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"Needles for your Nose"

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Good Housekeeping April 2008 page 40. I have been going to a LMT who practices Chinese medicine using essential oils and needle-less acupuncture. It works. Then I found this which I can now really relate. See what you think:

"Needles For Your Nose"

"Pollen, pet dander, dust, and other airborne particles are a pain in the nose for people with chronic hay fever. Most suffers rely on medication to ease their clogged, itchy noses, but a nondrug treatment shows new promise. In an Australian study, patients who received acupuncture twice a week for eight weeks reported that their symptoms improved by more than one-third and they used significantly less medication than snifflers who underwent fake treatment (needles inserted shallowly and a bit off the correct sites). What's more, the real-acupuncture group continued to get better over the 12 follow-up weeks. For those in the sham group, symptoms improved by only 11 percent, and by the end, that number dropped to 5.8 percent."

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TATTER3 7/3/2013 11:10PM

    Don't think so...but who knows...what works, works

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FEMISLIM 7/3/2013 6:46PM

    Good for you!!!

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CELEST 7/3/2013 11:21AM

    I'm for the natural approach myself, and there's always acupressure for those who don't like the puncture part. I do acupressure treatments on my family regularly for various things, works like magic with no after affects of chemical meds. emoticon

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    During my last sinus bout I used the same essential healing oil I use on the wrist that suffered a severe break several years ago. It helped, or seemed to. Don't know about the needle thing, I'm not a fan. I love these magazine archives, keep posting.

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NANCYPAT1 7/2/2013 11:30PM

    Thanks - it is a really interesting concept.

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BOOKWERME 7/2/2013 9:52PM

    The Chinese medicine and essential oils work well...with no puncture of the skin. I have been so impressed. The same principles as with actual acupuncture should apply. I agree, needles in the nose don't sound friendly...though I have heard that the acupuncture does not hurt.

Comment edited on: 7/3/2013 7:54:57 AM

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SUNNYWBL 7/2/2013 9:26PM

    I don't think I would like regular treatment with needles in my nose! emoticon

Fortunately, my allergy medicines keep me symptom free!


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    Ouch, not for me. Been there done that for the FMS pain and it didn't work.

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