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Acupuncture Miami Treatment for Urticaria

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Mainstream treatment (antihistamines or a corticosteroid drug) for urticaria is focused in relieving the distressing and itchy symptoms.  With acupuncture Miami, people are now finding it to be a treatment not only for symptomatic relief but also for a solution to the root problem that caused this disorder and also for preventing its recurrence once and for all.  Hives or urticaria are inflamed welts or red bumps abruptly manifesting on the skin.  It has an itchy sensation and some people may even report burning or stinging sensations.  It usually manifests in the including lips, hands, tongue, ears, face and in the throat.  Hives are an allergic reaction to a number of things.  Some of these are food allergies or allergy to food additives, extreme emotions, sunlight and medications.  Urticaria may last for some minutes or for many weeks; however, it is not fatal and does not require emergency attention but they can be distressful like causing shock and breathing difficulties.  Its treatment is based on the easing of symptoms, particularly, itching. Medications such as prescription or over-the-counter antihistamines are the Western conventional treatments.  Corticosteroids are used when antihistamines fail.  In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), hives are seen as wind causing skin disorders and the energy pathways, causing inflammation and itching. When the skin disorder turns red, wind and heat is the culprit.  When the skin disorders are white or pale pink it means that wind-cold factors influences the skin.  The diagnosis will determine the acupuncture points to be treated with needles, the herbs to be used and the lifestyle recommendations to be followed.

Acupuncture treatment always aims to treat the symptoms and the root cause of urticaria by giving prompt relief from the inflammation and itching while normalizing the triggers and imbalances, which caused the problem.

Various acupuncture sites can be potentially treated, the sites chosen are contingent on the state of one’s health and the manifested symptoms and.  Below are some acupuncture sites applied with needles for urticaria treatment:

Spleen 10 – A major site for the treatment of skin problems such as hives and eczema.

Large Intestine 11 – This point has meridians that aid in minimizing heat and wind from the body and alleviating swelling.

A study done at the Isfahan University in Iran observed how acupuncture effectively treats chronic urticaria.  For 3 weeks forty students of which half were given genuine acupuncture treatment while the other half were given sham acupuncture treatments revealed the effectiveness of acupuncture in reducing the duration and frequency of urticaria by 25% as opposed to those given sham acupuncture.  Most of the patients who were given acupuncture had positive albeit partial relief of symptoms.  The people who conducted the study also saw that three weeks after the optimal effect of the treatment was realized.