Allergic rhinitis (commonly known as hay fever) is one of the world’s most common health conditions. It affects hundreds of millions of people and causes great distress. It is also a significant contributor to health-related absenteeism and presenteeism at work.
Rhinitis is a condition of the nose characterized by episodes of sneezing, profuse watery nasal discharge, nasal congestion and postnasal drip. It can be seasonal or perennial and usually occurs as a result of hypersensitivity to pollen, dust mites, fungal spores, animal dander and saliva, fumes and certain foods. It is a chronic condition but can flare up with brief episodes of sneezing, nasal congestion and postnasal drainage.
Traditional Chinese Medicine offers effective treatment for rhinitis and can dramatically reduce the severity of symptoms and their duration. The herbal formulas discussed in this article and the acupuncture techniques described in the book referenced below can be incorporated into your treatment plan to help you with this condition.