Acupuncture Treatment in Allergies

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Kozovska, Kristina (2019) Acupuncture Treatment in Allergies. International Journal of Medical Science and Health Research, 3 (6). pp. 49-52. ISSN 2581-3366

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Abstract

An allergy is a condition caused when the immune system responses to a foreign substances or allergens that are not typically harmful for the human body. Allergens may be certain foods, trees, herbs, pollen or pets. The immune system function is to keep the organism healthy by fighting and attacking harmful pathogens and anything that could put the body in danger. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the allergy is a chronic problem of the digestive system with a deficiency in the Yin energy, thus all patients with allergy have constipation. In the research are included 60 patients, 26 male and 24 female, on age from 6 to 78 years old. All patients were treated with acupuncture for different kinds of allergies mostly presented with skin and nasal symptoms. Treatments were done in a clinic for TCM and acupuncture in Skopje, Macedonia, with duration of 30-45 minutes. Acupoints used in the treatment are: DU20 (BaiHui), EX-HN1 (SiShenCong), CV22 (TianTu), LI20 (Ying Xiang), BL1 (JingMing), RN4 (GuanYuan), ST25 (TianShu), LI4 (HeGu), ST36 (ZuSanLi), SP6 (SanYinJiao), LV3 (Tai Chong), BL18 (Ganshu) and BL20 (PiShu). Most common age group is from 20 to 30. Most of the patients have done 4 to 6 treatments. 13 patients have dropped out of the treatment after the first treatment. The treatment in the other 47 patients was with positive effect. All other patients had improvement in the condition, reduced symptoms, decreased skin inflammation, improved breathing, decreased itchiness of the eyes, nose and skin and other symptoms.

Item Type: Article
Impact Factor Value: 5.052
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2019 11:01
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2019 11:01
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/23073

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