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COPD patients could benefit from acupuncture

16th May 2012

New research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has indicated that acupuncture appears to be associated with improvement of dyspnea on exertion in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which experts fear could become a leading cause of death over the next few years.

A small trial has demonstrated clinically relevant improvements in dyspnea on exertion, with the management of dyspnea regarded as an important target in the treatment of COPD. The trial was carried out by a team at Kyoto University and Meiji University of Integrative Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.

 

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