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Article: Effect of acupuncture on bronchial asthma

TitleEffect of acupuncture on bronchial asthma
Authors
Issue Date1976
PublisherPortland Press Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.clinsci.org/
Citation
Clinical Science And Molecular Medicine, 1976, v. 51 n. 5, p. 503-509 How to Cite?
AbstractNeedle acupuncture was performed at 3 sites in 20 patients in a clinical attack of bronchial asthma. In all patients the symptoms of bronchoconstriction improved during the attacks when the correct site was stimulated, and in 5 patients wheezing was abolished. Stimulation at the correct site produced a significant increase in the mean FEV(1.0) (58%) and FVC (29%) but not in maximal midexpiratory flow rate (MMFR; 76%), when compared with the findings before acupuncture, along with a significant fall in the Pa,CO2 and an insignificant fall in Pa,O2. A mild tachycardia was also observed. After acupuncture a greater improvement in FEV(1.0), FVC and MMFR was produced by inhalation of isoprenaline. No significant changes in FEV(1.0), FVC, MMFR, pulse rate or arterial blood gas tensions occurred after acupuncture at control sites. In 4 of the patients during clinical remission acupuncture was performed before and after histamine aerosol challenge, but there was no effect on either the severity or the duration of the histamine induced bronchoconstriction. It is concluded that acupuncture probably reduced the reflex component of the bronchoconstriction, but failed to influence direct smooth muscle constriction caused by histamine.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/175597
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dc.contributor.authorYu, DYCen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, SPen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-26T09:00:04Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-26T09:00:04Z-
dc.date.issued1976en_US
dc.identifier.citationClinical Science And Molecular Medicine, 1976, v. 51 n. 5, p. 503-509en_US
dc.identifier.issn0301-0538en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/175597-
dc.description.abstractNeedle acupuncture was performed at 3 sites in 20 patients in a clinical attack of bronchial asthma. In all patients the symptoms of bronchoconstriction improved during the attacks when the correct site was stimulated, and in 5 patients wheezing was abolished. Stimulation at the correct site produced a significant increase in the mean FEV(1.0) (58%) and FVC (29%) but not in maximal midexpiratory flow rate (MMFR; 76%), when compared with the findings before acupuncture, along with a significant fall in the Pa,CO2 and an insignificant fall in Pa,O2. A mild tachycardia was also observed. After acupuncture a greater improvement in FEV(1.0), FVC and MMFR was produced by inhalation of isoprenaline. No significant changes in FEV(1.0), FVC, MMFR, pulse rate or arterial blood gas tensions occurred after acupuncture at control sites. In 4 of the patients during clinical remission acupuncture was performed before and after histamine aerosol challenge, but there was no effect on either the severity or the duration of the histamine induced bronchoconstriction. It is concluded that acupuncture probably reduced the reflex component of the bronchoconstriction, but failed to influence direct smooth muscle constriction caused by histamine.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPortland Press Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.clinsci.org/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Science and Molecular Medicineen_US
dc.subject.meshAcupuncture Therapyen_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAsthma - Physiopathology - Therapyen_US
dc.subject.meshBlood Pressureen_US
dc.subject.meshCarbon Dioxide - Blooden_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshForced Expiratory Volumeen_US
dc.subject.meshHeart Rateen_US
dc.subject.meshHistamineen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshOxygen - Blooden_US
dc.titleEffect of acupuncture on bronchial asthmaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLee, SP: sumlee@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.pmid991548-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0017192417en_US
dc.identifier.volume51en_US
dc.identifier.issue5en_US
dc.identifier.spage503en_US
dc.identifier.epage509en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:A1976CJ51300011-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridYu, DYC=7404666317en_US
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