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Allergy Relief with Acupuncture and Herbs
Finally get relief for your seasonal allergies through treatment at Singing Bird Acupuncture. You need not suffer every spring and fall from stuffy nose, sneezing, inflamed eyes, headaches and fatigue. Studies have shown that acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbs reduce suffering in adults and children with allergic rhinitis (AR) or seasonal allergies.[1,2]
Allergies are formed when one's immune system is lowered due to stress and becomes overly reactive to common or pervasive substances in one's surroundings, such as; outdoor air, indoor air, food or drink. When a person forms allergies they often assume that they are "stuck" with the problem - permanently. Over-the-counter and prescription drugs are widely available to address the symptoms of allergies, however, managing symptoms through drugs does nothing to improve or support the functioning of one's immune system. Often allergy sufferers will spend hundreds of dollars per year on medications and have frequent lost days at work.
We take care of you and your allergies by:
If you are committed to feeling better and overcoming your allergies, call Singing Bird Acupuncture today at 971-344-3393 to schedule your first appointment or email Andrea to arrange a free telephone consultation.
Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. September, 2004 — In this random blind study, 52 patients with allergic rhinitis were divided two groups. One group received active acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbs along with conventional treatment and the control group received sham acupuncture and sham (placebo) herbs along with conventional treatment. All patients received either active acupuncture or sham acupuncture once per week and ingested either their Chinese herbal formulas or sham herbal formulas three times per day for a total of 6 weeks. The group that received active acupuncture and ingested actual Chinese herbal formulas reported an 85% reduction in symptoms as opposed to the control group that reported a 40% reduction in symptoms.
Pediatrics. 2004 Nov;114(5):1242-7. — This study concluded that active acupuncture was more effective than sham acupuncture in decreasing the symptom scores for persistent allergic rhinitis and increasing the symptom-free days in children. In this randomized double-blind study, 72 children were divided into two groups. One group received active acupuncture twice per week for 8 weeks and the control group received sham acupuncture twice per week for 8 weeks. There were significantly lower daily rhinitis scores and more symptom-free days for the group receiving active acupuncture, during both the treatment and follow-up periods. The visual analog scale scores for immediate improvement after acupuncture were also significantly better for the active acupuncture group.