Acupuncture for Chronic Obstructive Bronchitis

Written by: DrTonyWillcox | May 24, 2013

Acupuncture In The Treatment Of Patients
 With Chronic Obstructive Bronchitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Vadim Buevich, MD
Iraida G. Menshikova, MD
Irina V. Skliar, MD
Elena E. Kalashnikova, MD
Elena A. Shevchenko, MD
Marina Loevets, MD

Lung Disorders

Lung Conditions

A patient receiving warm herb therapy for promoting lung function and receiving cough

Main Outcome Measures Change from baseline in bronchitis symptoms, respiratory tests (vital capacity, FEV1 [forced expiratory volume in 1 second], and FEF25, 50, 75 [forced expiratory flow]), and blood gases.
Results A statistically significant improvement from baseline, and in comparison with the control group, was attained in patients without pulmonary hypertension and for those with compensated chronic cor pulmonale. The degree of improvement in acupuncture patients with decompensated cor pulmonale, however, was no higher than in the control group. 
Conclusions This study suggests that acupuncture is a safe and effective method in the complex therapy of patients with chronic obstructive bronchitis. It improves airway permeability, pulmonary hemodynamics, and the functional state of respiratory muscles. Acupuncture allows for a decrease in the drug load on patients and increases the efficacy of treatment in general.

Acupuncture In The Treatment Of Patients
 With Chronic Obstructive Bronchitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Acupuncture has been found effective for the relief of Bronchitis a study at Shi Jia Zhuang Hospital concludes.

Acupuncture Zen in Delray Beach helping local patients with chronic obstructive lung disease and COPD including cough and asthma.

Dr. Tony Willcox PhD. has earned his Double Doctorate in Acupuncture, one from the United States, a DAOM Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and a Ph.D. from China at the Anhui University of Chinese Medicine in Hefei in Anhui Province, Peoples Republic of China. Dr. Tony has had the experience of being the Official Acupuncture Doctor for the National Hockey Leagues (NHL) Florida Panthers for ten years and five years treating an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fight team. Both of these super athlete teams have reaped the rewards and benefits of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

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