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Impact of Acupuncture on Vasomotor Rhinitis

2014-07-24 14:17:37 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Chronic rhinitis without an allergic or infectious aetiology (vasomotor rhinitis) is a common disease for which there are only poor therapeutic treatment options. The current placebo controlled partially double blinded pilot study evaluated the effects of acupuncture on the symptoms of vasomotor rhinitis.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Vasomotor Rhinitis

Intervention

Acupuncture, Sham-laser acupuncture

Location

Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich,
Munich
Germany

Status

Completed

Source

Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:17:37-0400

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A type of massage in which finger pressure on specific body sites is used to promote healing, relieve fatigue, etc. Although the anatomical locations are the same as the ACUPUNCTURE POINTS used in ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (hence acu-), no needle or other acupuncture technique is employed in acupressure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed). Shiatsu is a modern outgrowth that focuses more on prevention than healing.

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