Is acupuncture temporary or permanent solution? (for: atopic dermatitis, stress, allergies, nasal congestion)
Acupuncture . Acupuncture is a skill and some acupuncturists are truly better at their trade than others. In good hands, and coupled with chinese herbals, a patient can have really good relief from most any type of condition. The symptoms you describe, however, sound like a combination of food and environmental allergies. You may want to consider eliminating cows milk and wheat from your diet too.
Temporary. Acupuncture is only a small part of traditional chinese medicine (tcm). In china it is often used for prevention rather than for treatment.A true tcm expert will probably start you on other remedies (herbs, rinses, topical applications, lifestyle changes) before using acupuncture. If you see a us trained acupuncturist, good luck.
Do I have to fix deviated septum for constant nasal congestion? Is the procedure dangerous? I have allergies, deviated septum, atopic dermatitis.
It's your choice. The procedure is safe and effective in experienced hands but will involve a general anesthesia and recovery period.If you find life ok for now and have periodic issues aggravated by colds or allergy there are non surgical treatments available. Steroid nasal sprays can reduce some of the membrane enlargement and the over the nose strips can help you breathe through your nose at night. Read more...
Do you recommend herbal tonic or acupuncture for treating atopic dermatitis/allergies? Or are there other options? Do herbal doctors know atopic derma
Taking allergy shots, my atopic dermatitis skin is getting worst thinking of seeing acupuncture doctor, will it negate allergy shots?
If it takes long time for atopic dermatitis to heal from allergy shots, which other method is proven to work? Acupuncture? Herbal tonic? Any other?
Moisture/antinflam. Atopic dermatitis is managed by reducing the tendency to scratch, which causes a flare, so reduce all forms of rubbing; cetaphil/ probiotics. If worse, consider low potency, short course (< 2 weeks/episode) topical steroids, Elidel (pimecrolimus) or Protopic for < 2 weeks/episode; atarax/ Benadryl q.I.D., p.O. Helps interrupt the scratch/itch cycle. Can try 2 tbs bleach in 1/2 tub--5 min guided soaking the body. Read more...
Dermatitis. The World Health Organization categorized acupuncture for the treatment of neurodermatitis as "Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed." REF: http://www.evidencebasedacupuncture.org/who-official-position/. Acupuncture via Major energy moving treatments or auricular treatments may be beneficial. Read more...