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BY EBHAN LOUGHLIN
The Galway Chest Clinic has just launched its new Breathe Freely programme designed to improve the quality of life of people with chronic lung diseases, many of whom suffer from considerable shortness of breath on carrying out simple daily tasks. In particular, patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) due to smoking benefit from such courses.
The World Health Organization lists hundreds of conditions that can be treated with acupuncture. Some of the conditions that affect breathing are infections, such as colds and flu, bronchitis, asthma, and eye, ear, nose, throat, and sinus infections. Patients with lung cancer could find acupuncture useful to strengthen their immunity and reduce the side-effects of conventional medicine.
The exact cause of asthma is not known. According to the 2002 AIRI report, 470,000 people have asthma in Ireland, meaning approximately one in eight suffer from it. Ireland has the fourth highest prevalence of asthma in the world after Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.