Efficacy of acupuncture in children with asthma: a systematic review

Chi Feng Liu, Li Wei Chien

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摘要

Background: We performed a systematic review of the efficacy of various types of acupuncture in the treatment of asthma in children. Methods: We searched the MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases up to October 20, 2014. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of children and adolescents (1], PEF). Two additional crossover RCTs showed no significant differences between single sessions of laser acupuncture and placebo acupuncture on baseline, postacupuncture, and postinduced bronchoconstriction values (% predicted FEV1, maximum expiratory flow). A recent study showed a significant effect of acupuncture paired with acupressure on medication use and symptoms in preschool-age children. Methodologic and reporting variability remains an issue. However, the results suggest that acupuncture may have a beneficial effect on PEF or PEF variability in children with asthma. Conclusions: The efficacy of acupuncture on other outcome measures is unclear. Large-scale RCTs are needed to further assess the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of asthma in children.
原文英語
文章編號155
期刊Italian Journal of Pediatrics
41
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 七月 7 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 兒科、圍產兒和兒童健康

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