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We performed the following study in order to verify if acupuncture has any positive therapeutic effects on asthma, as it has been claimed for ages, despite of lack of evidence. Methods: 89 patients with mild or moderate persistent asthma (GINA criteria), after signing consent form, were randomized into 2 groups:
Students T test and One Way Repeated Measures Analysis of Variance were performed to analyze the data. There was no significant difference between sham and real acupuncture.
Conclusion: Acupuncture may have positive effects in the treatment of asthma associated with evidence based allopathic medication.
Key Words: Acupuncture, Spirometry Measurements, Asthma
Writer: Dr. Jinpai Hong