Acupuncture for Nasal and Eye Allergies

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Having nasal and eye allergies ( allergic rhinitis) can be a bother and especially when it’s pollen season. If you need help, there is one treatment you should try that can be helpful in the pollen season or even year long. It’s acupuncture for nasal and eye allergies.

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I can breathe easier and I don’t have any crazy side effects to deal with. I am so happy I found Dr. Fu 🙂 I would definitely recommend any of my friends to him.” – K.G. (Los Angeles, CA)

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Allergy Information

 It was found that allergic rhinitis is a prevalent condition that affects more than 15 percent of the population [1], both adults and children.

What Are The Types Of Rhinitis?

The most known type of rhinitis (runny or stuffy nose) is allergic rhinitis which is caused by an allergic reaction to certain substances called allergens. Allergic rhinitis can also be broken down into these two types:

Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

Seasonal allergies rhinitis, commonly known as “hay fever”, is an allergic reaction that occurs more frequently depending on the season. This occurs primarily in the spring and the fall when there is more pollen in the air from trees, grass, flowers, etc.

Perennial Allergic Rhinitis

Perennial allergic rhinitis is a condition that occurs year long. It is caused by different allergens and the most common is dust mites. In some cases, it can be caused by indoor substances like mold, animal dander (cats and dogs), cat saliva, and cockroach debris.

How Can Acupuncture Help With Nasal And Eye Allergies?

In one randomized control trial done by the National Center for Biotechnology Information [2], they studied the effects on acupuncture and how it affects persistent allergic rhinitis (PRA). They randomly place patients into two groups: one with acupuncture and one with sham acupuncture. In four weeks they found that the total nasal symptom score (TNSS) [3] was significantly lower for the patients in the acupuncture group compared to the sham acupuncture group. They concluded that performing acupuncture is an effective method to treat persistent allergic rhinitis (PRA).

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How Acupuncture Works?

Acupuncture needles are completely different from injection needles used by Western Medicine. The injection needles used by Western Medicine are generally bigger and the injections are targeted on areas such as big blood vessels so they are painful.  Modern acupuncture needles are ultra-fine and quite flexible like hairs.  They are inserted on acu-points where they are at specific locations that are between muscles not big blood vessels, so they are not painful. When inserted, patient has just a little sensation of soreness or distension. Especially, Dr. Fu is a third-generation Chinese Medical practitioner and influenced by his family medical tradition, he treats his patients gently with special skill.

In need of acupuncture for nasal and eye allergies in Irvine or around the OC area? Then come to Irvine Meridian Acupuncture Health Center and meet Dr. Fu and Dr. Zhong. They provide the best acupuncture service in Irvine. Schedule your appointment or book a free consultation with us by calling:

 

Yelp review on nasal allergies

I was suffering from severe nasal and eye allergies. I was tired of going to my allergist and having him prescribe stronger and stronger medication with crazy side effects. Finally, I decided to try acupuncture and randomly came across Dr. Fu from a online search.

Dr.Fu is very professional and shows true concern for helping his patients relieve their conditions. He tries his best to understand his patients needs and is very gentle (especially when you express if you are afraid of needles).

Dr. Fu came from several family generations of acupuncturist and is very knowledgeable in treating different conditions. Dr. Fu and his team are genuinely the nicest medical staff I have ever came across. The office is in a nice, new and extremely clean place. He creates a relaxing atmosphere with the spa music and soft lighting.

I consistently went in twice a week for a few months and noticed a significant improvement with my allergies. The acupuncture treatments made a huge difference treating my allergy problems.

Additional Info

If you have the case of both types of allergic rhinitis, you may experience these following symptoms:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Stuffy nose
  • Itchy nose
  • Coughing
  • Sore or scratchy throat
  • Itchy eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Headaches
  • Eczema-type symptoms
  • Urticaria (Hives)
  • Excessive fatigue

Symptoms can be alleviated. However, if the symptoms are not properly treated, here are some things you may be experiencing:

  • Inability to sleep caused by the symptoms (may lead to sleeping disorders)
  • Development or worsening of asthma symptoms
  • Frequent ear infections
  • Sinusitis or frequent sinus infections
  • Frequent headaches
  • Difficult to concentration and focus
  • Limited activities
  • Decreased decision-making capacity
  • Impaired hand-eye coordination
  • Problems remembering things
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Increase chance in injury
  • Missing work or school

Allergic rhinitis can affect anyone, but there are people who are more likely to experience nasal and eye allergies. Here are some factors that can trigger or make symptoms of nasal and eye allergies worse:

  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Chemicals
  • Cold temperatures
  • Humidity
  • Wind
  • Air pollution
  • Hairspray
  • Perfumes
  • Colognes
  • Wood smoke
  • Fumes

Although your nasal and eye allergies may not completely go away, there are some ways aside from medication to help prevent or at least reduce the symptoms:

  • Stay indoors and close your windows as much as possible when pollen season comes
  • Wear glasses or sunglasses when outside to reduce the amount of pollen getting into your eyes
  • Don’t hang clothing outdoors to dry because pollen can stick on your clothes
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes because it will make your symptoms worse
  • Reduce exposure to dust mites by vacuuming, cleaning, and using dust-mite proof coverings
  • Wash your pets to reduce the chance of animal dander

[1]“Allergic and Non-Allergic Rhinitis Frequently Asked Questions.” What You Need to Know about Allergic and Non-Allergic Rhinitis.http://www.marshfieldclinic.org/specialties/allergies/allergies-allergic-and-non-allergic-rhinitis-frequently-asked-questions.

[2] Mi, Jiaoping et al. “Treatment of persistent allergic rhinitis via acupuncture at the sphenopalatine acupoint: a randomized controlled trial.” Trials vol. 19,1 28. 11 Jan. 2018, doi:10.1186/s13063-017-2339-z

[3] Ellis, Anne K et al. “The Allergic Rhinitis – Clinical Investigator Collaborative (AR-CIC): nasal allergen challenge protocol optimization for studying AR pathophysiology and evaluating novel therapies.” Allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology : official journal of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology vol. 11,1 16. 24 Apr. 2015, doi:10.1186/s13223-015-0082-0

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