Acupuncture can improve quality of life for those with COPD

(Natural News) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a deadly disease with a high mortality rate. It is characterized by obstruction of the airflow and inflammation along the airways, which affect an individual’s ability to breathe. Due to these factors, people with COPD tend to suffer from breathlessness and are limited in terms of physical...
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Non-pharmacological approaches are effective strategies for difficult to palliate breathlessness. Whilst acupuncture is effective for dyspnoea in early-stage COPD, little is known about its effects in patients with advanced (non-)malignant diseases.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Nonpharmacological approaches are effective strategies for difficult to palliate breathlessness. Although acupuncture is effective for dyspnea in early-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), little is known about its effects in patients with advanced (non)malignant diseases.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Conclusion: The results of this study will provide updated evidence for weather acupuncture is an effective and safe intervention for COPD. Ethics and dissemination: It is not necessary for this systematic review to acquire an ethical approval. This review will be disseminated in a peer-reviewed journal or conference presentation. PROSPERO registration number: PROSPERO CRD42019136087.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
(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
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