Rhinitis is defined as the inflammation of the nose, caused by virus, bacteria, irritant and allergens. Rhinitis is categorised into 3 types. They are infectious, allergic and non-allergic rhinitis. The most common kind of rhinitis is allergic rhinitis, usually triggered by pollen, mold, animal dander, dust, balsam of Peru, and other inhaled allergens. Sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose, and congested nose are most common symptoms of rhinitis. It’s known to be less common, but also includes itchy throat, loss of smell, face pain, headache and itchy, watery and red eyes.
The management of rhinitis depends on the underlying cause. Intranasal corticosteroids and antihistamines are usually prescribed for allergic rhinitis to control symptoms. For non-allergic rhinitis, nasal antihistamines, nasal glucocorticoids, nasal ipratropium, and oral decongestant can help to suppress symptoms. Infectious rhinitis, also called viral rhinitis is one of the most common diseases in human caused by common cold, and is usually mild, improves without treatments.
In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine enforce to link and to integrate Qi throughout the body to treat rhinitis. Balancing your body and mind with traditional Chinese medicine will keep your health in track. The Initial consultation and treatment may take around 1hour 15 min and subsequent treatment may take around 45min. The number and frequency of treatments will be discussed with you and we will provide diet and lifestyle advice to increase in the effectiveness. Chinese Herbal treatment may/may not be required depends on your condition. You may experience the improvement of rhinitis in short term, however for chronic rhinitis, we may recommend to take the course of at least 3 month to 6 months treatment to treat its route.