Did you know Chinese herbal medicine can be just as effective as most over-the-counter medicine for allergy relief? And for some individuals they can be more effective as well as provide longer periods of relief so you won’t need to take as much over time. Coupled with regular acupuncture treatments, one’s immune system can also become stronger resulting in fewer symptoms year after year. If you are not completely satisfied with the medication you are currently taking for your allergy symptoms, this might be one article you consider saving for future reference.

If you mainly suffer from nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and red eyes due to pollen and dust allergies, and get seasonal hay fever, common cold, and sinus infections then the Chinese herbal formula Bi Yan Pian or “Nasal Inflammation Tablet” can be a great allergy relief for you. This herbal formula comes in a tiny tea-pill form mainly sold at licensed acupuncture offices. However, Traditional Medicinals brand tea has incorporated this formula into their tea Breathe Easy which is sold in many major grocery stores.

For acute or chronic sinus congestion, sinus infections, or sinus headaches the Chinese herbal formula Pe Min Kan Wan or “Nasal Susceptibility Pill” can be very helpful in clearing up these symptoms. This formula also helps with earache or congestion in the ears associated with allergies.

Xiao Feng San or “Disperse Wind Powder Pills” Chinese herbal formula has been used since the early 1600’s for a variety of itchy, red skin conditions such as hives, weeping eczema, allergic and contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and even skin rashes due to poison oak and poison ivy. This formula specializes in allergy relief for skin conditions.

All the ingredients in Chinese herbal formulas are natural, mostly plant-based, and cause little to no side effects for the majority of people. All Chinese herbal formulas sold in the United States are also GMP certified. GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practice. This stamp of approval means the ingredients have been tested by a third party confirming the product contains only the ingredients listed on the label, the quality of all ingredients meet a strict set standard of potency, contain very low levels of heavy metals and toxins, and that the product is free of pharmaceutical drugs and chemical contaminants.

If you are interested in any of the Chinese herbal formulas for allergy relief mentioned above, call 208-629-4920 to set up an appointment with one of the licensed acupuncturists at Vitality Acupuncture Clinic located in Meridian to ensure the right Chinese herbal formula is prescribed for your specific health condition at the appropriate dosage.

The following information provided is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without first consulting with a licensed acupuncturist or other qualified healthcare provider. And should you have any questions or concerns regarding your condition, please consult with a licensed acupuncturist or other qualified healthcare provider.

Written by Stephanie Babauta, LAc

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