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What to do if you allergies are flaring

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you are certainly not alone. One of the many benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine is that it can be used as preventative medicine to stop allergies before they start.

Acupuncture: Acupuncture treatments generally bring immediate relief to most patients and are done by inserting small tiny needles around the nose, sinuses and at certain points on the feet. Starting treatments before allergy season begins will address the underlying cause of allergies before symptoms kick in.

Herbal Supplements: Chinese herbs have been used for centuries for the treatment of springtime allergies. There are many different herbs with a number of specific benefits–some that are known to dry phlegm, others to relieve coughs, and still others that can alleviate red and itchy eyes. Because of this, practitioners typically design a combination of herbs that specifically address an individual patient’s unique set of symptoms.

The combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal supplements improve the immune system, reducing allergy symptoms and making the patient less reactive to the allergens over time.

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