Alternative Approaches to Allergies

Hayfever and allergies

The incidence of allergies in the western world seems to have reached the level of an epidemic. Beyond the fact that the sudden increase could be the result of a greater awareness of the dysfunction, it is now suspected that our modern lifestyle itself might be one of the major culprits. The level of stress …

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The Immune System & Immunity

Skin prick allergy testing

Every year we see an increase of patients whose immune system is so weak that they constantly struggle to avoid getting sick. Understandably, there is also a growing reluctance to keep popping pills and antibiotics which alleviate the symptoms without addressing the inner cause of the dysfunction which is the inability of the body to defend itself against pathogens. So what is the alternative?

Can Acupuncture Curb Killer Immune Reactions?

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

A needle-based technique has been shown to switch on nerves that tamp down sepsis. The ST36 Zusanli acupuncture point is located just below the knee joint. This spot in mice—and it is hoped perhaps in humans—may be a critical entryway to gaining control over the often fatal inflammatory reactions that accompany systemic infections.