A common affliction, allergies can nonetheless be highly troublesome to many individuals and over-the-counter medications can only temporarily suppress the symptoms of allergies. In many cases, allergies may in part be caused by a decline in the immune system, the body’s defence system that prevents harmful pathogens from disrupting bodily operations. An individual may experience a decline in his or her immune system when exposed to stress, lack of sleep or poor nutrition. A compromised immune system may mean more frequent or prolonged colds, allergies and difficulty fighting infections. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help to bolster the patient’s immune system and encourage sustained healthy living.
TCM can help address immune system problems such as:
- Seasonal allergy
- Allergic rhinitis
- Chronic coughing
Treatments will differ depending on the patient, condition, and the severity. Dr. Bai will create individualized treatment plans for each patient. Treatments may involve long term care, acupuncture, herbal medicines, and nutrition plans.