Acupuncture treatment in asthma

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Kozovska, Kristina (2019) Acupuncture treatment in asthma. European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research, 7 (3). pp. 61-63. ISSN 2394-3211


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Asthma is a chronic obstructive airway inflammation that causes breathing problems. It is characterized by an
unusually strong immune response and chronic inflammation of the tracheobronchial stem. Typical symptoms are:
cough, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness and often these symptoms are triggered by external factors as allergens, exercise, exposure to irritants, viral respiratory infections or change in the weather. The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for asthma involves treatments with acupuncture, herbal medicine and tai chi. The aim of
the acupuncture treatment is to achieve a good control of the symptoms. In the research are included 19 patients, 15
female and 4 male, on age from 10 to 73. All patients were diagnosed with asthma. All patients were treated with
acupuncture treatment on the same acupuncture points. Acupuncture points used in the treatment are: ST25
(TIanShu), RN11 (JianLi), RN4 (QuanYuan), LI4 (HeGu), SP6 (SanYinJiao), ST36 (ZuSanLi), Ex-HN1(SiShenCong), GV20 (BaiHui), Ex-HN-3 (YinTang), Ex-HN-5 (TaiYang), Ex-HN-8 (ShangYingXiang), CV22 (TianTu) and LR3 (TaiChong). Most common age group is from 40 to 50. All treated patients responded well to the treatments. In all patients was achieved positive effect with certain number of treatments. Most of the patients - 13 have done 1 to 5 treatments. The acupuncture treatment in asthma gives positive results and helps in the improvement of the symptoms, the lung function, the breathing and decreases the inflammation in airways and medication dosages.

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Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 11:53
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2020 11:53

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