Respiratory/Immune System

Doctors Confirm New Hay Fever Treatment

Doctors Confirm New Hay Fever Treatment

New research shows hay fever sufferers can find relief with acupuncture. In a study of four hundred and twenty two people with grass and pollen allergies. Those assigned to twelve acupuncture sessions found more relief than patients who didn’t receive acupuncture. The Evidence On average each participant in the acupuncture group had greater improvement. Those in the acupuncture group were able to use less antihistamine medication over an eight week period. “The study was well done and ‘positive” said Dr. Harold Nelson, an allergist from a Denver hospital specialising in respiratory diseases. Lastly, “There are more people who want to

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Chinese Medicine For Cold & Flu

Chinese Medicine For Cold & Flu

Last week I was walking my dog at my local park when I overheard a group of women talking about viral infections. The women were convinced that there was nothing they could do to help treat their cold/flu. You may have this belief too, however there are many ways you can support recovery from viruses. What Is a Cold/Flu? Almost half of all common colds are caused by one of the 100 plus serotypes of rhino-viruses common in autumn and spring. Viral infections can spread by contact with someone with the virus. It can also spread by airborne particles containing

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Managing Hay Fever With Chinese Medicine

Managing Hay Fever With Chinese Medicine

One morning when I was a young boy, I was woken by the sound of my father’s voice cursing over the sound of his lawn mower. I jumped out of bed to see what all the commotion was about and as I looked through my bedroom window, his eyes were half closed and he was agitated! My father is a hay fever sufferer along with over 4 million Australian’s and perhaps you are too! What is Hay Fever? Most people describe the irritating itchiness and sneezing as hay fever, however doctors call it allergic rhinitis. Hay-fever symptoms are caused from a

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