According to Chinese medical theory, the symptoms and signs that indicate?a Western diagnosis of allergies relate to imbalances in the meridian and Organ Systems of the body. These imbalances may stem from a variety of causes, including stress, poor dietm constitutional weakness, pollutants and environmental toxins.
Over time, if imbalances remain within the body, they will affect the functions of the organ systems. Some of these organ systems are involved in the production or Wei Qi. According to the theories of acupuncture and Chinese medicines, it is improtant to have the correct quality and quantitiy of Wei Qi circulation around the body in order to stay healthy.
What is Wei Qi?
The Chinese concept of Wei Qi is similiar to the Western concept of the immune system. Wei Qi functions to protect and defend the body against foreign substances, that if not caught can lead to allergies. When Wei Qi is strong and abundant, w e remain healthy. When the supply of Wei Qi becomes inadequate, halth is compromise and we become vulnerable to foreign invaders such as dust, mold, animal dander, bacteria, viruses and pollen.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine support and streghthen the systems of the body that are involved in the production of Wei
Qi . By buiding up the supply of Wei Qi, and facilitation the smooth and free flow of it through the body, symptoms and signs related to allergies could be greately reduced or eliminated.