Wrist–ankle acupuncture combined with pinching along the spine for children allergic rhinitis: A randomized controlled trial

Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yu Liu, Yi-Huang Gu, Ying XiongAbstractObjectiveTo investigate the clinical effect of wrist–ankle acupuncture combined with pinching along the spine on allergic rhinitis (AR) in children.MethodsA total of 65 children with AR were collected from February 2017 through to December 2018 and they were randomly divided into a combined treatment group with wrist–ankle acupuncture, pinching along the spine and western medication (combined treatment group, 32 cases) and a western medication group (33 cases). In the western medication group, loratadine was prescribed for oral administration. In the combined treatment group, on the base of the medication as the western medication group, the wrist–ankle acupuncture was adopted in combination with pinching along the spine. Before and after treatment, the symptoms and physical signs were scored and the clinical effect was observed in the children of the two groups.ResultsAfter the treatment and in the follow-up, the scores of the symptoms and physical signs in the combined treatment group were lower than those of the western medication group, indicating a statistical significance (all P
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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Source: International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
Many studies have shown the potential therapeutic effect of acupuncture on allergic rhinitis. Most of these studies were limited by low-quality evidence. Preliminary experiments showed that the use of acupunct...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
Condition:   Perennial Allergic Rhinitis Interventions:   Procedure: SPA acupuncture;   Procedure: sham acupuncture Sponsor:   Beijing Tongren Hospital Not yet recruiting
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Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yu LIU, Yi-huang GU, Ying XIONGAbstractObjectiveTo investigate the clinical effect of wrist-ankle acupuncture combined with pinching along the spine on allergic rhinitis (AR) in children.MethodsA total of 65 children with AR were collected from February 2017 through to December 2018 and they were randomly divided into a combined treatment group with wrist-ankle acupuncture, pinching along the spine and western medication (combined treatment group, 32 cases) and a western medication group (33 cases). In the western...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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