Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Acupuncture may restore lost sense of smell
#Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option for patients who suffer from persistent post-viral olfactory dysfunction (PVOD), or a loss of the sense of smell, according to new research. Olfactory dysfunction can arise from a variety of causes and can profoundly influence a person's quality of life. In tests, over 50% of patients treated with acupuncture experienced a marked improvement in their condition. There is currently no validated pharmacotherapy for PVOD (source: American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery).