Agree w Dr. Kimm. Chinese Food often contains Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) which is classified by the FDA as a flavor enhancer that is “generally recognized as safe”. Per Mayo Clinic- research hasn't shown a definite link btwn MSG & “MSG Symptom Complex” which may include: headache, flushing, sweating, facial pressure, numbness, tingling or burning in the face, neck,etc, palpitations, chest pain, nausea or weakness.>
Additive sensitivity. Chinese restaurant syndrome is a constellation of symptoms that occur after eating certain kinds of foods. Symptoms include chest pain, flushing, headache, perioral numbness, facial swelling, & sweating. It is likely due to sensitivity to food additives. Msg has been implicated, but the link never proven. This has also been called hot dog headache, glutamate-induced asthma & msg syndrome.