Such symptoms can make you feel weak and anxious because when you cannot get enough oxygen due to nasal congestion, your nervous system will be hypersensitive. At this point in time, you should seek acupuncture treatment to prevent seasonal allergens from triggering the symptoms of hay fever.
How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture helps to maintain vital energy flow through the meridians of your body. These meridians are channels that serve all organs, muscles, nerves, and surfaces of the body. Energy flows through these meridians into the body and balances your immune and nervous systems. However, allergies block meridians and obstruct the flow of energy, causing inflammation and infection. Acupuncture helps restore the smooth flow of energy by placing thin needles on the meridian spots. These needles can reduce the histamine release from the mast cells by balancing your immune and nervous systems. Acupuncture can also improve your digestion to reduce histamine release because undigested food tends to trigger immune reactions.
This Chinese procedure is performed by a trained acupuncturist who gently places hair-thin needles under the skin on different parts of your body. The duration of the treatment varies from person to person, depending on the conditions being treated. Moreover, it also depends on how your body responds to the treatment. If a person has a stronger digestive system and less stress, he/she will need 6 to 10 treatments to get rid of their allergies. Otherwise, more sessions will be required.
The newest research on acupuncture and
chronic prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome was just published in 2018
in the Journal of Urology by Qin et al. This research was a 32-week randomized
controlled trial, which included 8 weeks of treatment and then 24 weeks of
follow-up. Sixty-eight patients ranging from 18 to 50 years old were randomly
assigned to acupuncture or non-invasive sham acupuncture. The National
Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI) total score
differed significantly between the two groups at 8, 20, and 32 weeks after
treatment. There were no significant differences between groups in NIH-CPSI
pain and quality of life subscale scores and International Prostate Symptom
Score (IPSS) at Week 4 (p > 0.05 for all). For all other secondary outcomes,
the acupuncture group was statistically better than the sham acupuncture group.
The researchers concluded that acupuncture showed clinical and long-lasting
benefits compared with sham acupuncture for chronic prostatitis and chronic
pelvic pain syndrome, but sufficient dosage was needed to achieve the best
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine which originated in China has documented treatment records dating back to more than 3000 years. The primary theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that good health is the result of the harmonious balance of the complementary extremes known as “yin” and “yang” of the life force known as “Qi” pronounced as “chi”. Qi is said to flow through meridians in the human body. These energy flows and meridians are accessible through 350 acupuncture points in the body. It is believed that a disruption to this flow is responsible for diseases. Acupuncture based treatment involves inserting needles into a person’s skin at specific points on the body to various depths. It is the key concept of Traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is not based on scientific facts. It is a pseudo-science.
A sound mind resides in a sound body. For the body to be fit, it is essential for a person to get proper rest, exercise regularly, maintain a well-balanced and nutritious diet, get six to eight hours of sleep and keep away from habits like smoking, drinking and eating fast foods. When a person experiences numbness or weakness in his or her hands, legs or other parts of the body or demonstrates impaired reflexes, this may be a sign of peripheral neuropathy.
Peripheral neuropathy can affect any or all of the nerve groups, including sensory nerves, motor nerves and autonomic nerves. People with peripheral neuropathy may show the following signs:
- Numbness and tingling sensations in the hands or feet,
- Acute stabbing pain
- Drop in the blood pressure
- Heaviness in arms and legs
- Weakness of the hands and legs