How to keep your allergies under control this spring

How to keep your allergies under control this spring

While many of us have been eagerly awaiting the warmer weather, spring can also signal the beginning of hayfever season and make those with seasonal allergies truly miserable!

Clinically known as Allergic Rhinitis, hayfever is one of the most chronic respiratory conditions in the country and can cause symptoms such as sneezing, congestion, a runny nose as well as having a whole host of other unpleasant effects.

While seasonal allergy sufferers often tend to turn towards pharmaceutical medication for relief first, there are actually a variety of natural options that can have a tremendous effect on reducing the symptoms of hayfever.

Herbal medicines

When it comes to beating hayfever, Chinese herbal medicine can have an incredibly useful as they work to treat the underlying cause rather than managing the symptoms alone. Depending on the symptoms you personally experience, an experienced practitioner will determine the best possible combination of herbs for your treatment. Common options include

Goldenrod, rosemary, sage, nettles, eyebright, jing jie and quercetin.

Acupuncture

Depending on the symptoms you experience, acupuncture may be even more effective than some over the counter medications in providing immediate. Acupuncture aids in clearing nasal passages congestion, eliminating a post-nasal drip, reducing inflammation and swelling of the nasal passages and soothing itchy noses and eyes.

Holistic diet

Something many fail to realise is that your diet can play an important role in the way your body reacts to seasonal allergies. When excessive mucus accumulates in the system, allergens stimulate a much stronger allergic reaction, which is why it is recommended that hayfever sufferers avoid sweets, dairy products, and cold foods which can actually increase mucus buildup.

For further support in overcoming your allergies this spring, book a consultation at Luciferous Traditional Chinese Medicine today.

How to keep your allergies under control this spring

Chinese herbal medicines to combat hayfever this spring

Each year as we head into spring, millions of Australians start to experience symptoms of seasonal hayfever. Clinically known as Allergic Rhinitis, hayfever is one of the most chronic respiratory conditions in the country.

While we all look forward to the weather getting warmer, hayfever can be incredibly unpleasant, and often sends suffers running for anti-histamine medication. However, there are a variety of natural options that can be extremely useful in providing relief from hayfever and alleviating the associated symptoms.

According to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, hayfever is the result of a weakened Wei Qi, or a weakened immune system, paired with the invasion of an external pathogen such as pollen. For this reason, Chinese herbal medicine seeks to provide relief from hayfever symptoms while simultaneously strengthening the immune system.

During consultation, your herbal medicine practitioner will consider each of your hayfever related symptoms as well as a variety of other lifestyle factors. Using this knowledge, they will then create an intricate herbal formula that is designed to alleviate your symptoms, balance your immune system and expel any harmful toxins.

Chinese herbal medicine maintains that each individual’s experience of seasonal hayfever is unique. Think of the last time you experienced hayfever. Did your partner or friend suffer identical symptoms? It’s unlikely – so why should your hayfever remedy be treated as such?

At Luciferous Traditional Chinese Medicine, we look at the underlying causes to examine what may be causing you to experience hayfever so that we can determine the best possible herbal medicine for you.

To book a consultation with one of our experienced practitioners, please contact us today.