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Got allergies? Get acupuncture, says new study


By Carrie Murphy for

Seasonal allergies suck. What sucks even more is that there’s no real cure or treatment for them; just ways to ease the sniffly, watery-eyed misery. Acupuncture, long used as a alternative treatment for everything from chronic pain to infertility, is another way to improve seasonal allergy symptoms, according to a new study out of Berlin, Germany.

If you’re wary of putting little tiny needles in your skin just so you can stop sneezing, maybe the fact that 71% of people reported an improvement in their allergies after eight weeks of acupuncture will help change your mind. Weirdly, 56% of allergy sufferers who used placebo acupuncture also reported improvement.

Keep reading for more on how acupuncture could help with seasonal allergies…

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