Like Sinusitis, Rhinitis is a chronic condition characterized by congestion, sneezing, stuffiness and runny nose. It can be allergy-related (allergic rhinitis) or have another cause (non-allergic rhinitis). In people with allergic rhinitis, symptoms are caused by the immune system's reaction to certain allergens in the air. Generally, these allergens are otherwise harmless and can include pollen, pet dander, dust, grass and others. Non-allergic rhinitis usually presents in adults, and can be the cause of exposure to a strong irritant—such as pollution or smoke—or certain medications.
Treatments for this condition are similar for sinusitis
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Rhinitis.
The Chinese Medicine treatment of rhinitis generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).
The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of rhinitis:
The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating rhinitis. For a complete list from our store with more details see our rhinitis formula section.
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Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)