Acupuncture and Acupressure to treat hay fever
Practitioners use both acupuncture and acupressure to treat hayfever. Acupuncture originated in China more than 2,000 vor jahren. It is a system of complementary medicine in which fine needles are inserted in the skin at very specific points of the body (acupuncture points) along channels known as meridians. It is used in the treatment of various physical and mental conditions, including allergies such as hayfever.
Acupressure is a non-invasive form of acupuncture, achieved by applying physical pressure of hands, elbows, feet or devices to the same acupuncture points. It too is used in a wide variety of conditions including hayfever.
Beide Formen der Behandlung basiert auf der Überzeugung, dass die Energie des Körpers oder Lebenskraft, known as Qi (pronounced chee) und fließt entlang der Meridiane, wenn sie nicht frei fließen, Krankheit - zum Beispiel Heuschnupfen – occurs. Stimulating the key pressure points by applying acupuncture or acupressure is believed to adjust and alter Qi, damit die Wiederherstellung der natürlichen Balance des Körpers.
Acupressure bands are a relatively recent arrival on the market and are specifically designed for allergy. The Qu-Chi Acupressure Band, invented by an acupuncturist, holds a specially shaped button on the elbow, at the acupressure point used to help reduce allergy symptoms. Since the point they apply pressure to is called Qu-Chi, the band takes its name from that point. Their particular benefit is that they allow patients to use acupressure themselves, without having to find a practitioner, so ist es eine einfache und relativ kostengünstige Möglichkeit, es auszuprobieren. Sie eignen sich für die Verwendung durch Kinder und Erwachsene - mit Ausnahme Schwangeren. More information, including testimonials from customers, may be found on this website.
Possible side-effects from acupuncture Any side effects are extremely rare and, typically, short-lived. Those that have been reported include local pain, bleeding and/or bacterial infection where needles puncture the skin; infections in other parts of the body; drowsiness; and worsening of pre-existing symptoms. Serious side effects have included accidental puncture of the lung; and viral hepatitis, a potentially serious infection of the liver, but as stated above, these are extremely rare. Generally, side effects seem to relate to poor hygiene and training of the acupuncturist.
Does it work? Very little scientific evidence exists to show that acupuncture works for hay fever, or for many of the other conditions that acupuncturists treat. There is none at all for the existence of meridians or Qi. Jedoch, there is a great deal of anecdotal evidence for its benefits across a range of conditions. For example, es wird gesagt, um das Immunsystem zu stärken und dazu beitragen, die körpereigene Immunantwort regulieren; das sein kann, was ist im Spiel, wenn es verwendet wird zur Behandlung von Heuschnupfen. Einige Leute haben behauptet, es erhöht Patienten Energieniveaus, which could be a bonus if you find that taking drugs for your allergy leave you feeling lethargic or sleepy. And according to some practitioners, verstopfte Nase, discharge, and itching can be relieved during the first acupuncture treatment, and lasting relief from allergy symptoms can be achieved in up to six treatments.
NatĂĽrlich, nur weil es keine formale, wissenschaftliche Beweise dafür, dass Akupressur kann Heuschnupfen behandeln, bedeutet nicht, es nicht funktioniert. It may well be worth trying, insbesondere, wenn Sie für eine drogenfreie Behandlung suchen oder haben Sie mehrere andere Therapien und fand nichts versucht, das funktioniert. But do be aware of the potential advantages and disadvantages – and the cost. Although National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the NHS rationing body, allows acupuncture treatment on the NHS, it only does so for persistent lower back pain, so if you want to use acupuncture or acupressure to treat your hay fever or other allergy, you will have to pay for it yourself.
Other than the small chance of side-effects, then, the only disadvantage of using acupuncture and acupressure to treat hay fever, it seems, is that they might not work. They should be safe if performed by a registered and fully trained practitioner. Die NHS Website advises anyone choosing to have acupuncture or acupressure to make sure that their practitioner is fully qualified and practises the treatment under safe and hygienic conditions.
The British Council of Acupuncture is the regulatory body for acupuncturists in the UK. You can find a local, registered practitioner through their website
The British Medical Acupuncture Society is a registered charity established to encourage the use and scientific understanding of acupuncture within medicine for the public benefit. Their website can be found by clicking hierher