Short-term Effects of Acupuncture on Pulmonary Function and Heart Rate in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Diego M. Marino, Kamilla T. Marrara, Valéria A. P. Di Lorenzo, Marcelo L. Silva and Josie R. T. Silva

Few studies have assessed the therapeutic efficacy of acupuncture for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In the trial reported here, six individuals with a diagnosis of COPD were assessed before and after acupuncture treatment. Respiratory function was found to improve after treatment, with increased forced vital capacity and decreased heart rate. This suggests that acupuncture treatment may be effective in the treatment of advanced cases of COPD

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AuthorDiego M. Marino, Kamilla T. Marrara, Valéria A. P. Di Lorenzo, Marcelo L. Silva and Josie R. T. Silva

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