Anwendungsgebiete / Indications
Hay Fever and Other Allergies
An allergy is defined as a hypersensitivity to certain antigens (pollen, animal hear, etc.) that would normally not be harmful. The result ranges from exaggerated immune responses to life-threatening anaphylactic shock. The overreaction of the immune system manifests with symptoms such as itching, sneezing, burning eyes, inflammation and swelling. In order to alleviate the acute symptoms, antihistamine tablets (your drugstore should be consulted) can be taken. Furthermore, conventional medicine offers treatment to desensitize the body against specific antigens.
Chinese medicine sees allergies as a weakness of the affected organs. For example, hay fever is a weakness of the lungs. The lungs play an important role in immune defense in Chinese Medicine and are described as the delicate organ. Treatment is divided into two phases: an acute and a chronic phase. During the pollen season the acute symptoms such as itching, sneezing, eyes burning, etc. can be alleviated. Once the pollen season is over, treatment to strengthen the lungs can begin.