Chinese Herbs Can Help Curb Seasonal Allergies

Updated: Jan 9

Learn how Chinese Herbal Medicine is used to help chronic allergy sufferers in Durango, Colorado.


Life in La Plata County is highlighted by changes in our weather and environmental conditions. Many people choose to live here because they enjoy the change in seasons.


Unfortunately, many people also experience acute and chronic respiratory symptoms as the result of abnormal function of the immune system, commonly referred to as respiratory allergies or allergic rhinitis/sinusitis.


For many people, the symptoms tend to worsen in the Spring and Fall seasons. Common symptoms include runny nose, postnasal drip with cough, itchy, watery eyes, sinus pressure, frontal headache, and throat irritation with or without cough.


The use of Chinese herbal medicine to treat and manage the symptoms of respiratory allergy and hay fever is well documented and time tested, with hundreds of years of documented evidence.


The combination of two traditional Chinese herbal formulas to treat and manage the symptoms of this condition has proven to be successful in over 90% of cases in my clinical practice.


Sang Ju Yin (Mulberry Leaf and Chrysanthemum Decoction) is an herbal formula traditionally used for early stage cough from warm febrile disease. This formula is effective for sore throat, itchy, red, or burning eyes, mild fever, headache, and cough with or without phlegm.


Cang er zi San (Xanthium Powder) is a commonly used formula for the condition known as bi yuan (profuse nasal discharge) in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is traditionally used for abundant thick and purulent nasal mucus, nasal obstruction, dizziness, and frontal headache.


The combination of these two formulas have a mutually enhancing effect in treatment and management of acute respiratory allergies with allergic rhinitis, allergic sinusitis, hay fever, and sinus headache as the diagnosed conditions that see the best benefit.


Other conditions that improve with this formula include common cold, flu, acute conjunctivitis, bronchitis and sinus infection in the acute or early stage. The herbs are best administrated in liquid form, allowing for maximum absorption, utilization, and clinical effectiveness.


Here's a couple quotes from patients I've seen who've benefited from this approach.


“Thank you for freeing me of the symptoms of seasonal allergies and my severe migraine headaches “

“I had such severe allergies I literally could not breathe through my nose. Dr. David had my nose unplugged and I have been able been able to breathe normal ever since.”


Six additional tips for allergy sufferers in Durango, Colorado and the surrounding areas.

  1. Irrigate your nose with saline (warm salt water) twice daily

  2. Avoid mucus-producing foods like dairy, wheat and sugar

  3. Take bee pollen supplements and the herb stinging nettle

  4. Use an air purifier in workspace, as well as home space

  5. Exercise indoors with filtered air

  6. Drink 8-12 glasses of water daily


Another great way to fight allergies and overcome their symptoms is to focus on building a stronger immune system.


Here are three ways Coloradans can work to improve their immune systems.


  • Reduce stress by practicing meditation, tai chi or yoga

  • Maintain a positive and uplifting attitude

  • Eat lots of garlic, ginger, cilantro, and oregano


Four Corners Chinese Medicine is a traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture practice located in Durango, Colorado. We use a holistic approach to relieve back and joint pain, insomnia, headaches, fatigue, anxiety and other common conditions including seasonal allergies!


Contact us at +1-(970) 382-0321 to find out how we can help you on your path to wellness.

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