itchy eyes, etc.
- Huang Qi — Astragalus
- Bai Zhu — White Atractylodes Rhizome
- Fang Feng — Siler
- Chi Shao — Chinese Peony
- Lian Qiao — Forsythia
- Cang Er Zi — Xanthium Fruit
- Xin Yi Hua — Magnolia flower
- Bai Zhi — Purple Angelica
In traditional Chinese medicine, we, as doctors of oriental medicine, approach different ways.
When you have good gut health, you have a good immune system because we create phlegm and mucus in the digestive system.
So, if your healthy gut flora is balanced, you might improve your seasonal allergy symptoms. Acupuncture & Chinese herbs help Seasonal Allergies.
4 recommendations for Seasonal Allergy.
1. Wear a mask
A woman wears a mask for protection from pollens. Wearing masks help to inhale pollens because pollen particles are much bigger than the fiber of the covers if you wear N95.
Therefore, it can filtrate and protect when you inhale. However, some tiny pollens can still pass through it when you inhale.
2. Avoid Eating Sugar like white Sugar.
Eating Sugar causes a lot of trouble for allergies, especially processed Sugar, because Sugar makes it inflamed your body.
The inflammation causes you to have a running nose or even pain like a headache. Your body starts to realize you have bad stuff in your body and try to eliminate it.
3. Avoid drinking milk
We should avoid cow Milk. Especially cow milk is not suitable for you because the milk causes to create more phlegm and mucus.
If you want to drink milk, I recommend almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk.
4. Try natural Chinese herbs for seasonal allergies
There are natural Chinese herbs to relieve seasonal allergies.
Here is the link to try and prescribe the right Chinese herbs Y / K.
You can go and click the website and answer 3 minutes easy questionnaires.
Then, our specialist will figure out which Chinese herbal formula is the best for your seasonal symptoms.
In conclusion, 4 recommendations can ease the seasonal allergy naturally.
Firstly, please understand the mechanisms of seasonal allergies.
Secondly, please try these 4 suggestions if you have such symptoms.
Finally, I hope it helps those who are suffering from annoying symptoms.
Please feel welcome to comment if you have any questions about this post.
Sayonara till next post.
About Author: Satoru Ozawa, DOM, L.Ac, ATC — Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an acupuncturist, and a Chinese herb specialist. With his ten years of experience in Oriental Medicine, he will recommend the best natural Remedies, including Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and health tips to relieve your suffering.
Originally published at https://acpunc.com on April 2, 2021.