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Medical Edge: Allergy Relief
Updated: Friday, September 27 2013, 12:40 PM EDT
MONTGOMERY, Ohio (Liz Bonis) -- This bad allergy season has many turning to a natural remedy to find relief. Medical Reporter Liz Bonis 'Asks the Experts' at TriHealth to show us how it works, in Tuesday’s Medical Edge.
If you ever wonder what's in the outside air this time of year just ask those who suffer from ragweed and other fall allergies.
It pretty well impacts your entire life, as far as having the energy to go through the day, not being able to breath, being uncomfortable. So Nikkie is one of many now turning to acupuncture to find relief.
Nikkie let us in on her first session where Diane Kloecker Clecker, a licensed Oriental Medicine Practitioner, places tiny needles in areas of the body to put it back in balance.
For allergies there is usually a deficiency of what we call the way chee, the protective chee, which means that the environment can unfortunately invade and change our constitution.
In other words, acupuncture has an anti-inflammatory effect and allergies are a chronic inflammation response to the environment.
Her goal is to put the chee back so that the body doesn't have this adverse response to the environment.
So if you are thinking about doing something like this for your allergies, here's what you are probably wondering, what does it feel like? Does it hurt?
We asked Diane to still a needle and she said, “Ooh, I did feel it, like a little pinch, but it didn't really hurt. And I can't feel it at all right now.”
She said those easy breathing results were solid for about three days leading her to want more follow up treatment.