Effects of acupuncture on COPD: Review and meta-analysis

(Natural News) Researchers from the Henan University of Chinese Medicine evaluated the efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy (AT) in improving the functional effects and the quality of life of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The results of their review and meta-analysis were published in the journal BioMed Research International. The researchers searched through various databases for...
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is highly prevalent around the world and has a large impact on its patients, leading to a poor health-related quality of life (HRQL) and exercise capacity. Even under optimal medications, there are still many patients with poor HRQL. Body acupuncture therapy (BAT) is a non-invasive and a popular therapy. Therefore, we aimed to comprehensively analyze the effects of BAT in COPD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight electronic databases were searched. We included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that evaluated the effect of BAT, medication (M), and pu...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated the relationship between chronic cough and clinicopathological features in postoperative patients with non ‐small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and evaluated the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy for the treatment of postoperative chronic cough in patients with NSCLC.MethodsWe retrospectively evaluated 171 patients with NSCLC who received lobectomy at our center between September 2017 and February 2018. The Mandarin Chinese version of the Leicester Cough Questionnaire (LCQ ‐MC) was used to evaluate the degree of cough in patients. Postoperative cough was assessed by a visual analog scale (V...
Source: Thoracic Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Condition:   Acupuncture Therapy, Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive Intervention:   Procedure: acupuncture Sponsor:   Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
There are an increasing number of evidences that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a systemic illness and that bodyweight loss is its prominent manifestation. We focused on the nutritional outcom...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated whether electro-acupuncture (EA) affects the CAP in COPD.MethodsSprague-Dawley rats were induced into COPD through exposure to cigarette smoke combined with lipopolysaccharide. EA treatment was applied at Zusanli (ST36) and Feishu (BL13) points for 30 min/d for 7 d. Seventy-two rats were randomly divided into six study groups, including normal, normal + EA, normal + α-bungarotoxin (α-BGT) (the antagonist of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor α7 subunit (α7nAChR)) + EA, COPD, COPD + EA, and COPD + α-BGT + EA. Lung function, pathology and vagus nerve discharge we...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy (AT) for improving functional effects and quality of life in COPD patients. Methods: PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chongqing VIP (CQVIP), and Wanfang Data were searched. The randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the effect of AT on COPD patients were included. Primary outcome measures included six-minute walk distance (6MWD) and St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ). Study selection, data extraction, and risk of bi...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
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