Acupuncture for Allergic Rhinitis

( last updated : August 27, 2019 )
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What is allergic rhinitis?

An allergen is an otherwise harmless substance that causes an allergic reaction. Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, is an allergic response to specific allergens. Pollen is the most common allergen in seasonal allergic rhinitis. These are allergy symptoms that occur with the change of seasons. Nearly 8 percent of adults in the United States experience allergic rhinitis of some kind, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). Between 10 and 30 percent of the worldwide population may also have allergic rhinitis.

Symptoms of allergic rhinitis

Common symptoms of allergic rhinitis include:

What causes allergic rhinitis?

In addition to tree pollen, other common allergens include:

Risk factors for allergic rhinitis

Allergies can affect anyone, but you’re more likely to develop allergic rhinitis if there is a history of allergies in your family. Having asthma or atopic eczema can also increase your risk of allergic rhinitis.

Some external factors can trigger or worsen this condition, including:

Alternative and complementary medicine

Acupuncture for Allergic Rhinitis

Main acupoints:

L120, EX-HN3, EX-HN8, BL13, DU23, LU5, LU7, L14

Nasal saline irrigation
Chinese Medicine


August 27, 2019


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