Acupuncture helps SINUS problems. Yes, you read that correctly! In fact, in clinical studies, Acupuncture had an effective rate of over 95 percent for chronic rhinitis. The science is there and the choice is now yours. Do you want to get better? Try Acupuncture and enjoy the little things again.
Many people suffer from nasal allergies or hay fever around spring time. Some have symptoms year around. The medical term is called allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis occur when the body’s immune system overreacts to particles ( allergens ) in the air that people breathe in. The allergens include pollen, dust, animal fur, and mold. When the allergen enter the body, our body’s immune system will produce antibodies like IgE, these antibodies cause the release of histamine by mast cells. Histamine will causes the muscle spasm in the respiratory tract which can effect the nasal, ear and eye, thus causing a runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes. Allergic rhinitis is often combined with bacteria or virus infection that leads to sinusitis and is usually associated with yellow or green mucus and sometimes headaches.
In traditional Chinese medicine, allergies occur in people due to their defense systems (which include respiratory, lung and skin) that have become weakened. When the weather changes, pollen, dust and mold increase and invade their bodies by skin, mouth and nose, challenging their already weakened immune system. Their body’s energy is weak, especially in the lung system which refers to nose, throat, air pipe, and lung organ.
Acupuncture, as a form of Chinese medicine, emphasizes strengthening the lung system function to resist the damage. Also, enhance Spleen Qi and Kidney Qi to build stronger and balanced immune system. At the same time, detoxify the Liver to reduce the allergic reaction.
Acupuncture can treat and prevent sinus problems and allergies very efficiently. Remember acupuncture is not only for symptom relief, it builds a healthier and balanced constitution causing healing.