Traditionally, spring is a time for new beginnings. But for some, it signals a return to a familiar discomfort — seasonal allergies. Stuffy noses, sinus headaches, itchy eyes, deep fatigue and more can plague those with bad allergies.
Conventional treatment for allergies typically focuses on symptom management, using antihistamines and decongestants. These often provide temporary relief but often don’t address the underlying causes.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) favors natural healing through a holistic approach. In this ancient discipline, allergies are believed to be rooted in the depletion of Qi (vital energy) in the body’s organ systems. These depletions, which can take place long before spring, can be found in the kidneys, lungs, spleen and liver.