AcuTrials

Effects of acupuncture in bronchial asthma: preliminary communication

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Title

Effects of acupuncture in bronchial asthma: preliminary communication

Date

1982

volume

75(4)

pages

245-248

Research Type

RCT

Abstract

Twenty patients randomly assigned to an experimental and a control group participated in a double blind study to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture in bronchial asthma, using the peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) as an index of bronchial patency. All patients in the control group showed a significant improvement in their PEFR while only 3 patients in the treated group showed an improvement. A subjective improvement and a reduction in drug dosages were observed in both groups. It is concluded that acupuncture has a placebo effect in bronchial asthma

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

3 Weeks

has health condition studied

Respiratory Tract Diseases

has study population number

20

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