Allergic rhinitis, often called allergies or hay fever, occurs when your immune system overreacts to particles in the air that you breathe-you are allergic to them. Your immune system attacks the particles in your body, causing symptoms such as sneezing and a runny nose. The particles are called allergens, which simply means they can cause an allergic reaction.
People with allergies usually have symptoms for many years. You may have symptoms often during the year, or just at certain times. You also may get other problems such as sinusitis and ear infections as a result of your allergies.
In Asian medicine understands nasal cavities are openings of the lungs. It means nasal cavities are doors of the lungs and any trouble in nasal cavity it reflects problems of the lung.
In Asian medical therapy to treat such problems such as allergic rhinitis is make immune system not to overact against certain allergen. To do that, using acupuncture and herb remedies to encourage lung qui and maintain mucos membrane through nasal cavities to surface of alveolus.
If you are schedule to have surgical operation, treatment by the Asian medicine could let you avoid unnecessary surgery.