Acupuncture highly effective against allergic rhinitis (hayfever)

A new research published in the journal ‘Allergy’ (September 2004, vol. 59, no. 9, pp. 953-960(8)) has confirmed the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating people who suffer from hayfever.

Researchers at the University of Erlangen in Nuremberg, Germany, and the Charite University Medical Centre in Berlin conducted their research work on 52 hayfever sufferers in the age group of 20-58.

To prevent any psychological effect (placebo), the patients were assigned to two groups. One group  received real treatment by acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.  Another (control group) received “fake” acupuncture applied to non-acupuncture points in addition to a non-specific Chinese herbal formula.

The results of the study confirmed Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to be an effective treatment of allergic rhinitis.

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