Allergy is a condition of hypersensitivity resulting from abnormal behaviour of the immune system. Harmless substances in the environment known as allergens can trigger excessive reaction of the body's immune system. Common reactions include asthma, hay fever, hives, eczema, food allergies and reaction to the venoms of stinging insects. Approximately 1 in 7 people in the US are affected with Hay Fever. The estimate in Canada will be approximately 4 million.
TCM (Traditional Chinese medicine) views allergies as symptoms of weakness in the Lung Qi. In addition, Spleen and / or Kidney Qi deficiencies are also contributing factors. When properly diagnosed with the TCM techniques, acupuncture treatments can produce very impressive results. We have successfully treated numerous cases of mild to severe allergies with patients as young as 5.
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