2009-03-06 Acupuncture worthwhile for hay fever sufferers


Acupuncture added to standard treatment helps improve quality of life in people with hay fever, German researchers report.

Moreover, it’s worth the extra cost, Dr. Claudia M. Witt of Charite University Medical Center in Berlin and her colleagues found, especially for women.

Hay fever, known medically as allergic rhinitis, has become more common over the past two decades, Witt and her team note in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The condition is costly to society, both in terms of lost productivity and treatment costs.(Read entire article)

2008-12-14 Acupuncture for hay fever symptoms: study



Hay fever sufferers might find some extra relief by adding acupuncture to their treatment plan.

In many countries, acupuncture has become a popular alternative therapy for allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as hay fever. But the few studies that have been conducted on the treatment have produced conflicting results, Health News reported. (Read entire article)