Non-allergic (Vasomotor) rhinitis
Non-allergic/Vasomotor rhinitis involves chronic sneezing or a congested, drippy nose with no apparent cause. The symptoms are similar to those of hay fever (allergic rhinitis), but none of the usual evidence of an allergic reaction is present.
Saline nasal wash and various nasal sprays are recommended therapy.
Our acupuncture treatment specifically aims at the inflammation of the mucosa. By direct stimulation of the sphenopalatine nerve ganglion (SGP) on the face, the inflammation of nasal mucosa settled down quickly. Clinical researches showed over 30% improvement in ventilation.
Treatment objects and protocol
The goal is to achieve long term remission of rhinitis. The initial treatment cycle is 6 sessions, which are delivered over 3-4 weeks. Most patients have significant relief after the first treatment.
1st and 2nd treatments: $ 250
3rd to 6th treatments: $200
Medicare rebate: $107.25
Total out-of-pock cost (6 sessions): $ 656.5
*Patients are encouraged to contact Medicare for Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN). 80% rebate of out-of-pocket fees may be claimed when the threshold is reached. The out-of-pocket cost may be as low as $132.