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Studien zum Thema Allergien, Immunsystem und Entzündungen

Xin Yi San reduces symptoms of allergic rhinitis

Xin Yi San (XYS, magnolia flower powder) reduces nasal symptoms in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis (AR) due to its diverse immunomodulatory effects. One hundred and eight Taiwanese patients with AR received either XYS or a placebo for three months. The investigators found that XYS attenuated the nasal symptoms of sneezing, rhinorrhoea and nasal congestion through reduction of nasal airflow...
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The acupuncture therapeutic approach in temporal arteritis vasculitis: a case report

Abstract Temporal arteritis is a form of vasculitis that involves the large and medium-diameter arteries and leads to progressive headache. Symptoms may be accompanied by vision disorder, subfebrile temperature, fatigue, lack of appetite, weight loss, sweating and joint pains. While cortisone therapy reduces the symptoms, its effects in terms of improving quality of life are limited. We elected to benefit from the effects of...
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Now Acupuncture Proven A Powerful Anti-Inflammatory

Quelle (23 FEBRUARY 2014): http://www.healthcmi.com Researchers at the Department of Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School have discovered that a form of acupuncture called electroacupuncture controls inflammation and may help to save lives. The researchers proved that electroacupuncture fights infections including polymicrobial peritonitis. In addition, they found that electroacupuncture reduces severe systemic inflammation due to infections, sepsis. The researchers discovered that...
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Magnolia effective for allergic rhinitis

Magnolia (Xin Yi San, XYS, Flos Magnoliae), used as a single herb, is effective in the treatment of perennial allergic rhinitis. In a randomised double-blind study, Chinese researchers treated 108 patients with either XYS or a placebo for three months XYS reduced nasal symptoms (sneezing and rhinorrhoea), and nasal congestion, through reduction of nasal airflow resistance. The scientists also found...
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Herbs boost immunity

In a study on 16 healthy subjects it was found that Echinacea purpurea, Huang Qi (Astragali Radix) and Gan Cao (Glycyrrhizae Radix) were effective in boosting key blood lymphocytes, the basic building block of the immune system. Echinacea and Gan Cao stimulated proliferation of CD4 T cells, CD8 T cells and NK cells, all three herbs (administered either singly or...
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Ginseng prevents ‘Flu

Older nursing home residents, 90% of whom had received the current ‘flu vaccine, who received an extract of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolium L.) in the form of the proprietary product Cold-FX, were 86% less likely to contract influenza than those who receive a placebo. (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Vol. 52, January 2004, pp. 13-19). Quelle: www.jcm.co.uk

Effect of acupuncture on house dust mite specific IgE, substance P, and symptoms in persistent allergic rhinitis

A B S T R A C T Background: Clinical evidence suggests that acupuncture improves symptoms in persistent allergic rhinitis, but the physiologic basis of these improvements is not well understood. Objective: A randomized, sham-controlled trial of acupuncture for persistent allergic rhinitis in adults investigated possible modulation of mucosal immune responses. Methods: A total of 151 individuals were randomized into...
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Ear acupressure improves allergic rhinitis

Chinese researchers have found that ear acupressure (EAP) results in both short- and long-term improvements in symptoms and quality of life (QoL) for patients with perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR). Two hundred and forty-five participants were randomly assigned to either real or sham EAP groups. Participants received real or sham EAP treatment once a week for eight weeks, and then were...
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Curcumin aus Curry wirkt entzündungshemmend bei rheumatoider Arthritis

Original Titel: A Novel Highly Bioavailable Curcumin Formulation Improves Symptoms and Diagnostic Indicators in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Two-Dose, Three-Arm, and Parallel-Group Study. Da es sich bei der rheumatoiden Arthritis um eine chronische Erkrankung handelt, ist eine langfristige Behandlung notwendig. Die Medikamente, die derzeit zur langfristigen Behandlung eingesetzt werden, können zu einer Vielzahl von Nebenwirkungen führen. Ein...
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American ginseng & colds

Consumption of North American ginseng (Panax quinquefolium) appears to confer some immunity to catching colds. Two hundred and seventy-nine subjects were randomised to receive either 400mg of freeze-dried ginseng or placebo for four months. Consumption of the ginseng was a associated with a decreased mean number of colds and reduced total symptom scores and days of illness. (Predy GN et...
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Akupunktureffekte bei allergische Rhinitis

Eine koreanische randomisierte Mulitzenter-Studie kam zu dem Ergebnis, dass Akupunktur einen signifikant größeren Effekt auf die Symptome der allergischen Rhinitis hat, als Sham Akupunktur oder keine Akupunktur. 238 Patienten wurden in eine von drei Gruppen randomisiert. Die Verum-Gruppe (korrekt durchgeführte Akupunkturbehandlung) und die Sham-Gruppe (Nadelung von Arealen abseits von Akupunkturpunkten) erhielten vier Wochen lang drei Behandlungen pro Woche. Die Verum-Akupunktur...
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Akupunktur reduziert Symptome der allergischen Rhinitis

Für Patienten, die an saisonaler allergischer Rhinitis leiden, kann die Behandlung mit Akupunktur zu einer deutlichen Verbesserung der allergiebezogenen Lebensqualität führen. Sie kann zudem den Bedarf an Antihistaminika reduzieren, verglichen einerseits mit Sham Akupunktur, andererseits mit Cetirizineinnahme. In einer randomisierten Multi-Center Untersuchung teilten deutsche Forscher 422 Patienten mit saisonaler allergischer Rhinitis in drei Gruppen ein. Die eine Gruppe erhielt Verum-Akupunktur plus...
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Akupunktur lässt Heuschnupfenpatienten seltener zu Antihistaminika greifen

