and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
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Jobst et al (1986) 1 studied the effect of acupuncture on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. They found that 12 patients receiving true acupuncture showed significantly greater benefit than a placebo acupuncture group (n=12) in terms of subjective scores of breathlessness and sixminute walking distance.
Fung et al (1986) 2 found that real acupuncture was significantly superior to sham acupuncture in protecting against exerciseinduced asthma in nineteen children.
1 Jobst, K. Chen,
J.H., McPherson, K., Arrowsmith, J., Brown, V., Efthimiou, J., Fletcher,
H.J., Maciocia, G., Mole, Shifrin, K., et. al.
2 Fung, K.P., Chow,
O.K, So, S.Y.