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Studien zum Thema Respirationstrakt

TCM herbs effective for asthma

Evidence supporting the use of TCM in asthma treatment in is increasing. Two American authors have reviewed promising TCM interventions for asthma and explored their mechanisms of action. Possible mechanisms at work include anti-inflammation, inhibition of airway smooth muscle contraction, and immunomodulation. One of the authors has recently presented some preliminary results from a clinical trial at a conference. Her team studied the effects of an anti-asthma herbal medicine intervention (ASHMI) consisting of three-herbs (Gan Cao, Ku Shen, and Ling Zhi), which has been shown to improve asthma symptoms. ASHMI was found to reduce total immunoglobulin (Ig)E levels in patients...
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Role of laser acupuncture in chronic respiratory diseases

Abstract Background: Use of laser makes efficient acupuncture application without the use of stainless steel needles. Irradiation with laser of acupuncture points can produce effects of diminishing inflammation, relieving pain, enhancing metabolism, improving tissue regeneration and immunity. Objectives: To discuss its efficacy as non-pharmacological intervention that may provide a valuable adjunctive or alternative treatment for chronic respiratory diseases. Subjects and methods: Indications were 31 patients suffering from chronic respiratory illness (asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis and ILD). They were subdivided into a control group that received conservative treatment with medication and a study group that received a 10 day course of LLL...
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Mit Akupunktur gegen Atemnot bei COPD

Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin: Eines der häufigsten Begleitsymptome der chronisch-obstruktiven Lungenerkrankung bildet die sog. Dyspnoe (erschwerte Atmung). Akupunktur kann dieses Leiden erheblich lindern. Im Rahmen einer prospektiven, placebokontrollierten Studie untersuchten japanische Wissenschaftler die Wirkung von einmal wöchentlich durchgeführter Akupunktur auf die besonders während körperlicher Belastung auftretende Atemnot bei Patienten, die an chronisch obstruktiver Lungenerkrankung (COPD) leiden. Die Akupunkturbehandlung erstreckte sich über einen Zeitraum von drei Monaten. Sie basierte auf standardisierten Akupunkturpunkten hinsichtlich lungenspezifischer Funktionsstörungen sowie in der traditionellen Literatur beschriebenen Punkten für Bronchialasthma und chronischer Bronchitis. Mittels eines 6-Minuten-Gehtests wurden atmungsspezifische Funktionen, wie beispielsweise die respiratorische Muskelkraft der 68 teilnehmenden Probanden,...
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Efficacy of Acupuncture Treatment for Improving the Respiratory Status in Patients Receiving Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation in Intensive Care Units: A Retrospective Observational Study

Abstract Background and Objective: Patients in critical care settings often require prolonged mechanical ventilation (MV) therapy and, occasionally, they cannot be weaned from MV. The authors evaluated the efficacy of acupuncture treatment for improving the respiratory status and promoting successful weaning from prolonged MV in patients at intensive care units (ICUs). Design: Retrospective observational study. Setting: Gifu University Hospital, Gifu, Japan. Subjects: The authors included 16 tracheostomized patients receiving MV for >21 days at the ICU of Gifu University Hospital, who underwent acupuncture therapy for improving their respiratory status. Intervention: Acupuncture treatment was conducted in four sessions per week. Outcome measures: The data of tidal volume...
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Curative effect of heat-sensitive moxibustion on chronic persistent asthma: a multicenter randomized controlled trial

Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare the curative effects of heat-sensitive moxibustion with conventional drugs on chronic persistent asthma and seek avaluable therapy to replace Western Medicine. METHODS: The participants in this multi-center, randomized, and controlled study were randomly divided into two groups: group A (n=144), treated with heat-sensitive moxibustion (50 sessions) and group B (n=144), treated with Seretide (salmeterol 50 μg/fluticasone 250 μg, twice a day). The scores of asthma control test (ACT), forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), peak expiratory flow (PEF), and attack frequency were measured after 15, 30, 60, and 90 days of treatment. Patients followed up...
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Akupunktur verbessert Lebensqualität bei Asthmapatienten

