Hayfever and Allergies

Here at Harmony Chinese Medical Centre we will focus very closely within the body's physical structure as well as the internal organs. Detailed consultation will first take place to gather information about the patient in helping us to put the puzzle together examining the body as a whole.

Allergies and Hayfever

Allergies: Hay Fever

What are the causes of Hay Fever?

Hay fever is also known as allergic rhinitis. It is an allergic condition. Major symptoms include a runny nose, itchy, stuffy nose, frequent sneezing, itchy and dry/watery eyes, ear fullness, and a cough due to postnasal drip, etc.

The causes of hay fever can be due to the individual inhaling dust or pollen from trees, flowers, grass, weeds, mushroom spores, and animal hairs etc. The most common cause of hay fever is due to the individual's immune system being compromised. A weakened immune system maybe due to stress, poor diet, life style, or simply the individual's constitution. Without the healthy function of the immune system the body is not able to fend off the allergens that giving rise to above symptoms. What would happen if Hay Fever was not treated properly?

According to Traditional Chinese Medical philosophy, without proper treatment and management, sufferers with a weak immune system may experience more severe conditions such as Eczema, Hives, Sinusitis, or Asthma or other internal organ disorders.

Here at Harmony Chinese Medical Centre we will focus very closely within the body's physical structure as well as the internal organs. Detailed consultation will first take place to gather information about the patient in helping us to put the puzzle together examining the body as a whole. In doing so we will be able to find the cause of the problem and apply the most accurate and beneficial treatment to help you in resolving the issue.

Treatments such as acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal treatments will be prescribed by our highly qualified doctors in the most gentle and professional way, following each visit we will then asses all of the above and provide necessary treatments.

Allergies: Skin Conditions

Eczema

Eczema can be acute or chronic. It is a kind of skin inflammation and is noncontagious.

It mainly manifests on the face, eyelids, arms, front part of elbows, hands, back side of knees, legs, behind ears, and also can be on many other parts of the body. It is characterized by an itching/burning sensation and inflamed with red skin patches, pimples, dryness, crusts, or scabs, or it may discharge a watery fluid which is often aggravated in the warmer weather.

The causes of eczema can be from external irritations, allergic reactions, exposure to chemicals or particular microorganisms, or diet, etc. Emotional stress, insomnia or lack of sleep, unbalanced diet, overexertion can exacerbate or worsen conditions of eczema. According to Traditional Chinese Medical philosophy, without proper treatment and management of eczema, sufferers are prone to a weaker immune system and that may lead to more severe conditions such as Hives, Sinusitis, or Asthma or other internal organ disorders.

Here at Harmony Chinese Medical Centre we will focus very closely within the body's physical structure as well as the internal organs. Detailed consultation will first take place to gather information about the patient in helping us to put the puzzle together examining the body as a whole. In doing so we will be able to find the cause of the problem and apply the most accurate and beneficial treatment to help you in resolving the issue. Treatments such as acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal treatments will be prescribed by our highly qualified doctors in the most gentle and professional way, following each visit we will then asses all of the above and provide necessary treatments.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common, chronic, recurrent, inflammatory skin disease which is characterized by rounded, circular, red, dry, scaling patches of various sizes, sharply bordered rash with overlapping silvery, imbricate, and lamellar scales. People often suffer from red, inflamed, scaly , flaky itchy skin and excessive discharge of pus or blood from excessive scratching.

Psoriasis mainly appears on the scalp, nails, surfaces of the limbs, the elbows, the knees, ankles, and the lower back to bottom region. In many cases of psoriasis there is a family history of the condition.

The causes of psoriasis are still not clearly known. However, from clinical studies and clinical experience we found that psoriasis can be heredity. We also consider it to be related to virus infection, immune disorder, emotional stress, metabolism disorder, hormone disorder, diet, etc.

Psoriasis is very unpleasant and it affects quality of life. A chronic psoriasis patient may have a higher risk of arthritis in the finger joints or lower spine. No one should put up with it untreated!

Here at Harmony Chinese Medical Centre we will focus very closely within the body's physical structure as well as the internal organs. A detailed consultation will first take place to gather information about the patient in helping us to put the puzzle together examining the body as a whole. In doing so we will be able to find the cause of the problem and apply the most accurate and beneficial treatment to help you in resolving the issue.

Treatments such as acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal treatments will be prescribed by our highly qualified doctors in the most gentle and professional way, following each visit we will then asses all of the above and provide necessary treatments.

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