Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 1997 Oct; 17(10): 587-9.
[An analysis of combined desensitizing acupoints therapy in 419 cases of allergic rhinitis accompanying asthma]
Department of Epidemiology, Suzhou Medical College, Jiangsu.
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effective therapy in treating allergic rhinitis accompanying asthma. METHODS: A combined desensitizing therapy in treating 419 cases of allergic rhinitis accompanying asthma caused by allergens has been carried out using acupoint of the head and the upper back with the extract of positive allergen(s). RESULTS: After three treatment courses, the extract of allergens was taken again to make intradermal injection. Diameter of redness and swelling on the skin was significantly reduced in comparison with that before the treatment (P < 0.01). Lymphocyte transformation difference of 3H-TdR incorporation rate between a combined desensitizing acupoints group and A or B control groups was significant (P < 0.01). Difference of acidophil cell direct count, IgA, IgG, E-rosette formative rate of this group in comparison with A or B control groups was significant (P < 0.05). Four hundred and nineteen cases were followed up for 3 years, 68.73% of the patients were markedly curative effect; 29.12% turned better. Comparison of the difference of this group with the other two control groups was significant (P < 0.01). CONCLUSIONS: This article showed that the method is promising and worthwhile for popularizing in treatment of allergic rhinitis accompanying allergic asthma.