Acupuncture for colds or allergic rhinitis

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Two hundred and sixty-one cases were randomly assigned to a treatment group of 133 cases and a control group of 128 cases. The treatment group were treated with electroacupuncture at Dazhui (GV 14) and the control group with antondine injection. The method of acupuncture at Dazhui (GV 14) has a definite therapeutic effect on the high fever of common cold, and for wind-heat type common cold, Dazhui (GV 14) first may be chosen to abate high-fever and the treatment should be taken as early as possible.

326 were randomly allocated to acupuncture and no-treatment control groups. Statistically, significantly fewer symptoms were reported in the questionnaire by the acupuncture group than the control group.  The technique was shown to be effective and safe. The use of acupuncture for symptoms of the common cold symptoms should be considered

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