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Is Acupuncture helpful to people with COPD?

Reza Tafazoli (Irvine, CA) on Sep 21, 2012
There are some proven ways acupuncture can help patients with COPD. -Improving neurological communication from the brain to the lungs to improve the functionality of the lungs. -Relaxing rib cage muscles, so patient can breathe easier -Regulating the patient's mood, easing stress and anxiety Here's a recent study that just came out on acupuncture and COPD. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to call our office.
Kathleen Rosenblatt (Los Angeles, CA) on Sep 21, 2012
Acupuncture has been effective in helping all lung disorders, including improving "incurable" emphysema. The adrenal glands are targeted, since they play a big role in helping asthma and COPD. I use massage, acupuncture and the PEMF Pulsed Electromagnetic Field stimulator, which regenerates cell tissue and rejuvenates the cell membrane, moving nutrients in and toxins out. I have seen great results with COPD.
Dale Tope (Pflugerville, TX) on Oct 14, 2012
Recent studies have shown that acupuncture can increase oxygen uptake, and increase exercise tolerance with COPD patients. Depending on whether your condition is chronic bronchitis or emphysema, we may have a Chinese herbal formula to help you breathe easier, as well.
Christopher Serrell (Westminster, CO) on Oct 14, 2012
With regular treatment acupuncture can help arrest the symptoms of COPD.
Christopher Serrell (Westminster, CO) on Oct 14, 2012
With regular treatment acupuncture can help arrest the symptoms of COPD.
Adi Barad (Winnetka, IL) on Oct 14, 2012
Acupuncture and nutritional supplements can be effective in some stages of COPD, on a case to case basis. I would be happy to offer a free phone consultation. You can reach me at: 847-922-4039 Thank you, Adi Barad,LAc.
Jason Bussell (Wilmette, IL) on Oct 14, 2012
Acupuncture can relax the chest and ease breathing. It will not undo the damage of COPD, but it can make the patient more comfortable and make them able to do more activities.
Eden Lung (San Diego, CA) on Oct 2, 2012
It can help with COPD symptoms like fatique, phlegm, coughing. It also helps to prevent with pneumonia, possible cancer.
Kim Vandeveer (Rohnert Park, CA) on Oct 1, 2012
yes, it might take a while since its a chronic condition
Nilsa Compton (Charleston, SC) on Oct 1, 2012
Yes, I have a client who has been diagnosed with COPD, and has been receiving treatments for several months. Initially, she arrived using an oxygen machine, which she had to use most of the day. After receiving treatments for several months, for 3 times a week, she has reduced her oxygen machine use to as needed. She has definitely seen an improvement in herself and feels more energetic and hopeful overall.
Marco Di Bonaventura (King Of Prussia, PA) on Oct 1, 2012
COPD from a Chinese perspective could have several different pathologies. Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture generally have great success. It is always recommended to get a complete exam from a qualified Chinese medicine practitioner to determine if Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture could be of benefit to you.
Andy Ly (Sterling Heights, MI) on Sep 30, 2012
Acupuncture can help but it may take a while with a few sessions. You can also try Traditional Chinese cupping treatment or Traditional Chinese herbal pills that may help releif the COPD - for more info visit
Chang Oh (Stevenson Ranch, CA) on Sep 29, 2012
not only acupuncture. moxibustion & herbal tea needs to combined.
Portia Barnblatt (San Francisco, CA) on Sep 29, 2012
Yes. COPD patients often have lots of phlegm congested inside as well as poor circulation. Best results will combining Chinese herbs with acupuncture.
Katalin Csoka (Mission Viejo, CA) on Sep 29, 2012
As a pulmonary specialist and as an acupuncturist, my answer is YES. A well versed practitioner has to diagnose you my TCM, identify the rot cause of your COPD (that is "cover" name for many diff origin conditions) and several treatments needd.
Mary Maurer (Cave Creek, AZ) on Sep 29, 2012
Yes Acupuncture & Asian Medicines are extremely helpful with the COPD condition. This is a condition where the Lung and Kidney organs are depleted in their energetics as well as their support to each other. Acupuncturist work on the needed energetic support of both organ systems individually and to each other. The body having the needed energy and nutrients will then heal itself.
Kexin Bao (Rosemead, CA) on Sep 29, 2012
Acupuncture/moxibustion/herbal medicine etc. are helpful for such condition. It is not fast to cure, will take time! Please contact me via phone (626) 288-1199. Dr. Kexin Bao. L.Ac., Ph.D.
Serena Bordes (Boca Raton, FL) on Sep 28, 2012
Thank you for your inquiry. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture work very well with COPD. Several studies show that the breathlessness that occurs with COPD is reduced signigicantly with acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture treats the body as a whole, and goes to the root of the problem, not just alleviating symptoms. We use acupuncture to tap into the deeper aspects of the body involved with disharmony leading to disease and treat the root. I encourage you to give acupuncture a try to see how it can not only benefit the COPD condition, but overall health. Please feel free to make an appointment at your earliest opportunity to begin rebalancing to your optimal state of health. Warmly, Dr. Serena Bordes Acucare Healing Center Boca Raton, FL
Crystal Dmytryk (New York, NY) on Sep 28, 2012
Yes but you are looking at long term treatment and more importantly Chinese Herbs!
Soon Pak (Bayside, NY) on Sep 28, 2012
Yes. Acupuncture activates the body's Qi and promotes natural healing by harmonizing the organ's energy.
Shohreh Younessian Pedouim (Los Angeles, CA) on Sep 28, 2012
Oh, Yes it is. especially if you take herbal medicine. Chinese medicine is based on 5 things, herbs, acupuncture, Tuina(therapeutic massage) , diet and exercise (Chi Gong). for COPD and many other conditions herbs have stronger effect than acupuncture and acupuncture is stronger than massage . together they reenforce each other effects.
Maria Baraybar Lee (Denver, CO) on Sep 28, 2012
I will need to know more about the symptoms you are experiencing, pulmonary problems have many diferent symptoms and according to those is the severity of the case. I will need more information, we offer free consultation.