Acupuncture has been shown in controlled clinical studies to be effective in reducing allergic rhinitis with sustained results after the treatment course has ended.
TNSS stands for "total nasal symptom score". Notice how the improved symptoms continued for at least 12 weeks after the acupuncture treatment finished.
Source: Medical Journal of Australia
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Acupuncture for allergies works differently than the standard approach. The standard way of treating allergies is to take anti-histamines to reduce the symptoms, and to identify the allergen and reduce contact with it. While this may help reduce the symptoms, it does not solve the problem. The problem is that your immune system is not functioning properly.
The harmless particles of your environment are being falsely identified as invading pathogens worthy of an immune response. This immune response is the allergic reaction. Should you ignore the fact that your immune system is malfunctioning and take medications and hiding from the harmless particles because you “have allergies” or do you want to bring balance to your immune system?
Allergies are not necessarily something that you will have forever. They are symptoms of imbalance in your body. Acupuncture can help you regain that balance.