Acupuncture for

Hay Fever Allergic Rhinitis Natural Remedies Gold Coast

Acupuncture is one of the best drug-free treatments for hay fever

Acupuncture is one of the best allergic rhinitis hay fever natural remedies available. In fact high level research shows it offers long lasting, cost effective results. Remarkably, the results continue to improve well after treatment (3,5,6,7). Most importantly acupuncture treatment can start before or during peak hay fever season.

For the most part allergic rhinitis hay fever season in Australia is from August to December. At this time of year of course, tens of thousands of Australians begin to suffer. In contrast, some people experience symptoms all year round. Hence why the types of hay fever are referred to as seasonal and perennial.

What are the symptoms of allergic rhinitis hay fever allergies?

  • watering, red, itchy eyes</p
  • sneezing and coughing
  • runny or blocked nose
  • headache or sinus pain and pressure around the eyes or temples
  • feeling like you have a cold that wont go away
  • post nasal drip (gunk running down the back of your throat)

Do you still suffer from hay fever each season, or perhaps year-round? If that’s the case, even with medication, it goes without saying that you need to consider a course of acupuncture for lasting relief.

Allergic Rhinitis Hay Fever Treatment Goals

Many people wonder how to cure hay fever permanently? Of course we’d all love to be able to eliminate this condition all together. In reality however, the fact is, that this rarely happens.

Instead, the goal of treatment is to reduce severe hay fever symptoms like those above. Overall focusing on improving your quality of life. We want you to function better day-to-day with less disruption to work, leisure and family life. In many instances, also allowing you to significantly reduce your reliance on medication.

The highest level scientific research supports acupuncture treatment. Without a doubt, it is a leading hay fever natural remedy. This is not some youtube advertisement making false claims so you click on it. From the research, we know that acupuncture can improve hay fever symptoms. Plus those improvements can continue for up to 6 months, well after the course of treatment. That’s right, symptoms continued to improve for months after treatment. Additionally, improvements can then be maintained with occasional maintenance treatments (6,7).

Scientific Research Shows Acupuncture Is A Leading Allergic Rhintis Hay Fever Natural Remedy

The research section below clearly shows acupuncture’s power and effectiveness. As a result, it is at the top of the list for hay fever natural remedies.

There are many reasons to get acupuncture for hay fever. Maybe medication hasn’t been working for you. Or maybe it does sometimes, but more often than not you have many days of struggle. You might simply prefer a drug-free approach to health, one that prompts your body to heal. Whichever it is for you, it makes sense to call Allied Acupuncture Gold Coast and make a booking today.

Want to read more research and learn how acupuncture works? Visit Evidence Based Acupuncture by clicking here.

 

Research Evidence

[Evidence: Positive Effect; Cost Effective]

According to available systematic reviews:

– There is high quality evidence of the benefit and success of acupuncture treatment of allergic rhinitis hay fever (3,5) plus it appears safe and cost-effective.

– “Acupuncture could be a safe and valid treatment option for allergic rhinitis.” (5) In the modest world of research recommendations this is a statement of glowing praise.

Acupuncture treatment is also covered by private health funds, depending on your extras package.

Additionally acupuncture is recommended by large healthcare associations. This includes huge bodies that manage health care for war veterans in Australia and the USA.

Acupuncture is rated ‘effective’ in the Australian DVA review (2010) for allergic rhinitis hay fever. This is it’s highest rating. And ‘unclear’ in the USVA Evidence map of acupuncture (2014) (1, 2). Meaning it can be used if patients prefer this option.

Lastly, clinical practice guidelines advise doctors to recommend acupuncture. ‘Clinicians may offer acupuncture, or refer to a clinician who can offer acupuncture, for patients with AR who are interested in nonpharmacological therapy.’

These guidelines were published by the Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery Foundation in 2015(4). Of course this is a huge acknowledgment for acupuncture. Yet one that is often overlooked in favour of a prescription medication (3,5,6,7).

 

Allied Acupuncture Gold Coast

7a/2 Executive Drive, Burleigh Waters, QLD 4220 Ph: 0755221691

Located near Treetops Shopping Plaza, only 5 minutes from the M1, just off Bermuda Street.

‘Acupuncture near me’ for anybody living in Varsity Lakes, Reedy Creek, Bonogin or Burleigh Waters.

Commute through Burleigh Waters? Get a treatment on the way through while the traffic dies down, how convenient.

More About Hay Fever

  • 1. Biotext. Alternative therapies and Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold and White Card arrangements. In: Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs; 2010.

    2. Hempel S, et al. VA Evidence-based Synthesis Program Reports. Evidence Map of Acupuncture. Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs; 2014.

    3. Taw MB, Reddy WD, Omole FS, Seidman MD. Acupuncture and allergic rhinitis. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jun;23(3):216-20.

    4. Seidman MD, et al. Clinical practice guideline: Allergic rhinitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Feb;152(1 Suppl):S1-43.

    5. Feng S, et al. Acupuncture for the treatment of allergic rhinitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2015 Jan-Feb;29(1):57-62.

    6. McDonald, J.L., et al. (2016) Effect of acupuncture on house dust mite specific IgE, substance P, and symptoms in persistent allergic rhinitis, Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (116),6: 497–505.

    7. McDonald, J.L., Cripps, A.W., Smith, P.K. (2015) Mediators, Receptors and Signalling Pathways in the Anti-Inflammatory and Antihyperalgesic Effects of Acupuncture. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Vol 2015, Article ID 975632.

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