Case Studies

Acupuncture for Allergies: Letter to the NYTimes

Kristen Sparrow • April 04, 2013

girl-with-cold-or-allergyAs a follow up to the post I did on “Acupuncture for Allergies: Hey it cured me!” in March (just in time for hay fever season), there is this follow up letter to the editor.  His experience parallels mine exactly.  Interesting!

March 18, 2013
Acupuncture for Allergies (1 Letter)
To the Editor:
“Really” (March 12) concludes that the effects of acupuncture on hay fever may be short-lived. My experience is different.
In 1977, after lifelong allergies to grass, pets and house dust, I did a series of acupuncture sessions over 10 weeks. The relief was immediate and has lasted. Whether coincidence, placebo or causal, I know that being able to walk in the library stacks again without falling asleep was most welcome for this college professor.
John Merriam
Santa Monica, Calif.