Acupuncture may help reduce shortness of breath in emphysema patients!

I love adjunctive medicine—therapies that can help the main-stream medical therapies we already perform.

A recent study published in Archives of Internal Medicine showed that weekly acupuncture sessions (with needles placed according to traditional Chinese medicine for bronchial asthma and chronic bronchitis) helped emphysema patients have less shortness of breath and allowed the patients to walk further in a six-minute walk.

Way to go, acupuncture!

Want to read more about this? Archives of Internal Medicine, June 11, 2012; 172 (11): pages 878-886.

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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