Holistic treatments for asthma in children: TCM found to be effective at reducing attacks, hospitalizations

The regulatory effects of established Chinese herbal formulas as well as time-honored practices such as acupuncture and moxibustion were recently reviewed by a team from the Bureau of National Health Insurance of Taiwan. In it, researchers found that holistic treatments based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) were effective in reducing symptoms of pediatric asthma. The authors concluded that a TCM program could lower exacerbations and hospitalization frequency for children with asthma by reducing the vagal tone in asthmatic patients.

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