Acupuncture Treatment Improves Allergies In Study.
Acupuncture Hits It On The Nose.
Brace yourself. This allergy season is going to be a doozy. Even if you haven't had seasonal allergies before, this spring might have you stocking up on extra soft tissues. The more severe winters and delayed blooming in spring is a recipe for pollen overload. So what can you do about it? Many opt for the standard drug store solutions and try to muscle past the uncomfortable symptoms which does not sound like fun. We encourage you to try a different approach this year. Acupuncture!
The American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy recently reviewed multiple research studies of groups receiving acupuncture versus control groups. The researchers determined that acupuncture treatment improves allergies. They stated treatments "produced significantly higher diminution of nasal symptoms" and continued "our meta-analysis showed that the acupuncture group has superior effect(s) in reduction of both rhinitis symptoms and the requirement for antiallergic medication compared with the control group.”
Study Shows Acupuncture Treatment Improves Allergies, Soothes Sinuses and Decreases Nasal Symptoms.
Acupuncture has the ability to modulate cytokines which are immune system cell secretions as well as the ability to induce anti-inflammatory actions. These two properties make acupuncture an effective tool in addressing allergies.
Allergic rhinitis is a nasal hypersensitivity reaction to common irritants such as dust, pet dander, and environmental factors - namely pollen. Symptoms are varied including rhinorrhea, better known as runny nose, sneezing, and pruritus - severe itching. These symptoms affect 1.4 billion people causing patients to use medications such as antihistamines, corticosteroids, and many other non-common and toxic drug therapies.
If you have seasonal allergies, it is important to begin treatment approximately one month prior to onset of symptoms. When patients begin treatment before symptoms start, it's possible for our program to allow 90-100% of symptoms to be prevented! Give us a month and your allergies could be completely eliminated. Already in the thick of it and the usual nasal sprays and over-the-counter pills not cutting it this year? That's ok! Acupuncture can still help decrease symptoms.
Garden Acupuncture Allergy Program
(Needles do not need to be used for children, but rather simply a small seed is placed on top of the skin with a piece of tape at the correct location.)
Individualized Attention For 1 Month8 Master Tung Acupuncture Treatments2 Bottles of Chinese Herbal FormulasGuaSha and Ear SeedsNutritional Support, Information & Education
This season, smell the roses without sneezing!
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You can read the abstract of the study here.
You can read the full article by The Healthcare Medicine Institute here.
Feng, Shaoyan, Miaomiao Han, Yunping Fan, Guangwei Yang, Zhenpeng Liao, Wei Liao, and Huabin Li. "Acupuncture for the treatment of allergic rhinitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis." American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy 29, no. 1 (2015): 57-62.
Hauswald, Bettina, Christina Dill, Jürgen Boxberger, Eberhard Kuhlisch, Thomas Zahnert, and Yury M. Yarin. "The effectiveness of acupuncture compared to loratadine in patients allergic to house dust mites."
An Hua, Qinhuangdao Port Hospital, Hebei, China. "Treatment of 85 Cases with Chronic Rhinitis by Acupuncture." J. Acupunct. Tuina. Sci. 2010, 8 (5): 318.
Evaluation of efficacy and safety of acupuncture in the treatment of persistent allergic rhinitis. An, X 2006, Evaluation of efficacy and safety of acupuncture in the treatment of persistent allergic rhinitis, Masters Thesis, School of Health Sciences, RMIT University.