Therapeutic efficacy observation on acupuncture for persistent allergic rhinitis

Therapeutic efficacy observation on acupuncture for persistent allergic rhinitis Objective: To observe the clinical effect of acupuncture for persistent allergic rhinitis (PAR). Methods: A total of 154 PAR patients were randomized into a treatment group and a control group, 78 cases in the treatment group received acupuncture at meridian points, while 76 cases in the control group received acupuncture at non-meridian points. The treatment was done every other day, 3 times a week for a total 4 weeks. The total nasal symptom score (TNSS), the total non-nasal symptom score (TNNSS) and the rhinoconjunctivitis quality of life questionnaire (RQLQ) were measured before the treatment and after 2 weeks and 4 weeks of treatment, as well as 1 month and 3 months after the treatment to compare the clinical effect between the two groups. Results: After 4 weeks of treatment, the total effective rate in the treatment group was 92.3%, versus 76.3% in the control group, showing a statistically significant difference (P<0.05). Intra-group comparisons of TNSS, TNNSS and RQLQ scores after 4 weeks of treatment showed statistically significant differences (all P<0.05). Between-group comparisons of TNSS, TNNSS and RQLQ score after 4 weeks of treatment and in follow-up visits showed statistically significant differences (all P<0.05). Conclusion: Acupuncture is effective for PAR, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Springer Journals

Therapeutic efficacy observation on acupuncture for persistent allergic rhinitis

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Acupuncture
ISSN
1672-3597
eISSN
1993-0399
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11726-018-1036-0
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Abstract

Objective: To observe the clinical effect of acupuncture for persistent allergic rhinitis (PAR). Methods: A total of 154 PAR patients were randomized into a treatment group and a control group, 78 cases in the treatment group received acupuncture at meridian points, while 76 cases in the control group received acupuncture at non-meridian points. The treatment was done every other day, 3 times a week for a total 4 weeks. The total nasal symptom score (TNSS), the total non-nasal symptom score (TNNSS) and the rhinoconjunctivitis quality of life questionnaire (RQLQ) were measured before the treatment and after 2 weeks and 4 weeks of treatment, as well as 1 month and 3 months after the treatment to compare the clinical effect between the two groups. Results: After 4 weeks of treatment, the total effective rate in the treatment group was 92.3%, versus 76.3% in the control group, showing a statistically significant difference (P<0.05). Intra-group comparisons of TNSS, TNNSS and RQLQ scores after 4 weeks of treatment showed statistically significant differences (all P<0.05). Between-group comparisons of TNSS, TNNSS and RQLQ score after 4 weeks of treatment and in follow-up visits showed statistically significant differences (all P<0.05). Conclusion: Acupuncture is effective for PAR,

Journal

Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina ScienceSpringer Journals

Published: May 30, 2018

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