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.