Acupuncture for allergic disease therapy – the current state of evidence

@article{Pfab2014AcupunctureFA,
  title={Acupuncture for allergic disease therapy – the current state of evidence},
  author={F. Pfab and P. Schalock and V. Napadow and G. Athanasiadis and J. Huss-Marp and J. Ring},
  journal={Expert Review of Clinical Immunology},
  year={2014},
  volume={10},
  pages={831 - 841}
}
This review summarizes current evidence for acupuncture treatment of allergies. Several randomized controlled trials have demonstrated a specific effect of acupuncture for allergic rhinitis; while a few studies have shown positive effects for atopic dermatitis, asthma and itch. Specifically for allergic rhinitis and asthma, acupuncture may be cost-effective in terms of money spent per quality-of-life gained. Acupuncture plays an increasingly important role as an evidence-based therapy for… Expand
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