10.10.2009

Allergic Rhinitis or Hay Fever Treatment: Bionase Phototherapy

BioNase Phototherapy

This is the BioNase phototherapy device.


 
What is BioNase?

BioNase is a pocket-sized intra-nasal device that uses
light to relieve symptoms of allergic rhinitis or hay
fever.

How does it work?

BioNase uses visible light with a frequency of 630 nm
at a narrow band wavelength to relieve symptoms.

Studies found that this light frequency and wavelength
level is the best level for treatment.

Does BioNase have side effects?

None. BioNase is safe for both adults and children. It
has no known side effects. It does not use drugs and
it uses a natural healing resource -- which is light.

Is BioNase easy to use?

Yes. You just put the two prongs of the BioNase in
your nose for 4.5 minutes three times a day.

You can do it while reading, watching TV, surfing the
Net or talking with your family members.

You do not need to time your session to turn the
BioNase off. BioNase automatically turns off at the
end of the session.

Who made BioNase?

SyroLight, part of The Syro Group. This company is a leading manufacturer of phototherapeutic medical devices that applies the healing power of low-level narrow ban (LLNB) red light.

Syro Group, launched in 1985, holds the original patents to the LED technology used in phototherapy devices.

Is BioNase approved by medical standardization institutes?

Yes. BioNase is certified for ISO 9001 and ISO 13485, with the certification number 499/499CE and compliant with the European Union Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC.

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What Is Allergic Rhinitis or Hay Fever?

What Is Hay Fever or Allergic Rhinitis?

It is an illness characterized by inflammation and irritation in the nose, eyes, throat and sinus after the sufferer is exposed to allergens such as pollen, dust, smoke and chemicals which do not typically affect most other people.


Are Hay Fever and Allergic Rhinitis the Same?


Yes, generally. Hay fever refers to allergic rhinitis during the hay season or the pollen season while allergic rhinitis can refer to perennial allergic rhinitis, which is all-year-round, or seasonal allergic rhinitis, which is during a certain season, such as the hay season.   

How do You Know You Have Allergic Rhinitis or Hay Fever?


If you sneeze easily and develop a runny nose quickly and your eyes easily get itchy and watery and later your nose gets stuffy as soon as you breathe in dust, smoke, pollen and other allergens, most probably you have this chronic illness.

Some also have persistent coughing and other symptoms similar to cold.

Why Do You Have Allergic Rhinitis?

Just like other illnesses, you were probably born with the disposition to have this illness. You probably inherited it, or you probably developed it when you were exposed to substances that weakened your resistance to allergens.

Many studies have found that people who have asthma also have allergic rhinitis at the same time or develop allergic rhinitis after being cured of asthma. Some people who have allergic rhinitis develop asthma.

How Do You Treat Allergic Rhinitis?

Up to now, there is still no definitive treatment for
allergic rhinitis. All that have been developed are drugs or devices to stop the symptoms, but not the illness.

The most common drugs used in treating allergic rhinitis symptoms are over-the-counter antihistamines like Zyrtec, Claritin, Benadryl and Clemastine.

Some of these antihistamines are sedating, so if you are driving or operating dangerous equipment, do not take antihistamines. If you need to take some, take non-sedating antihistamines.

Many people also use decongestant sprays to reduce swelling in the nasal and sinus tissues. Some improve their breathing, but others do not so they have stopped using sprays.

Some people have had treatments such as immunotherapy, which includes weekly injections of certain allergens into your body to gradually introduce these allergens into your body to enable your system to increase its ability to resist these allergens.

If doctors find that your allergic rhinitis is linked to an abnormality or obstruction in your nasal system, your doctor may recommend surgery to remove the obstruction.

There are other treatments which are being tried by a lot of allergic rhinitis sufferers and are being studied by researchers. Among these are:

acupuncture
naturopathy
herbal medicine
phototherapy
dietary changes
probiotics

One of these alternative treatments is the Bionase phototherapy device, which you can read about in this article on phototherapy as a treatment for allergic rhinitis or hay fever.
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10.04.2009

Treat Allergic Rhinitis with Phototherapy

No Side Effects

If you have allergic rhinitis, you easily sneeze and have runny nose, watery eyes and itchy nose and eyes whenever you encounter allergens such as dust, molds and pollens or irritants such as smoke, perfumes and aerosol sprays.

