Am J Chin Med. 1993 ; 21(2): 113-7.
Beneficial effect of acupuncture on adult patients with asthma bronchiale.
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, University of Vienna, Austria.
In a retrospective study 17 patients with long-standing history of asthma bronchiale were treated with acupuncture at the outpatient unit of the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in the University Hospital of Vienna. The subjective effectiveness of the treatment was determined using a standard questionnaire, which was sent to the patients' homes half a year after starting acupuncture treatment. Over 70% of our patients reported a significant improvement of their ailments after ten weeks of treatment as well as half a year after starting acupuncture.