Bei Patienten mit chronischem Asthma wird häufig Akupunktur angewendet, obwohl nur unzureichende Evidenz für die Wirksamkeit der Akupunktur vorliegt. In der Studie von Brinkhaus et al. (2017) wurde die Wirksamkeit von Akupunktur als Ergänzung zur Standardbehandlung im Vergleich zur Standardbehandlung alleine bei Patienten mit allergischem Asthma untersucht. Die Studie war als randomisierte (Personen werden zufällig unterschiedlichen Gruppen zugeordnet), kontrollierte Studie anlegt, bei der die Patienten in der Interventionsgruppe bis zu 15 Akupunktursitzung innerhalb von 3 Monaten erhielten und die Kontrollgruppe hingegen nur die Standardbehandlung. Patienten, die der Randomisierung in eine der beiden Gruppen nicht zustimmten, erhielten Akupunkturbehandlungen in den ersten...
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Acupuncture combined with acupoint injection for 25 cases of post-cold cough

Abstract Objective To observe the efficacy of acupuncture combined with acupoint injection for post-cold cough. Methods Twenty-five cases of post-cold cough, who visited the department of acupuncture-moxibustion of our hospital from January 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016, were reviewed, and all the patients were treated by acupuncture combined with acupoint injection. Acupoint selection for acupuncture: bilateral Dìngchuăn ( EX-B 1), Fēngmén ( BL 12), Lièquē  LU 7), Fèishū ( BL 13) and Shènshū  BL 23); the acupuncture was conducted once a day, with 1 day of interval after 6 days; 6 times was considered as 1 course, and 2 consecutive courses were needed. Acupoint...
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Acupuncture & allergic asthma

In a randomised controlled study, patients of 18 years or older with allergic asthma were assigned to either routine care plus acupuncture (15 sessions over three months, 184 patients) or routine care alone (173 patients). Patients who did not consent to randomisation also received acupuncture (1088 patients). At three months, asthma specific quality of life and health-related general quality of life improved significantly in both acupuncture groups compared to controls. (Effectiveness of acupuncture in patients with allergic asthma – the Acupuncture in Routine Care (ARC) Study. Focus Altern Complement T Quelle: www.jcm.co.uk

A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Acupuncture in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Background: Dyspnea on exertion (DOE) is a major symptom of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is difficult to control. This study was performedtodeterminewhetheracupunctureissuperiorto placebo needling in improving DOE in patients with COPD who are receiving standard medication. Methods: Sixty-eightof111patientsfromtheKansairegion of Japan who were diagnosed as having COPD and were receiving standard medication participated in a randomized, parallel-group, placebo-controlled trial(July1, 2006, through March 31, 2009) in which the patients, evaluators, and statistician were unaware of the random allocation. Participants were randomly assigned to traditionalacupuncture(real acupuncture group,n=34)orplaceboneedling(placeboacupuncturegroup,n=34).Both groups received real or placebo needling at thes ame acupoints once a week for...
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Acupuncture Relieves Asthma Attacks

Quelle (07 APRIL 2018): http://www.healthcmi.com Researchers find acupuncture effective for relieving allergic asthma, a type of asthma triggered by allergens (e.g., dust mites, mold, pollen, foods). Symptoms include wheezing, difficulty breathing, itchy eyes, sinusitis, rhinitis, a general feeling of malaise, and sneezing. In a randomized controlled trial of 1,445 patients, acupuncture provided lasting relief for six months. Acupuncture was provided for a maximum of 15 treatments over a three month period. Patients receiving acupuncture demonstrated significant relief from allergic asthma at all data points, including the six month post-treatment follow-up data point. Only manual acupuncture was administered. Laser acupuncture, electroacupuncture,...
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