Nasal allergy symptoms

Nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy nose and runny nose;

Many people with nasal allergies are bothered by symptoms that range from mild to severe. These symptoms include nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy nose or runny nose. Nasal allergy symptoms can last for months at a time in the case of seasonal nasal allergies, and they can even be year-round if the symptoms are caused by indoor triggers.

Sometimes confused with the common cold, allergies are reactions to certain stimuli such as pollen or dust. Roughly 20% of all North Americans experience allergic reactions of some type. Allergies arise when the body is trying to rid itself of a given substance. Allergies can begin in childhood or adulthood, and either last a lifetime or decrease over time. In some cases, symptoms can be alleviated with acupuncture.

Substances such as pollen, mold spores, pet dander, household dust and/or dust mites, cigarette smoke, and bedding can trigger allergies. People can also experience allergies from the food they eat such as nuts or shrimp.

People with allergies have been known to experience;

■  Nasal congestion
■  Coughing
■ Itchy and/or watery eyes
Nasal discharge
Difficulty breathing
Rapid breathing
Tightness in the chest
Swelling of a specific area

Some allergy symptoms can be so severe they require immediate medical attention. It is still unclear why some people develop allergies while others living in similar environments do not. There is however, a strong genetic link to allergies and a person is more likely to develop allergies
if family members have them.

For more information on how acupuncture can help your allergy symptoms, Contact Us. We can help you determine the best course of acupuncture and herb treatment.