ALLERGY: Edited by Sandra Y. LinIntegrative medical approaches to allergic rhinitisAsher, Benjamin F.; Seidman, Michael D.; Reddy, William D.; Omole, Folashade S.Author Information aAsher Integrative Ear, Nose and Throat, New York, USA bDepartment of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Henry Ford Health System cIntegrative Healthcare Policy Consortium, Pinecrest Wellness Center dMorehouse School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine Correspondence to Benjamin F. Asher, MD, FACS, Private Practice Asher Integrative Ear, Nose and Throat, 200 W. 57th Street, Suite 1103, New York, NY 10019, USA. Tel: +1 212 223 4225; e-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery: June 2015 - Volume 23 - Issue 3 - p 221-225 doi: 10.1097/MOO.0000000000000152 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review Complementary and integrative medicine (CIM), formerly known as alternative medicine, is now part of the mainstream management for patients with a host of medical issues. This current opinion focuses on the use of CIM, more specifically, the use of nutritional and herbal therapies and homeopathic medications for patients with allergic symptoms. Recent findings The literature review revealed that naturally occurring substances when compared with placebo more often than not resulted in significant improvement of the allergic rhinitis symptoms. Summary Despite encouraging results, additional studies with greater rigor are needed. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.