ChiroACCESS Clinical Review

Asthma: Therapy

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Lead Author(s): 

Dwain M. Daniel, D.C.


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Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT)

Published on

February 11, 2009

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The use of complementary therapies in the treatment of asthma is quite remarkable.  Sixty percent of individuals with moderate asthma and 70% of individuals with severe asthma have sought additional treatment to complement the traditional medical model (1).  A wide variety of conservative interventions were located for the treatment of asthma.  Unfortunately most studies for individual interventions are either limited in number or of limited quality.  Although most therapies have a clinical basis of evidence, support in the scientific literature is weak.  Most authors emphasize the urgent need for additional study in this understudied yet extremely important area of health care (2-4).  Virtually all conservative interventions are tested while the patient is maintaining regular medical care.

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