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Allergies can be treated using acupuncture, or TCM remedies. Specific points on the forehead and hands or feet can be used to enhance body's resistance against allergens.
Some research have shown that acupuncture may help allergies and eczema symptoms.
A study conducted in Berlin's university medical center has looked at efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of seasonal allergies, allergic rhinitis, or hay fever.
422 Patients were divided into 3 groups for 2 months.
Group 1: Received acupuncture for allergies, using proper acupuncture points.
Group 2: Received sham acupuncture (random points were used)
Group 3: Received antihistamines.
After the study ended group 1 had greater relief compared to other groups.
Specific points around the nose and sinuses in addition to points on the arms and legs can be used to reduce the Sinusitis symptoms.
A study done in 2009 has shown that acupuncture can significantly reduce the nasal congestion.