Allergies are Nothing to Sneeze at!

Does the arrival for Spring mean you’re constantly sneezing and spluttering? While allergies and hayfever appear to be caused by outside triggers, the underlying problem actually lies within us and indicates an imbalance in our immune system…

In 2015, 1 in 9 Australians had asthma.
while over 4.5 million suffered from hay fever.

In 2014, 4 million Australians reported avoidance of a certain food because of allergy or intolerance. About 560,000 were children aged between 2 and 18 years old.

Spring is in the air, but for many of us this means the air becomes more likely to irritate a sensitive respiratory system. While allergy and hayfever appear to be caused by outside triggers, such as dust, pollen, dry air and stressful events, the underlying problem actually lies within us. Allergy occurs when a particular part of our immune system is out of balance.

Allergy occurs when your immune system mistakes something that is normally harmless as being a threat to you and while “protecting” you from it, creates a strong inflammatory response. This inflammatory response is what produces the symptoms that you experience as allergy.

Breathe Easy; Help is at Hand

Licorice is a very effective herb (one that we use in the clinic almost every day!) for the treatment of allergy and asthma. Licorice is an immune regulator, meaning that it helps to bring a wayward immune system back into balance. Licorice is particularly helpful at relieving all types of allergy as well as asthma, because it addresses the underlying immune problem in these conditions. For extra protection, combining it with the Reiishi mushroom creates a potent formula with great effectiveness against allergy and asthma. With over 4000 years of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reiishi mushroom is tried and trusted in the treatment of asthma and allergy, providing relief for symptoms such as wheezing, tight chest and coughing. Their benefit actually comes from correcting the underlying immune problem and initiate healing, not simply suppressing or temporarily relieving symptoms.

So whether you need help with occasional hayfever or allergies, we have the herbal formulas, experience and skills to help you with the most suitable treatment.

Adapted from the Wellness Review, ‘Allergies & Asthma’. Read more here.