Immunotherapy (known as "allergy shots") is a common treatment for allergy-related conditions such as allergic rhinitis. Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) and enzyme potentiated desensitization (EPD) are two potentially effective alternatives to conventional immunotherapy.
Acupuncture, used alone or in combination with Chinese herbs, may also be effective for treating allergic rhinitis.Treatments include:
Effect of Sublingual Immunotherapy on Allergic Rhinitis
The immune system has many components, and only one of them, the IgE/eosinophil system, produces typical allergic reactions. The intended effect of SLIT is to “train” other branches of the immune...
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Effect of Acupuncture on Allergic Rhinitis
The exact effects of acupuncture are not clear in modern scientific terms. Acupuncture is believed to effect muscles, nerves, and body chemicals such as hormones and neurotransmitters. In general...
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Effect of Enzyme Potentiated Desensitization on Allergic Rhinitis
Proponents of EPD claim that this treatment gets to the root of allergy problems by "retraining" the immune system to not over-respond to harmless substances that otherwise cause allergic reactions.
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Effect of Yoga on Allergic Rhinitis
Yoga can help to bring general relief and healing to the body in innumerable ways, even helping to assuage the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. The breathing practice within yoga known as...
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