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Can acupuncture help reduce allergy symptoms?

By June 20, 2012 - 11:02am
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I have really severe allergy symptoms that are currently being treated by taking Singulair everyday, using a NeilMed system to flush out my sinuses twice a day, using Flonase twice a day and receiving two allergy injections every week. Someone suggested that I try acupuncture to reduce my symptoms. Is there any evidence that this would help? How often would I need to get treated?

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Thanks Daisy!

It's something that I'm interested in trying so I scheduled my first 30min session to see if I like it or now. I'm worried that it will be hard to tell if it is really helping reduce my symptoms unless I am off all of the medications that I currently am prescribed to treat my allergies. At the same time I am worried going off those medications and giving them time to work themselves out of my system because if the acupuncture does not help reduce my symptoms I will be miserable. Any suggestions on how to go about this?

June 20, 2012 - 12:03pm
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Hi  blove,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Some experts believe acupuncture can help relief the symptoms of allergies.  The emphasis is on strengthening the immune system. 

Here are some resources for you





June 20, 2012 - 11:38am
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