Acupuncture in treatment of stable asthma.

  title={Acupuncture in treatment of stable asthma.},
  author={W Biernacki and Mick D Peake},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  volume={92 9},
Previous studies of acupuncture in asthma have reported conflicting results, some claiming benefit for some patients. We conducted a randomized, double-blind (patient and evaluator) study in 23 non-smoking asthmatics (10 M; 13 F) aged 43 +/- 15 years with forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) 59 +/- 16% pred. After initial assessment (respiratory function tests and Asthma Quality Life Questionnaire) patients were randomized to receive either 'real' or 'sham' acupuncture. The measurements were… CONTINUE READING


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