Published: 03/18/2010 - Updated: 02/23/2018
Every year, when spring approaches, you begin to hear the inevitable complaints about the presence of allergies. If you've tried every medical treatment and yet your allergy persists, then be sure to know the tools that traditional Chinese medicine can offer.
The symptoms are known very well: sneezing, itching, coughing, rhinitis ... as well as antihistamines and their side effects: drowsiness, increased appetite and weight gain, dry mouth, blurred vision, urinary retention, constipation and gastrointestinal upset.
Traditional Chinese medicine offers you prevention: for example, a patient attending clinics Guang An Men with the aim to prevent the allergy, not only will achieve his purpose, but also will improve or disappear other symptoms.
And is that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) seeks to restore the energy balance in the body, and treat allergy as a cause of the loss of that balance.
According to TCM, allergies are a consequence of the interaction between "Zheng Qi" and "Qi Xie. Thus the establishment and development of pathologies reflects the struggle between them under certain conditions, "when Zheng Qi is strong, Qi Xie could not affect the body" or "when Qi Xie gets affect functioning, means that Zheng Qi is weak. "
In the field of allergic diseases, "Xie Qi" includes external climatic factors such as wind, cold, heat or moisture, allergens and pathological, as to the weakness of "Zheng Qi" refers principally to the failure Lung organs, spleen and kidney. The wind factor is the most important pathological factor in allergic diseases.
Once Qi Xie has penetrated the body
If the external wind factor is stuck in the skin, block the blood substance and the potential for surface defense system, will interfere with the reception of Qi and blood to the skin level and this, for lack of nutrients, suffer rashes and other disorders, and will be changing both the location, severity, and the appearance and disappearance of them, by the changing characteristics of the wind.
If the wind factor affects the lungs, you could suffer cough, dyspnea, stuffy nose or sneezing.
The pathogenic factor "wetness" is characterized by viscosity, heaviness, and so on., So that the stagnation of this element in the system can be reflected skin with blistering, oozing, itching or ulceration of the skin, often resulting difficult to remove.
If the infection enters the body heat in depth, affecting the blood substance alters blood circulation making it even chaotic, could be reflected in the hematuria and more.
Lung Qi controls the mechanism, the system skin and the superficial system. The pulmonary Qi insufficiency means deficiency in the potential surface defense system and facilitates the penetration of pathogenic factors, symptoms appear as rash, shortness of breath, cough and nasal packing.
The Spleen is responsible for visceral uptake, transformation and distribution of liquids, so that the functional deficiency of this body metabolism difficult fluids and they may become damp or even Tan, the main cause of asthma or dyspnea and such as coughing.
The Kidney is the hereditary basis of a human being can say that kidney failure is the most important internal factor causing allergic reactions in this respect one could say that would be equivalent to the "constitutional hypersensitivity" in Medicine West.
In addition there are many human activities that trigger allergies, like food disarray, including the abuse of certain foods such as sweet, salty, fatty or acidic, that generate Tan accumulating heat. Also when abused shellfish, Tan and humidity is generated, which are perfectly cause allergic reactions.
In spring, the changing nature of a further stage Yin (cold, dark energy is conserved in plant roots ...), to a more yang, more expansive (heat, light, display ...). Increase the heat and hours of light, nature unfolds: the flowers, leaves grow, the trees are expanded.
We are also nature. In spring, the Yang in our body increases, and energy is deployed. In Chinese medicine, spring corresponds to the element wood (liver). And the liver tends to an excess of Yang. Yang Rising in spring itself particularly affects the liver, because both are wood. If previously there was already an excess of Yang, the effect is greater, and may be an "overflow". This overflow is what causes the body to think that allergens are Xie Qi. And if we have weak over the Zheng Qi, we have all the numbers for allergy.
Yang Excess may be due prior to stress, emotional disturbances or poor nutrition, higher proportion of very yang foods (in general, animal foods, fried foods, dairy, coffee, chocolate, sausages, cooked or too).
When we are nervous, irritable or very stressed, any little setback can make us lose patience and react disproportionately. The same thing happens in allergy, the body reacts to a stimulus excessive but harmless.
By stimulating the meridians and acupuncture points, you get regular and unlock the Qi in the meridians, regulate physiological functions and balance of Yin Yang, a regular "Ying Qi" and "Wei Qi", increase the defense potential of Thus it is possible to prevent and cure diseases.
Each person's response to treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine can vary greatly, depending on age and years of evolution of the spring allergy. Relatively recent Allergies could be solved quickly, but others may take several months.
Source: European Foundation of TCM