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Author(s):
Brinkhaus, Benno; Witt, Claudia M.; Ortiz, Miriam; Roll, Stephanie; Reinhold, Thomas; Linde, Klaus; Pfab, Florian; Niggemann, Bodo; Hummelsberger, Josef; Irnich, Dominik; Wegscheider, Karl; Willich, Stefan N. 
Title:
Acupuncture in Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (ACUSAR) -- Design and Protocol of a Randomised Controlled Multi-Centre Trial 
Abstract:
Background: We report on the study design and protocol of a randomised controlled trial (Acupuncture in Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis, ACUSAR) that investigates the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR). Objective: To investigate whether acupuncture is non-inferior or superior to (a) penetrating sham acupuncture and (b) rescue medication in the treatment of SAR. Design: 3-armed, randomised controlled multi-centre trial with a total follow-up time of 16 weeks i...    »
 
Keywords:
Acupuncture; Traditional Chinese medicine; Complementary and alternative medicine; Allergy; Seasonal allergic rhinitis; Randomised controlled trial 
Journal title:
Forschende Komplementärmedizin / Research in Complementary Medicine 
Year:
2010 
Journal volume:
17 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
95--102 
Fulltext / DOI:
Publisher:
S. Karger GmbH 
Publisher address:
Freiburg, Germany 
Print-ISSN:
1661-4127 
E-ISSN:
1661-4127 
Notes:
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.