Acupuncture May Help Ease Hay Fever
Study found patients who had treatment for 8 weeks fared better with symptoms
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Conclusion (1) Significant short-term and long-term curative effects have been obtained during the treatment of “itching symptom” of allergic rhinitis from the perspective of “wind”, (2) the mechanism of action may be related with the decrease of serum IgE level, (3) it is indicated that there are correlations between allergic rhinitis and atopic diseases such as atopic dermatitis and allergic conjunctivitis, etc.
Publication date: December 2017 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 4 Author(s): Jun-hui WU, Yan FU A case of allergic rhinitis treated with warming-needle moxibustion was introduced. A 57-year old patient with allergic rhinitis for more than 10 years was treated. Yíngxiāng ( LI 20), Shàngyíngxiāng ( EX-HN8), Shàngxīng ( GV 23), Yìntáng ( EX-HN3), Cuánzhú ( BL 2), Fēngchí ( GB 20), Tiāntū ( CV 22), Wàiguān ( TE 5), Hégŭ ( LI 4), Zúsānlľ ( ST 36), Shènshū ( BL 23) and Tàixī ( KI 3) w...
Condition: Rhinitis, Allergic Interventions: Procedure: Cettum; Procedure: Acupuncture Sponsors: Eun Jung Kim; Dongguk University Ilsan Oriental Hospital Not yet recruiting
CONCLUSIONS: No reliable conclusions regarding the effects of acupressure on AR and asthma could be drawn by this review due to the small number of available trials with significant heterogeneity of study design and high/unclear risk of bias. Further, more rigorously designed RCTs are needed.Acupressure seems safe for symptomatic relief of AR and asthma, although larger studies are required to be able to robustly confirm its safety. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: ACTRN12617001106325; Pre-results. PMID: 29113981 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]