Nicht nur allergiespezifische Symptome, sondern auch die Häufigkeit und Dauer der Einnahme von Medikamenten mit antiallergischer Wirkung lässt sich durch regelmäßige Akupunkturbehandlungen während der Heuschnupfensaison reduzieren, so das Ergebnis einer Sekundäranalyse im Rahmen einer Studie. Für die meisten Heuschnupfenpatienten beginnt mit der zu Frühlingsbeginn einsetzenden Blüte eine leidvolle Zeit mit zum Teil stark eingeschränkter Lebensqualität. Angesichts allergischer Symptome wie Fließschnupfen,...
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Akupunktur bei Patienten mit allergischer Rhinitis Analyse der Studienintervention und Syndrommuster der randomisierten Multicenter Studie (ACUSAR)

J. Hummelsberger2, M. Wullinger2, M. Ortiz1, F. Pfab3,4,6, D.Irnich5,6, B. Hauswald6, J. Gleditsch6, C.-H. Hempen2, S. Binting1, B. Brinkhaus1 Zusammenfassung Hintergrund: In der DFG-geförderten ACUpuncture in Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (ACUSAR) Studie bei Patienten mit allergischer Rhinitis war Akupunktur wirksamer im Vergleich zu Sham-Akupunktur und zu einer Kontrollgruppe, die nur Bedarfsmedikation erhielt. In diesem Artikel werden die Studienintervention, die zugrunde liegenden...
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Acupuncture Soothes Allergies & Sinus

Quelle (22 JANUARY 2015): http://www.healthcmi.com Acupuncture relieves sinus problems due to allergies. Research published in the American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy incorporates a meta-analysis of high quality allergy related studies comparing groups receiving acupuncture versus control groups. The researchers documented that acupuncture “produced significantly greater diminution of nasal symptoms” in the acupuncture group. They add, “Our meta-analysis showed that (the) acupuncture...
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Acupuncture Relieves Asthma Attacks

Quelle (07 APRIL 2018): http://www.healthcmi.com Researchers find acupuncture effective for relieving allergic asthma, a type of asthma triggered by allergens (e.g., dust mites, mold, pollen, foods). Symptoms include wheezing, difficulty breathing, itchy eyes, sinusitis, rhinitis, a general feeling of malaise, and sneezing. In a randomized controlled trial of 1,445 patients, acupuncture provided lasting relief for six months. Acupuncture was provided...
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Acupuncture reduces allergic rhinitis symptoms

For sufferers of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR), acupuncture treatment can lead to a modest improvement in disease-specific quality of life and can reduce antihistamine use, compared with either sham acupuncture or the medication cetrizine. In a multi-centre randomised trial, German researchers randomised 422 people with SAR to receive acupuncture plus cetirizine, sham (minimal needling) acupuncture plus cetrizine, or cetrizine alone....
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Acupuncture reduces allergic itching

Acupuncture can significantly reduce itching in patients with atopic eczema. A German study has investigated the effect of acupuncture on type I hypersensitivity itch and skin reaction in a crossover RCT. An allergen stimulus was applied to the skin of 30 patients with atopic eczema before (direct approach) and after (preventive approach) the following treatments: acupuncture at Quchi L.I.-11 and...
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Acupuncture may compare favourably with anti-histamines for dust mite allergy

A German pilot study suggests that acupuncture may have a comparable effect to anti-histamine drugs in patients allergic to house dust mites. Twenty-four patients suffering from persistent allergic rhinitis induced by house dust mites were treated either with acupuncture (using a combination of facial ear and body points) or with the drug loratadine. Both treatments were effective in terms of...
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Acupuncture improves the Immune System

Quelle (17 NOVEMBER 2017): http://www.healthcmi.com Researchers conclude that acupuncture benefits the immune system. In a controlled laboratory experiment, Hubei University of Chinese Medicine researchers discovered that electroacupuncture stimulation of acupuncture point ST36 (Zusanli) “enhanced the level of immune cytokines and splenic CD4+ T cells through TRPV channels.” [1] In addition, the researchers document that electroacupuncture applied to ST36 enhances serum...
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Acupuncture clears nasal congestion

German investigators have recorded objective measures of improvement in nasal congestion following acupuncture. Twenty-four patients with a history of nasal congestion were diagnosed according to the Heidelberg model of TCM. They were treated using either specific verum acupoints according to TCM diagnosis, or nonspecific control acupoints. Subjective (VAS – nasal congestion measured on a visual analog scale) and objective (NAF...
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Acupuncture Beats Antihistamines For Allergic Rhinitis

Quelle (05 April 2018): http://www.healthcmi.com German researchers confirm the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of allergies and sinus disorders. In an eight week clinical trial, patients receiving acupuncture required less medications and had fewer seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms than control groups. Likewise, quality of life scores were significantly better in the acupuncture group than in either control group. Based...
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Acupuncture Anti-inflammatory Marker Found

Quelle (03 FEBRUARY 2017): http://www.healthcmi.com Acupuncture reduces inflammation and researchers have discovered how it works. In a laboratory controlled scientific investigation, a key biological marker has been identified, quantified, and directly correlated with the application of acupuncture. Acupuncture successfully downregulates a proinflammatory biochemical (tumor necrosis factor alpha), which results in anti-inflammatory responses. In addition, the researchers have mapped the neural...
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Acupuncture Alleviates Allergic Rhinitis

Quelle (10 June 2016): http://www.healthcmi.com Scientific evidence demonstrates that acupuncture alleviates allergic rhinitis and regulates antibodies. Acupuncture alleviates nasal and eye itching, sneezing, and runny nose for patients with allergic rhinitis. Researchers confirm that acupuncture successfully downregulates IgE (immunoglobulin E), an antibody active in hypersensitivity reactions, while simultaneously reducing symptoms of allergic rhinitis. In a highly controlled investigation published in...
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