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Acupuncture provides benefits to patients with asthma

May 16, 2017

Receiving acupuncture treatment along with routine care was associated with increased health-related and disease-specific quality of life compared with routine care alone in patients with allergic asthma, according to research recently published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

“Several studies in the last 2 decades that evaluated the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of asthma have been inconclusive. More research in this area has been encouraged,” Benno Brinkhaus, MD, professor of internal medicine and clinical epidemiology, Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite´ Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany, and colleagues wrote. “Additionally, most trials compared acupuncture with sham acupuncture to further investigate the specific benefit.”

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