A systematic review of the clinical effectiveness of acupuncture for allergic rhinitis

@article{Roberts2008ASR,
  title={A systematic review of the clinical effectiveness of acupuncture for allergic rhinitis},
  author={Jonathan Roberts and Aarnoud P. Huissoon and Janine Dretzke and Dechao Wang and Christopher J. Hyde},
  journal={BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={13 - 13}
}
BACKGROUND Allergies cause a considerable burden to both sufferers and the National Health Service. There is growing interest in acupuncture as a treatment for a range of conditions. Since acupuncture may modulate the immune system it could be a useful treatment for allergic rhinitis (AR) sufferers. We therefore assessed the evidence for the clinical effectiveness of acupuncture in patients with AR by performing a systematic review of the literature. METHODS Searches (to 2007) were conducted… CONTINUE READING