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Do Antihistamines Cause Cancer?

Acupuncture Allergy Relief MinneapolisResearch published in Science News raised the question of whether antihistamines taken for allergies may be linked to cancer. Studies in mice have shown that antihistamines promote the growth of malignant tumors.

Scientists at the University of Manitoba believe that the use of various medications, including antihistamines and antidepressants, may increase the risk for cancer. In February 1994, the Department of Health and Human Services noted an increase in the incidence of cancer in the United States. Scientists at the University of Manitoba believe that the consumption of various medications, including antihistamines and antidepressants, may increase the risk for cancer and may be part of the reason for the increase. They have demonstrated that drugs like Elavil, Claritin, Hismanal, Atarax, Unisom, Prozac, NyQuil and Reactine have all resulted in tumors in animal studies.

Some antihistamines behave like the drug DPPE, which has been linked to enhancing tumor growth by binding to histamine receptors, which in turn interfere with enzymes designed to detoxify and remove poisons from the body. This will also interfere with the system that regulates cell growth. The drugs do not necessarily cause cancer, but can enhance the growth of cancer.

Treat Allergies Naturally

Many of us have used antihistamines as a desperate way to try to control bothersome allergies. But that was before we discovered natural methods.

At our Minneapolis acupuncture clinic we use an effective combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbs to treat allergies, inflammatory problems, sinus and throat congestion, chronic phlegm and asthma.

If you suffer from allergies and want better, drug-free health and live in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul, Twin Cities area call 952-831-8080 or click here to make your appointment for allergy free health.

 

About Steven Sonmore

For more than 20 years, Steven Sonmore, L. AC, Dipl. AC., has been helping people transform their lives and maintain better health through Chinese medicine. Steven is a licensed acupuncturist, Oriental bodywork therapist, and herbalist. He offers complete health care through acupuncture, Chinese herbs and nutritional counseling. Steven’s patients come from all different ages and walks of life and he has extensive experience treating a spectrum of dis-ease ranging from physical pain and discomfort to emotional stress and anxiety. His extensive experience is evident by the high success rate he consistently has with patients and is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Steven is also certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.