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Tai chi can improve the pulmonary function of asthmatic children. Thirty asthmatic children were randomised either to a 12-week tai chi programme (TC) or no treatment. Baseline pulmonary function was assessed at rest, after...

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This joint study carried out by the University of Michigan and the Beijing Heart Lung and Blood Vessel Research Centre compared 102 children who took Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for their mild intermittent asthma with 109...

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Anaesthetists from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, have reported that the use of acupuncture in bronchial asthma can not only releive symptoms but also reduce the hospital's drugs bill (Schott C. et. al. Erfahrungsheikunde;...

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In a randomised controlled study, patients of 18 years or older with allergic asthma were assigned to either routine care plus acupuncture (15 sessions over three months, 184 patients) or routine care alone (173 patients)....

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The Chinese herbal formula Ding Chuan Tang, given to 28 stablilised, mild to moderate persistent asthmatic children, aged 8-15, for 12 weeks significantly improved airway hyper-responsiveness compared to 24 children given placebo....

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ASHMI, a Chinese preparation comprised of three herbs ( a simplification of a fourteen-herb formula used to treat asthma in Chinese hospitals) was found to be almost as effective as prednisone in a comparative study, with none of...

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A prospective, single-blinded, randomised crossover-controlled study has been carried out to determine the efficacy of acupuncture in treating asthma. Eighteen patients were randomly assigned to receive one treatment of either...

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Evidence supporting the use of TCM in asthma treatment in is increasing. Two American authors have reviewed promising TCM interventions for asthma and explored their mechanisms of action. Possible mechanisms at work include...

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