Efficacy, Safety and Underlying Mechanisms of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

Condition:   Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis Interventions:   Procedure: SPA acupuncture;   Procedure: sham acupuncture Sponsor:   Beijing Tongren Hospital Not yet recruiting
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Condition:   Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis Interventions:   Procedure: SPA acupuncture;   Procedure: sham acupuncture Sponsor:   Beijing Tongren Hospital Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion: These findings show that acupuncturing the sphenopalatine ganglion acupoint alone has a potential role in alleviating nasal symptoms, improving quality of life for patients, and the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, suggesting it as a considerable therapy for allergic rhinitis. However, more studies are needed to execute a subgroup analysis of various variables and to evaluate the publication bias of the study. PMID: 30992709 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
We report a new method of acupuncture at the sphenopalatine acupoint (SPA) for treatment of persistent allergic rhinitis (PAR). The effect of this treatment was investigated using two different needling depths. The efficacy of this treatment was associated with accurate stimulation of the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG).Methods/DesignA total of 61 patients diagnosed with PAR were randomly allocated to either the acupuncture or the sham acupuncture group. The difference between the groups was the needle depth when acupuncture was administered, which was 50  mm and 20 mm. Alteration in total nasal symptom score (TNSS...
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Condition:   Patients Intervention:   Procedure: Sphenopalatine ganglion acupuncture Sponsor:   Beijing Tongren Hospital Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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