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 avoid drugs” he said. This could be because many patients find antihistamines don’t work for them or they have unwanted side effects like weight gain.

How Can Acupuncture Manage Hay Fever?

Firstly, the research states acupuncture triggers the release of pain and inflammatory fighting chemicals.

Dr. Remy Coeytaux, professor of family medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, agreed “acupuncture is worth a shot, absolutely try it if you’re interested”.

Finally, the opinion in the Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery is there are high-quality trials demonstrating the effect of acupuncture. Acupuncture is effective for both hay-fever and perennial allergic rhinitis.

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David L. Edwards is an author, herbalist and licensed acupuncturist. He is the author of The Body Fat Formula and The Pocketbook guide to Chinese medicine and painless cures (available on amazon). David is the creator of Barefoot Health and Wellness health programs.

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