Category Archives: Allergies

Relief from sinus infections?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I suffer from sinus infections that are especially bad in the spring. What can I do to relieve the pressure in my head and sinuses? Right now I just take a lot of medication to mask the symptoms. Isn’t there another way? A: Recurrent sinus infection or sinusitis is commonly due…

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Sneezing caused by environment?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I always sneeze strongly many times in the morning when I change locations with frequency. What is this and how can I take care of it? A: Sneezing is a localized reaction of the sinuses to irritants. You may be more sensitive to these irritants. I would suggest you conduct an…

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Alleviating allergies?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have terrible allergies. I cough a lot and fear I am developing the beginnings of emphysema. What can you recommend to alleviate the symptoms? A: For allergies, it is important first to harmonize your immune system and eliminate the allergens. Emphysema is a more deep-seated and chronic condition, that is…

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Acupuncture help seasonal allergies?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Does acupuncture help seasonal allergies? A: Yes, acupuncture and Chinese medicine have effectiveness in treating seasonal allergies. You may want to follow up with immune system strengthening tips to prevent reoccurring infections. Here are some tips for clearing up allergies: 1. Irrigate your nose with saline (warm salt water) twice daily….

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Acupuncture for allergies?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I am in my late twenties and just started to develop allergies. I am not quite sure what could be causing them. Is acupuncture a good way to go? A: Allergies are often a sign of some kind of immunity weakness. In young people, barring any known medical conditions, this is…

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