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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."
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    Don't think so...but who knows...what works, works
    1206 days ago
    Good for you!!!
    1206 days ago
    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
    1207 days ago
    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.
    1207 days ago
    Thanks - it is a really interesting concept.
    1207 days ago
    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.
    1207 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/3/2013 7:54:57 AM
    I don't think I would like regular treatment with needles in my nose! emoticon

    Fortunately, my allergy medicines keep me symptom free!

    1207 days ago
    Ouch, not for me. Been there done that for the FMS pain and it didn't work.
    1207 days ago
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