Case No. 013 Pollen allergy(seasonal nasal allergy)
Female of 49 years old, part time worker (waitress at a Japanese traditional restaurant）
Nasal congestion, sneezing and collum muscle ache
Current medical history:
Allergic rhinitis for 20 years or more; Hypertrophic rhinitis; Pollen allergy for 10 years or more; Two surgical operations in the nose for nasal polyp two years before and seven years before; and Collum muscle ache for 10 years or more.
Xi- jin-shu mai; Stiffness of sternocleidomastoideus muscle and ing jian (LR-2) tenderness (+) (pressure point +)
Autonomic nerve adjustment treatment; Allergy treatment (neburu 4 points, shen zhu GV-12 and the like); Manti-inflammatory treatment (shang qiu SP-5, yin ling quan SP-9 and the like); Dai maiGB-26; Gan shi treatment (aright shao haiHT-3, men PC-4, qu chi LI-11, lou gu SP-7, fu liu K-17; and Pi nei zhen secured at neburu-4 points
Following the second treatment (on the third day from the first treatment), nasal obstruction no longer occurred and sneezing stopped. The muscle ache recovered.
After the third treatment (on the sixth day from the first treatment), the patient seemed to feel much better. The stiffness of sternocleidomastoideus muscle was eased. Xi- jin-shu mai has eased.
The patient’s condition improved significantly. In general, with respect to allergic rhinitis as well as pollen allergy, stimuli such as various allergen cause the nasal mucosa to swell and the nasal air passages to narrow. As a result, nasal obstruction, nasal flow and sneezing appear.
Allergic diathesis is considered to be caused by excessively taking heterologous protein. Powdered milk has become popular in Japan since about 1949. Therefore, those who suffer from poor digestion have taken heterologous protein such as cow milk from a very early age.
The patient was born in 1948 and must have grown up in an environment where the heterologous protein was readily available.
People suffering from nasal allergy usually have autonomic instability (or oversensitivity). The patient was not the exception and had xi- jin-shu mai. More specifically, she had an autonomic imbalance. The treatment administered to her, which is, according to the Nagano-style treatment system, a treatment for nerve and glandulate sine ducttibus and is considered to enhance her recovery.
Furthermore, the main symptom of rhinitis and pollen allergy is swelling of the mucosa. The treatments for the mucosa anti-inflammation and allergies (both affect the immune system) worked as expected.
The three-stage treatments mentioned above are considered to remedy the nasal occlusion and other symptoms, more specifically, the treatments widen the narrowed nasal passages that were caused by chronic swelling of the mucosa called hypertrophic rhinitis.