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A large randomised study carried out in Germany has found that acupuncture is a useful and cost-effective add-on treatment for asthma patients.

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A prospective, randomised trial carried out in Denmark has found that acupuncture can reduce asthma symptoms and medication use in preschool children.

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A multi-centre, prospective dose-escalation trial has found that a Chinese herbal medicine, ‘Shi-cha Capsule’ (SCC), can significantly improve symptom intensity and duration in patients with the common cold.

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For sufferers of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR), acupuncture treatment can lead to a modest improvement in disease-specific quality of life and can reduce antihistamine use, compared with either sham acupuncture or the...

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A team of Chinese investigators has shown that acupuncture has regulatory effects on mucosal and cellular immunity in patients with allergic asthma.

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According to a trial carried out in Japan, acupuncture is associated with clinically relevant improvements of dyspnoea on exertion (DOE) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Sixty-eight patients with COPD...

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A UK study suggests that living in a damp river valley at low altitude can increase the risk of developing lung problems.

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A systematic review has concluded that Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) interventions appear to have beneficial effects in patients with persistent allergic rhinitis (PAR)

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Preliminary data from a pilot study carried out in the USA suggest that an integrated approach that combines acupuncture with Western medicine can improve symptoms and quality of life for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).

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The addition of acupuncture to an inpatient asthma rehabilitation programme results in improvement in bronchial hyper-reactivity and reduced anxiety for paediatric patients.

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