In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the role of diet and lifestyle is often key to unlocking the reasons behind these conditions. While acupuncture often gives quick and effective relief, the long term answer to dealing with the underlying causes can usually be found by looking at what exactly is going on in the individual’s body according to TCM. Often excessive ‘dampness’ or ‘heat’ may be the culprit and acupuncture along with lifestyle & dietary advice will alleviate the problem.
Hay fever sufferers who underwent 12 acupuncture sessions experienced fewer symptoms and required less antihistamine medication compared to a control group, researchers from Charite-University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany, reported in Annals of Internal Medicine.
A clinical study by Qinhuangdao Port Hospital, Hebei, China examined acupuncture for treatment of chronic rhinitis. Rhinitis is nasal congestion usually accompanied with post-nasal drip. There is irritation and inflammation of nasal tissue. If untreated, chronic rhinitis can last many years. The study examined a test group of 85 patients and had an effective rate of 96.5% with 61 persons obtaining total recovery when followed up 2 years later.
Hannah O'Connell Acupuncture, Orchard Wellness Centre, 1 St Anthony's Terrace, Harmony Row, Ennis, Co.Clare Tel: 0867777897