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[Efficacy of acupuncture on moderate and severe allergic rhinitis].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2015; 35(4):339-43ZZ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To observe the efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy on moderate and severe allergic rhinitis via the comparison evaluation of western medicine.

METHODS

Sixty cases of moderate and severe allergic rhinitis were divided into an acupuncture group (30 cases) and a western medicine group (30 cases). In the acupuncture group, the main acupoints included Yingxiang (LI 20), Shangxing (GV 23), Fengchi (GB 20), Quchi (LI 11), Xuehai (SP 10), Feishu (BL 13), Geshu (BL 17), Pishu (BL 20), etc. The supplementary points were selected according to syndrome differentiation. In the western medicine group, budesonide nasal spray and cetirizine tablets were prescribed. All the cases were treated for 8 weeks in the two groups. Separately, before treatment, in 4 weeks and 8 weeks of treatment, the scores of clinical symptoms and physical signs were observed and the clinical efficacy and safety were compared between the two groups.

RESULTS

In 4 weeks and 8 weeks of treatment, the scores of symptoms such as sneezing, nasal discharge, nasal obstruction, nasal itching, eye itching and turbinate hypertrophy, the score of physical signs and total score were all reduced apparently as compared with those before treatment (all P<0. 05). The differences were not significant between the acupuncture group and the western medicine group (all P>0. 05). The total effective rates were 90. 0% (27/30) and 93. 4% (28/30) in the acupuncture group after 4 and 8 weeks of treatment, and were 76. 6% (23/30) and 80. 0% (24/30) in the western medicine group separately, without significant difference in comparison (all P>0. 05).

CONCLUSION

Acupuncture achieves the similar efficacy on moderate and severe allergic rhinitis as western medicine. It is the safe therapy and has no apparent adverse reactions.

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Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
English Abstract
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

chi

PubMed ID

26054141

Citation

Chen, Yidan, et al. "[Efficacy of Acupuncture On Moderate and Severe Allergic Rhinitis]." Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, vol. 35, no. 4, 2015, pp. 339-43.
Chen Y, Jin X, Yu M, et al. [Efficacy of acupuncture on moderate and severe allergic rhinitis]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2015;35(4):339-43.
Chen, Y., Jin, X., Yu, M., Qiu, H., Fang, Y., Zhang, S., ... Xu, M. (2015). [Efficacy of acupuncture on moderate and severe allergic rhinitis]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, 35(4), pp. 339-43.
Chen Y, et al. [Efficacy of Acupuncture On Moderate and Severe Allergic Rhinitis]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2015;35(4):339-43. PubMed PMID: 26054141.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Efficacy of acupuncture on moderate and severe allergic rhinitis]. AU - Chen,Yidan, AU - Jin,Xiaoqing, AU - Yu,Maihong, AU - Qiu,Huaping, AU - Fang,Ying, AU - Zhang,Shuping, AU - Zhu,Jianfang, AU - Xu,Minda, PY - 2015/6/10/entrez PY - 2015/6/10/pubmed PY - 2015/7/3/medline SP - 339 EP - 43 JF - Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion JO - Zhongguo Zhen Jiu VL - 35 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To observe the efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy on moderate and severe allergic rhinitis via the comparison evaluation of western medicine. METHODS: Sixty cases of moderate and severe allergic rhinitis were divided into an acupuncture group (30 cases) and a western medicine group (30 cases). In the acupuncture group, the main acupoints included Yingxiang (LI 20), Shangxing (GV 23), Fengchi (GB 20), Quchi (LI 11), Xuehai (SP 10), Feishu (BL 13), Geshu (BL 17), Pishu (BL 20), etc. The supplementary points were selected according to syndrome differentiation. In the western medicine group, budesonide nasal spray and cetirizine tablets were prescribed. All the cases were treated for 8 weeks in the two groups. Separately, before treatment, in 4 weeks and 8 weeks of treatment, the scores of clinical symptoms and physical signs were observed and the clinical efficacy and safety were compared between the two groups. RESULTS: In 4 weeks and 8 weeks of treatment, the scores of symptoms such as sneezing, nasal discharge, nasal obstruction, nasal itching, eye itching and turbinate hypertrophy, the score of physical signs and total score were all reduced apparently as compared with those before treatment (all P<0. 05). The differences were not significant between the acupuncture group and the western medicine group (all P>0. 05). The total effective rates were 90. 0% (27/30) and 93. 4% (28/30) in the acupuncture group after 4 and 8 weeks of treatment, and were 76. 6% (23/30) and 80. 0% (24/30) in the western medicine group separately, without significant difference in comparison (all P>0. 05). CONCLUSION: Acupuncture achieves the similar efficacy on moderate and severe allergic rhinitis as western medicine. It is the safe therapy and has no apparent adverse reactions. SN - 0255-2930 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26054141/[Efficacy_of_acupuncture_on_moderate_and_severe_allergic_rhinitis]_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/7665 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -