Do you suffer from Allergies or Asthma? It’s a little-known fact that these two conditions are directly linked to each other. Asthma, which affects roughly one in 12 people according to the CDC, is characterized by spasms of the small airways and Inflammation. Furthermore, about 90% of children under the age of 16 with Asthma have Allergies, while 70% of people between the ages of 16 and 30 have Allergies, and 50% of adults over the age of 40 have Allergies.
Unfortunately, most people who suffer from Allergies and Asthma simply mask their symptoms with drugs rather than seeking a treatment for the root cause. Both of these conditions involve an overreactions by the body’s Immune System to what it believes is a foreign invader. When you are exposed to an allergen (e.g. ragweed, pet dander, etc.), your Immune System produces and abundance of Inflammatory Hormones, which subsequently cause the symptoms of Allergies and Asthma to manifest.
There are several alternative treatment options available for Allergies and Asthma, however, one of which is making Dietary and Lifestyle changes. We live in age in which far too many people choose to pick up convenient fast food as opposed to preparing and cooking fresh meals. Basing the bulk of your diet around processed foods such as this will take a toll on your body. The lack of nutrients and increased intake of preservatives can disturb the Immune System, causing greater sensitivity to allergens. Consult with me to find out if you have any food allergies or sensitivities. A better choice is to consume a diet rich in lean proteins, fresh fruits & vegetables, and sprouted seeds, nuts & legumes.
Of course, Herbal Medicine is a time-tested NATURAL treatment for Allergies and Asthma. I can advise you on a specific Chinese Herbal formula for your particular needs. Some of the most popular Herbs used to treat these conditions include Stinging Nettles, Ginkgo Biloba, Green Tea, and Reishi, all of which contain heavy concentrations of Antioxidants. In addition, consider adding Quercetin, Bromelain, and N-Acetyl Cystiene. These Antioxidants are believed to fight harmful chemicals in the body known as Free Radicals, which if left unchecked, may irritate existing conditions like Allergies and Asthma. I also will recommend Homeopathics to assist in resolving your Alllergy and environmental issues.
Acupuncture also improves the symptoms for Allergy and Asthma sufferers. I treat the Lung organ system and boost your Immune System in every Acupuncture visit. These treatments involve stimulating the body’s life force (Qi) by placing small, thin needles directly under the skin. When a person’s Qi grows stagnant or experiences other problems, he or she is more susceptible to disease and illness. Therefore, correcting this problem through Acupuncture will naturally deter Allergies, Asthma and other common problems.
Give me a call today to learn how you can get back on track to better health! 310. 450. 9711.