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Hong Kong researchers have concluded that tai chi is a useful exercise for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, and can lead to sustained improvements in their health.

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A systematic review carried out by Chinese authors suggests that compared with Western conventional medicine or placebo Chinese herbal medicine can more effectively improve the core symptoms of post-infectious cough, have earlier antitussive effect and enhance patients' quality of life.

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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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