ACUPUNCTURE FOR ALLERGIES AND HAY FEVER

CNN: "ACUPUNCTURE MAY BE ANTIDOTE FOR ALLERGIES"

Acupuncture already helps to relieve pain in some patients, and the latest study hints that it might relieve sneezing and itchy eyes as well.  Most patients plagued with sniffles brought on by seasonal allergies turn to antihistamines for relief, but when they don't get relief, some opt for alternative treatments like acupuncture, in which tiny needles inserted just under the skin at specific points in the body are used to reduce certain symptoms. (Read more.)

REUTERS: "COULD ACUPUNCTURE HELP RELIEVE SEASONAL ALLERGIES?"

Acupuncture may help improve seasonal allergy symptoms in some people with runny noses and watery eyes, according to a new study - but the effect seems to be small. Researchers found 71 percent of people reported an improvement in their allergies after eight weeks of acupuncture. But so did 56 percent of allergy sufferers who were treated with sham acupuncture instead as a comparison. (Read more.)

MEDICAL NEWS TODAY: "ACUPUNCTURE RELIEVES HAY FEVER SYMPTOMS"

Hay fever sufferers who underwent 12 acupuncture sessions experienced fewer symptoms and required less antihistamine medication compared to a control group, researchers from Charite-University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany, reported in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Read more.)

WEB MD: "ACUPUNCTURE MAY HELP EASE HAY FEVER"

Hay fever sufferers may find some relief with acupuncture, a new study suggests, though the therapy's appeal in the "real world" is yet to be seen. The study, of 422 people with grass and pollen allergies, found that those randomly assigned to a dozen acupuncture sessions fared better than patients who did not receive the procedure. (Read more.)

 

DR. ED LAMADRID DEMONSTRATES ACUPUNCTURE AND CUPPING FOR ATHLETES

Dr. Ed Lamadrid, DAOM, L.Ac discusses the treatment of sports injuries with Cheryl Wills of NY1. Also featuring Shivani Raab, massage therapist and yoga instructor.