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Acupuncture for Cough

Posted by Peng Zhang on Friday, August 17, 2018, In : Respiratory system 
34-year-old Sharon had a bad cough for over 2 months. She'd actually had a similar sinario 2 years ago, which lasted 4 months. This time, after a cold, it kept on and on again, bothering her day and night. It was a dry cough, which could be triggered by change of temperature, speaking or unknown reason. Sometimes it could be a paroxysmal spasmodic fit. It was her physiotherapist who noticed her stubborn problem then recommended she come to see me. At the time, I wasn't feeling too confident a...
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Acupuncture in Patients with Allergic Asthma: A Randomized Pragmatic Trial

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, In : Respiratory system 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28287818 J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Mar 13. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0357. 
By Brinkhaus B, Roll S, Jena S, Icke K, Adam D, Binting S, Lotz F, et al., 

Abstract
 
BACKGROUND: 
Although the available evidence is insufficient, acupuncture is used in patients suffering from chronic asthma. The aim of this pragmatic study was to investigate the effectiveness of acupuncture in addition to routine care in patients with allergic asthma compared to treatment with routin...

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Acupuncture for Cough - Typical Case

Posted by Peng Zhang on Friday, January 6, 2012, In : Respiratory system 

Angela started having a bad cough one and a half years ago. She also had breathlessness and often brought up phlegm. The symptoms were worse when she went upstairs or rushed around. These made 35 year-old her feel like an old lady. X-ray and blood tests didn't show anything positive so the doctor couldn’t make a diagnosis. She had been given antibiotics and several other medications, which didn’t help. Recently she had been trying homeopathic remedy and it didn’t seem to be helpful eith...


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