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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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Practising qigong may protect elite swimmers from upper respiratory tract infections (URIs), US researchers have found.

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Skin impedance measured at points on the Lung channel may correlate with asthma status, say Hong Kong scientists.

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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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A Chinese herbal paste may help to reduce winter exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a Chinese study.

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A combination of the Chinese herbal formulae Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang (Ephedra, Apricot Kernel, Gypsum and Licorice Decoction) and Yin Qiao San (Honeysuckle and Forsythia Powder) can be used as an alternative to the drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) to treat H1N1 influenza virus infection.

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Paracetamol has been linked with the development of asthma and allergies by a large international trial.

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A three-month programme of simplified (13-form) taichi qigong (two x sixty minute sessions a week) was found to be superior to both an exercise group (walking plus breathing techniques) and a control group (usual activities) in...

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A herbal formula known as Antiwei has been shown to reduce the severity of influenza symptom scores by 50%.

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