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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Pfab, Florian; Schalock, Peter C; Napadow, Vitaly; Athanasiadis, Georgios I; Huss-Marp, Johannes; Ring, Johannes 
Title:
Acupuncture for allergic disease therapy--the current state of evidence. 
Abstract:
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 aller...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Expert Rev Clin Immunol 
Year:
2014 
Journal volume:
10 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
831-41 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1744-666X 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie