Table 2

Use of antihistamines during the intervention period.

Acupuncture (n=201)Sham acupuncture (n=90)Rescue medication (n=98)
Referring to all patientsDays of use (95% CI)8.92 (6.99 to 10.85)13.41 (10.37 to 16.45)18.07 (14.69 to 21.45)
Changes from baseline (95% CI)−0.92 (−3.43 to 1.59)4.22 (0.07 to 8.37)9.52 (5.81 to 13.22)
Referring to usersActual users, No. (%)121 (60)64 (71)80 (82)
Days of use (95% CI)14.74 (12.01 to 17.48)18.86 (15.39 to 22.33)21.91 (18.35 to 25.47)
Changes from baseline, days−2.34−0.905.06