hayfever acupuncture A seriously large controlled trial on acupuncture and allergic rhinitis or hay fever was performed in Germany by Charité University.

4,743 of 5,237 patients suffering from allergic rhinitis patients received 15 acupuncture sessions. 494 patients were assigned to control group.

The researchers used Rhinitis Quality of Life Questionnaire evaluate the results after three and six moths following the acupuncture.

The researchers conclude that treating patients with allergic rhinitis in routine care with additional acupuncture leads to clinically relevant and persistent benefits.

The study was published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

London, Sept 1 (ANI): A new research published in the journal ‘Allergy’ 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.

The results showed that 85 per cent of those on acupuncture and herbal medicine reported an improvement in well-being, compared to just 40 per cent in the other group.