A multicenter, randomized, controlled trial testing the effects of acupuncture on allergic rhinitis : Acupuncture : Chinese Medicine Times
Active acupuncture showed a significantly greater effect on symptoms of allergic rhinitis than either sham acupuncture or no active treatment. The symptoms of allergic rhinitis decreased significantly after treatment in the both acupuncture and sham acupuncture groups. Acupuncture appears to be an effective and safe treatment for allergic rhinitis.”
Note: sham acupuncture is still acupuncture!