Tag: acupuncture and allergies

Conditions & Treatment

Acupuncture, the Secret Weapon Against Allergies

My Story I had allergies my whole life and had to leave my Anesthesiology career because of them. During my Acupuncture training, I had two series of Acupuncture treatments for my allergies which included atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, and asthma. I was amazed when my allergies disappeared.*  Acupuncture has been so valuable to me and…

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Medical Research

Sphenopalatine Nucleus Acupuncture for Allergic Rhinitis

A yet to be published study on an unusual approach to acupuncture for allergic rhinitis. Efficacy of Acupuncture at the Sphenopalatine Ganglion in the Treatment of Persistent Allergic Rhinitis   Jiao-Ping Mi, MD,1,* Peng He, MD,1,* Fang Shen, BS,1 Xuan Yang, MD,2 Miao-Feng Zhao, BS,1 and Xin-Ye Chen, MD1     ABSTRACT   Objective: The…

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Impact of acupuncture for allergic rhinitis on the activity of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

I’m including this here even though it’s only an announcement of a study that will be undertaken, because this was the initial revelation I had so many years ago about the possible link between acupuncture and stress levels.  I was trying to make sense of how acupuncture helped allergy and panic attacks since the prevailing…

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Allergic Rhinitis: Acupuncture in addition to Immune therapy Improves Results

Allergies and allergic rhinitis is a large part of my practice.  It worked for me! Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Jan;98(1):e13945. Acupuncture as an add-on therapy to sublingual allergen-specific immunotherapy for patients with allergic rhinitis. Li JH1, Yang LH1, Chen Y2, Fan ZX1. Author information 1 Department of Otolaryngology. 2 Department of Intensive Care Unit, First Affiliated…

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Acupuncture for Dermatology Conditions

Acupuncture looks promising in itch modulation, in treating atopic dermatitis and herpes zoster pain, and in promoting wound healing. Medical AcupunctureVol. 29, No. 5 Acupuncture and Cutaneous Medicine: Is It Effective? Mary van den Berg-Wolf , and Thomas Burgoon Published Online:1 Oct 2017https://doi.org/10.1089/acu.2017.1227 Abstract Background: In China, acupuncture has been used as a form of…

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Case Studies

Stress Reduction Over Time: Hypertension Te.Ca. edition

Here is another data set looking at long term stress reduction/improvement in HRV over time. from a patient who has been treated for 2 years for hypertension and anxiety.  Her blood pressure is controlled without medication and the anxiety very rarely occurs.  I would love to be able to show this consistently.  But, of course,…

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Stress Reduction Over Time: Lu.Wi. Edition

This is another set of  data from a healthy patient in his mid thirties who has issues with allergies, anxiety, insomnia.  This is his data for the first year of treatment.  Again we see an increase over time.  

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Science behind Acupuncture and Allergy

I’m taking this off the page for allergy to place it here for readers who really are interested in the nitty gritty. There is much interplay in the human body between the peripheral nervous system and the central nervous system. Cytokines, including IL-1, IL-2, IL-6, and TNF-alpha,are important mediators of the immune response and play…

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Shape Magazine: Why You Should Try Acupuncture Even if You Don’t Need Pain Relief

Lovely article from Shape Magazine about acupuncture that actually gets to the nitty gritty of mechanisms. But I loved this part best “Acupuncture also has a dramatic effect on your nervous sys­tem, calming you down so your body can rejuvenate faster, Dr. Audette says. When a needle is inserted, it stimulates small nerves beneath the…

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Relationship between regional mast cell activity and peripheral nerve discharges during manual acupuncture stimulation of “Zusanli” (ST 36)

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2013 Apr;38(2):118-22. [Relationship between regional mast cell activity and peripheral nerve discharges during manual acupuncture stimulation of “Zusanli” (ST 36)]. [Article in Chinese] Sa ZY1, Huang M, Zhang D, Ding GH. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVE: To observe changes of discharges of the sciatic nerve branch and mast cell activities and collagen…

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