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March 26th, 2015 at 9:22 pm

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Achoo, Snowdrops and Daffodils, Hayfever and Allergic Rhinitis on its way?

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    Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine support healing naturally, by rebalancing your body, mind and spirit.

E Moon, Gloucester.
‘After suffering from terrible hay-fever I’ve at last found relief through acupuncture. Its also helped me sleep so much better and I feel its improved my overall general health. I look forward to each session’.

Have you read the recently posted article by ‘The Daily Mail’ regarding the relief Hayfever and Allergic Rhinitis sufferers experience? Yes its that time of year again, and generally speaking it is more effective to have treatment sooner rather than later.

Written by Katheryne

March 26th, 2015 at 9:08 pm

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Can needles help hayfever?
Last updated at 14:55 31 August 2004

Acupuncture is being hailed as a treatment for the thousands of people who suffer the misery of hayfever every year.
New research, published in the journal Allergy, shows the ancient Chinese medicine can dramatically reduce symptoms such as a runny nose and itchy eyes. Researchers found that when they used acupuncture needles with a Chinese herbal medicine, the number of patients feeling better was double that in a group not given the treatment.
The UK has around 13 million hayfever sufferers. They endure an annual misery ranging from mild symptoms, such as a runny nose, to more severe complications, such as asthma attacks.
One in four sufferers is thought to be sensitive to birch pollen, which contaminates the air in early spring. The birch pollen season usually lasts about a month, giving way to grass pollen allergies from May and June onwards.
Most people with hayfever rely on over-the-counter medicines, such as eye drops and antihistamines, to relieve symptoms. But the discomfort can affect their work, social life and even relationships.
For years, researchers have debated whether alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, have any role in the treatment of allergies. Practised in China for over 3,000 years, acupuncture is believed to work on a range of illnesses by balancing the body’s energy to treat and prevent disease.
Tiny sterile needles are gently inserted into selected points, known as acupoints, on the skin. This is said to balance the flow of vital energy – known as Qi (pronounced “chee”).
The body has more than 300 acupoints and acupuncturists use them according to what the problem is.
To see if hayfever sufferers would benefit, researchers at the University of Erlangen in Nuremberg, Germany, and the Charite University Medical Centre in Berlin, recruited 52 hayfever sufferers aged between 20 and 58.
Half received a sixweek treatment regime that combined weekly acupuncture with herbal medicine every day, while the other half had needles inserted into non-acupoints and were given a non-active herbal formula.
The results showed that 85% of those on acupuncture and herbal medicine reported an improvement in well-being, compared to just 40% in the other group.
A spokeswoman for the British Acupuncture Council said the study proved what practitioners already knew. “Every summer, each practitioner in the UK will treat at least two or three hayfever sufferers,” she said. “The symptoms can be helped quite substantially.”
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Written by Katheryne

March 26th, 2015 at 7:21 pm

CUPPING; a safe and effective treatment strategy,

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Cupping skin reaction chartCUPPING

Thanks Katheryne for the most amazing treatment – I must say I was a little sceptical as I had never heard of fire cupping before but I’m amazed how much improvement there has been in my knee! I have even slept better which is a bonus.

Avril Couchman Planterama Design Ltd

Cupping is the use of small round glass jars under suction. The air is removed from the cup by vacumn or heat, and then placed over an area to be treated.

By stimulating localised areas under the cups, or using different tecniques whole areas such as shoulders, back and legs can be treated. Suction locally pulls toxins from deep within the tissues to the surface and due to warmth and increased circulation, muscular tension and spasm are released. The circulation is stimulated so releasing toxic buildup.
The coloration from cupping dissipates from a few hours up to a week or so. Depending on the amount of stagnation this coloration varies from a light pink to dark purple, but it is usually a shade of red. Often tiny raised bumps will appear. Sometimes a clear fluid will be drawn to the surface. The more discoloration that surfaces – the greater level of stagnation and toxicity that is present, having very tight painful muscles for a long time, for example.

Who benefits from cupping?

Generally treatment by cupping is preferred when direct massage would be too painful, and spasm is present. Those involved in sports or fitness programmes with overtight muscles, in areas such as legs, and arms, and individuals who have aches and pains that are better for getting going feel great benefit from cupping.



Written by Katheryne

March 26th, 2015 at 6:35 pm