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Alternative and complementary treatment for food allergy.
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PMID:  22244237     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Despite increased consumer interest in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for the treatment of food allergy, there remains a relative paucity of knowledge regarding the clinical efficacy, mechanisms of action, and safety of most CAM treatments available to consumers. This article focuses on recent advances in CAM for food allergy, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, probiotics, and alternative approaches to allergen immunotherapy. The mechanism of action of several novel approaches to treatment of food allergy is reviewed, but FAHF-2 is the only investigational herbal formulation currently validated for use in human clinical trials.
Authors:
Julia Ann Wisniewski; Xiu-Min Li
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-12-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Immunology and allergy clinics of North America     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1557-8607     ISO Abbreviation:  Immunol Allergy Clin North Am     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805635     Medline TA:  Immunol Allergy Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, University of Virginia, 409 Lane Road, Box 801355, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA.
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