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Research Archive

Welcome to our Chinese medicine and acupuncture research news pages. We add to the content of these pages continuously as more research news comes in. Browse through the complete archive below or use the category links on the right.

Please note that the most twenty recent research archive items are free to view but access to the thousands of items in the archive require a journal subscription.

Acupuncture’s ability to improve the symptoms of allergic rhinitis may be due to modulation of the upper airway mucosal immune response to house dust mites ...

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Acupuncture has a comparable effect to medication in patients with moderate to severe allergic rhinitis, Chinese researchers have found ...

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Xin Yi San (XYS, magnolia flower powder) reduces nasal symptoms in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis (AR) due to its diverse immunomodulatory effects.

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Magnolia (Xin Yi San, XYS, Flos Magnoliae), used as a single herb, is effective in the treatment of perennial allergic rhinitis. In a randomised double-blind study, Chinese researchers treated 108 patients with either XYS or a placebo for three month

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A group from Taiwan has assessed the effect of acupuncture on clinical outcomes and gene expression profiles of patients suffering from perennial allergic rhinitis and found differences between atopic and non-atopic cases. The Phadiatop test was used

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A German study has assessed the cost-effectiveness of adjunctive acupuncture treatment for allergic rhinitis. 981 patients were randomly allocated to two groups; both received usual care, but one group additionally received ten acupuncture sessions.

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In a randomised, controlled, single-blind trial in the UK, patients in the 'active' group received needling at Zanzhu BL-2, Yingxiang L.I.-20 and Hegu L.I.-4 (deqi was obtained and needles retained for five minutes), whilst patients in the control gr

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Although many Asian practitioners are happy to specialise as acupuncturists, and therefore do not prescribe herbs, there has been a tendency in the west to feel that acupuncture alone is somehow inadequate. In the treatment of seasonal allergic rhini

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A double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial of acupuncture for the treatment of childhood persistent allergic rhinitis was carried out at a Hong Kong hospital. Patients attending the paediatric outpatient department were randomly assigned to

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An Australian study has found that acupuncture can significantly reduce the symptoms of persistent allergic rhinitis (PAR). The randomised, single-blind, sham-controlled trial included 80 patients with PAR (aged 16-70 years) who were randomly assigne

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A systematic review of seven high quality trials evaluating the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating or preventing allergic rhinitis (AR) concludes that the evidence is mixed. Results for seasonal AR failed to show specific effects of acupunctur

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