Acupuncture helps ease breathing in COPD
According to a trial carried out in Japan, acupuncture is associated with clinically relevant improvements of dyspnoea on exertion (DOE) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Sixty-eight patients with COPD were randomised to either real or non-penetrating placebo acupuncture for 12 weeks, in addition to standard medication. A standardised acupuncture protocol was used (Zho ...
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