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Acupuncture Effective for Sinus – Sinusitis

A new clinical study examined acupuncture for treatment of chronic sinusitis. A test group of 85 patients with sinusitis participated. Chronic rhinitis [sinusitis] is due to the Chinese medicine concept of wind-cold or wind-heat obstructing lung qi. Wind is similar to the concept of virus or bacteria in western medical terminology. Lung qi is a concept of lung function. In Chinese medicine, the lung system includes the nose. It is easily blocked by ‘wind’ or viral/bacterial invasion. Acupuncture releases pathogens trapped in the body by stimulating acupuncture points associated with the lung and nose.
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Acupuncture May Provide Relief of Allergy Symptoms

Western medicine journals don’t generally report on acupuncture research but the Journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology reported on research in 2008. Research on allergy sufferers who received  3-6 months of acupuncture treatment combined with routine care showed that acupuncture provided them with ‘clinically relevant and persistent benefits’. Read more

How to Treat Allergies with Traditional Chinese Medicine

This article at How Stuff Works.com shares how Chinese Medicine has been used to treat allergies for thousands of years.  Learn how Chinese Medicine understands your immunity and allergies.  Learn what treatment options Chinese Medicine offers to relieve your allergies, using Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. Read more

The Chinese Medicine Diet

“I eat a healthy diet”. As a Chinese medicine practitioner, I hear this statement often in response to questioning patients on their food choices. But what is a healthy diet? You might be surprised at the answer. For a Chinese medicine practitioner, a traditional ‘healthy’ diet is very different than the modern food choices recommended on television and in magazines. The Chinese Medicine diet is based on energetic principles to encourage balance, clean burning digestion, and a well functioning body, free of disease and full of energy. Read more

Acupuncture Pins Down Allergy Relief

Acupuncture relieves seasonal allergies and is a natural alternative to allergy shots and antihistamines.  In this article, you will discover how acupuncture relieved allergy symptoms in a research study.  Some basic Chinese medicine concepts are discussed in a ‘user friendly’ way.  You will also learn how allergies are diagnosed as a condition of dampness and can be considered cold or warm type based on your symptoms.  Knowing which type of allergy you have is important both for acupuncture treatment and for self care.

While not discussed in this article, some common food items that contribute to ‘dampness’ and ‘cold’ type allergies are sugar, cold and raw foods, cold beverages, white flour, and dairy.  ‘Heat’ inducing foods include oils, especially the kind used in deep frying.  Hot spicy foods and alcoholic beverages also create heat so would be important to avoid if you have a heat type allergy. Read more

Eliminate Your Allergies with Acupuncture and NAET

This article by Dr. Vladimir Bougaenko describes NAET treatment of Allergies and the traditional Acupuncture theory of allergies. Allergies can be eliminated with proper identification and treatment. Why suffer when you can get rid of allergies for good with NAET?
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Vitamin D Deficiency and Asthma

This article describes low levels of vitamin D as a contributing factor in asthma.  Many of us are vitamin D deficient.  Vitamin D deficiency can occur even in sunny areas of the world.  It is believed that this is due to people working indoors and not receiving enough sunlight.  NAET theory proposes that people with vitamin D allergies will not absorb enough vitamin D which results in deficiencies.  Regardless of the reason for the deficiency, low vitamin D levels have been linked to asthma and allergies. Fortunately, if you are experiencing low vitamin D levels due to an allergy, you can be tested and treated. Read more

Are Allergy Blood Tests Accurate?

This article on the overstated rise in peanut allergies describes allergy testing for ‘true allergens’. True allergens are diagnosed when antibodies called IgEs are detected in the blood of allergy sufferers when that blood is exposed to the allergic substance. NAET is often dismissed as non-scientific due to the reliance on muscle testing to detect hidden allergens. When NAET patients test their blood, a lack of antibodies in the blood to their suspected allergens is taken as an absence of the allergy. This article describes traditional biomedical allergy testing and its apparent unreliability in detecting food allergies. Please read this article for an eye opening discussion on traditional allergy testing. Read more

Living With Allergies: A Glossary

WEBMD provides this concise glossary of allergy, allergen, and allergy medication terms. Use this allergy glossary to understand some of the technical terms that you may read in your allergy research and treatment. Read more

NAET Successfully Treats Severe Eczema and Skin Allergies

This story recounts a successful journey from illness to health using Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET). These techniques are non-invasive, drug free, and natural solutions to eliminate allergies of all types and intensities. Muscle testing procedures are used first to diagnose the allergen(s). Then a systematic treatment procedure combining acupressure and acupuncture is given to reprogram the brain with a new message about the allergen. One allergy is treated at a time; a person with mild to moderate amount of allergies may require 15-20 treatments. Read more