You develop these symptoms because your immune system reacts easily to allergens and irritants. As soon as your immune system detects irritants and allergens, it immediately prompts your mast cells to release histamines to fight them, but these histamines also cause swelling, itching and mucus in your nose and eyes.

The most common medications being used to fight sneezing, runny nose and other symptoms are antihistamines. And certainly, you have taken a lot of these despite your concerns about short-term and long-term side effects.

One treatment that you can try is phototherapy. This treatment uses light to fight symptoms -- a healing principle that has been used for centuries, although in a more direct way, such as bringing weak babies or adults out of the house to feel the morning sun.

Today, pocket-sized phototherapy devices that deliver low-level narrow-band light to specific areas of the body are now available to treat pain, inflammation, musculoskeletal injury, allergic rhinitis and other illnesses.

One of these phototherapy devices is BioNase, a pocket-size device with ends that you can insert into your nose for about 4 to 5 minutes three times a day to relieve allergic rhinitis symptoms.

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9.26.2009

Allergic Rhinitis: Non-Drug Treatments



People who suffer from allergic rhinitis have been looking for better alternatives to antihistamines, decongestants, corticosteroids and other drugs, which can cause various side effects if taken frequently.

According to studies, there are alternatives to drugs, such as the following:

Acupuncture

In acupuncture, hair-fine needles are used to stimulate certain parts of the lung meridian in order to remove energy blockages. Some studies have found that acupuncture combined with certain herbs are just as effective as antihistamines in relieving allergic rhinitis symptoms.

Herbs

Certain herbs such as the following are reported to have treatment effects on allergic rhinitis:

Butterbur or Petasites hybridus
Stinging nettle or Urtica dioica
Ginko Biloba
Astragalus membranaceus
 Japanese apricot

However, caution should be exercised in using herbs because they can worsen symptoms and become toxic if used excessively or improperly.

Homeopathy

Homeopathic professionals use certain substances such as Arsenicum album, Allium cepa and Euphrasia to create dilutions that would improve the emotional and physical conditions of someone with allergic rhinitis.

Dietary Supplements

Some dietary supplements such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, Spirulina, Quercetin and Vitamin C have also been cited as helpful in relieving allergic rhinitis symptoms.

Use of Light

One natural cure for allergic rhinitis is the use of light, called phototherapy. It can relieve sneezing, stuffed or runny nose, headaches and teary eyes.

BioNase is a revolutionary pocket-sized device that uses light to relieve your allergic rhinitis symptoms. It is easy to use, affordable, not invasive and has no known side effects.




You just insert the ends of the device into your nose for about 4 and-a-half minutes for 3 times a day while reading, watching TV or surfing the Internet.




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Walkers with Wheels or Walkers without Wheels?

Walkers Without Wheels



Walkers without wheels are the typical walkers that you see being lifted and moved by users as they walk.

The main difference between a regular walker and a wheeled walker is the way you move and control the walker.

You LIFT a regular walker while you PUSH a wheeled walker. For some, the wheeled walker is easier to use, but for others, the regular walker is easier because they have more control over a regular walker.

For some users, one disadvantage of wheeled walkers are the wheels. You can be carried away by the wheels if you are walking on a sloped-down surface.


Walkers with Wheels


Wheeled walkers are usually called Rollators or Rolling Walkers.

Some wheeled walkers have 3 wheels; the others have 4.

The 4-wheeled walker offers you a higher level of stability, support and balance, but the 3-wheeled walker offers you more flexibility. In smaller spaces, you can maneuver more easily the 3-wheeled walker.



RegularWalkers with 2 Wheels


These walkers give you combined benefits: the control of the regular walker and the ease of the wheeled walker. You can push the walker while walking, without the need to lift the walker, and then use all the four legs of your walker for full support when you stop.







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Why Folding Walkers Are Better for You





Folding walkers are better for you because:


1. They are lightweight.

2. You can easily slide them before you as you walk.

3.  They are usually made of aluminum with high tensile strength, so even if it is light, it can still support users up to 250 pounds.

4. You maintain your independence.

5. You can adjust the height to your convenience.

6. They feature single button control for quick opening and folding.

7. The handgrips are made of foam.

Most of these walkers are offered with lifetime warranty on the frame.







Which are better? Walker without wheels or Walker with wheels?
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