Treat Allergic Rhinitis with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

Allergic rhinitis is a condition which presents as frequent attacks of nasal itching,sneezing, watery nasal discharge or blockage of the nasal passages. Attacks commonly occur in the morning and at night. It may be seasonal (a limited period of the year) or perennial (throughout the whole year). Seasonal rhinitis is often called "hay fever" and is the most common of all allergic diseases. From 2 to 20 per cent of the population worldwide are thought to be affected by it. Prevalence is maximum in the teenage years. Causes The disorder is due to a hypersensitivity reaction to certain substances that affect the mucous membranes of the nose and associated glands. Certain substances may be from g

TCM treatment for Ulcerative Colitis

Definition Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic medical condition characterized by inflammation of the inner lining of the colon and rectum, which causes ulceration of the surface of the colon, and results in pus, mucus, and bleeding. Based on characteristic signs like persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever, abdominal cramps and weight loss, TCM puts the chronic condition under the categories of "protracted diarrhea", "protracted dysentery", "bloody stools", or "organ intoxication". Ulcerative colitis is a common and complex clinical condition, TCM treatment has its unique advantage. Causes The causes of ulcerative colitis remain unknown. The major theories include infection, allergy to

Acupuncture for Dysmenorrhea

What is Dysmenorrhea Dysmenorrhea, also known as painful periods, or menstrual cramps, refers the pain in the lower abdomen and lumbosacral region prior to, during or after the menstruation period. It is commonly seen in young women. Types and Causes of the Dysmenorrhea There are two types of dysmenorrhea: Primary and Secondary. Primary dysmenorrhea, also called functional dysmenorrhea, refers to a condition without pathological changes of the genitalia. Secondary dysmenorrhea is caused by diseases such as endometriosis, acute or chronic pelvic inflammation, tumors, blockage or cervical stenostomia. In Chinese medicine, Dysmenorrhea is due to stagnation of qi and blood. The factors may be em

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