"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 article..to 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."