TITLE

Breathing exercises for asthma: panacea or placebo?

AUTHOR(S)
Pearson, Mike G.
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Thorax;Dec2007, Vol. 62 Issue 12, p1033
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the randomised trial of adding the Papworth technique, a combination of breathing and relaxation exercises introduced for hyperventilation syndromes, to care in patients with asthma in Great Britain. Research shows that exercise-induced asthma and voluntary hyperventilation without exercise can both induce bronchospasm in sensitive individuals' with little inflammation. Moreover, the author stated that the said research is insufficient to change management recommendations.
ACCESSION #
27885444

 

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