Does Acupuncture Improve Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis?.


Acupuncture is associated with some improvements for patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis, but these improvements are not clinically relevant, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Some 420 patients were randomized to 8 weeks of acupuncture, sham acupuncture, or no acupuncture. Actual acupuncture was associated with a statistically significant improvement in the primary outcome measure, mean change from baseline in the 6-point Rhinitis Quality of Life Questionnaire score. However, there were no clinically significant differences across the groups.

Source: Journal Watch General Medicine 

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