Acupuncture May Help Ease Hay Fever

Study found patients who had treatment for 8 weeks fared better with symptoms
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Authors: Yang S, Wu J, Zhang Q, Li X, Liu D, Zeng B, Gao H, Yan X, Zhong Z Abstract Allergic rhinitis (AR), an IgE-mediated response, is characterized by a Th2-type immunological pattern together with mast cells activation. Acupuncture, with the use of implanted catgut, is a traditional therapy that has been widely applied for the treatment of AR. However, the exact mechanism of the immunomodulatory effects of catgut implantation at acupoint (CIAA) remains unclear, in part due to the lack of a suitable laboratory animal model. We developed and optimized a rat model of ovalbumin- (OVA-) induced allergic inflammation...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
ConclusionAn analysis of the National Health Insurance database of South Korea and Taiwan revealed different utilization patterns of traditional medicine in adult patients with allergic rhinitis between the two countries. We believe these phenomena are due to the difference in the national healthcare systems in both countries.
Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Yao MA, He BU, Xiuye LI, Hongyan LÜ, Xue ZHANGAbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture–moxibustion therapy of "banking up original qi and consolidating the foundation" for prevention and treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis.MethodsSixty included patients were divided into two groups according to the random number table method with 30 patients in each group. In acupuncture group, warming-needle moxibustion was carried out at Zúsānlĭ (足三里ST 36), and cone m...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion(1) Significant short-term and long-term curative effects have been obtained during the treatment of “itching symptom” of allergic rhinitis from the perspective of “wind”, (2) the mechanism of action may be related with the decrease of serum IgE level, (3) it is indicated that there are correlations between allergic rhinitis and atopic diseases such as atopic dermatitis and allergic conjunctivitis, etc.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2017Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 4Author(s): Jun-hui WU, Yan FUAbstractA case of allergic rhinitis treated with warming-needle moxibustion was introduced. A 57-year old patient with allergic rhinitis for more than 10 years was treated. Yíngxiāng ( LI 20), Shàngyíngxiāng ( EX-HN8), Shàngxīng ( GV 23), Yìntáng ( EX-HN3), Cuánzhú ( BL 2), Fēngchí ( GB 20), Tiāntū ( CV 22), Wàiguān ( TE 5), Hégŭ ( LI 4), Zúsānlľ ( ST 36), Shènshū ( BL 23) and Tàixī ( KI...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionAn analysis of the National Health Insurance database of South Korea and Taiwan revealed different utilization patterns of traditional medicine in adult patients with allergic rhinitis between the two countries. We believe these phenomena are due to the difference in the national healthcare systems in both countries.
Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Yao MA, He BU, Xiuye LI, Hongyan LÜ, Xue ZHANGAbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture–moxibustion therapy of "banking up original qi and consolidating the foundation" for prevention and treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis.MethodsSixty included patients were divided into two groups according to the random number table method with 30 patients in each group. In acupuncture group, warming-needle moxibustion was carried out at Zúsānlĭ (足三里ST 36), and cone m...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion(1) Significant short-term and long-term curative effects have been obtained during the treatment of “itching symptom” of allergic rhinitis from the perspective of “wind”, (2) the mechanism of action may be related with the decrease of serum IgE level, (3) it is indicated that there are correlations between allergic rhinitis and atopic diseases such as atopic dermatitis and allergic conjunctivitis, etc.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2017Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 4Author(s): Jun-hui WU, Yan FUAbstractA case of allergic rhinitis treated with warming-needle moxibustion was introduced. A 57-year old patient with allergic rhinitis for more than 10 years was treated. Yíngxiāng ( LI 20), Shàngyíngxiāng ( EX-HN8), Shàngxīng ( GV 23), Yìntáng ( EX-HN3), Cuánzhú ( BL 2), Fēngchí ( GB 20), Tiāntū ( CV 22), Wàiguān ( TE 5), Hégŭ ( LI 4), Zúsānlľ ( ST 36), Shènshū ( BL 23) and Tàixī ( KI...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion An analysis of the National Health Insurance database of South Korea and Taiwan revealed different utilization patterns of traditional medicine in adult patients with allergic rhinitis between the two countries. We believe these phenomena are due to the difference in the national healthcare systems in both countries.
Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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