Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive

Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an important clinical disease, and its global prevalence and mortality rates are high. It is meaningful to investigate the efficacy of integrative respiratory rehabilitation training in quality of life and respiratory physiology of COPD patients in stable phase. OBJECTIVE: To observe the efficacy of integrative respiratory rehabilitation training in exercise ability and quality of life of COPD patients in stable phase.

Author(s): 
Xu, Yuan-hong
Wang, Jun-hua
Li, Hai-feng
Zhu, Xiao-hu
Wang, Gang
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a Tai chi Qigong (TCQ) program in enhancing respiratory functions and activity tolerance in clients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DESIGN: A single-blind, randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Five general outpatient clinics in Hong Kong. INTERVENTION: In total, 206 COPD clients were randomly assigned into one of the three groups, namely, TCQ, exercise, and control group. Subjects in the TCQ group received a TCQ program consisting of two 60-min sessions each week for three months.

Author(s): 
Chan, Aileen W. K.
Lee, Albert
Suen, Lorna K. P.
Tam, Wilson W. S.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

CONTEXT: The initial gain from a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program (PRP) among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) begins to fade away 6 months after the completion of a rehabilitation program. One possible reason may be due to the poor compliance of the patients to the existing forms of home exercise program (e.g., walking, weight training activities, etc.). OBJECTIVES: This study tested the efficacy of health qigong (HQG), a traditional Chinese exercise, as an adjunct home exercise program in optimizing the gains obtained from PRP until 6 months after discharge.

Author(s): 
Ng, Bobby H. P.
Tsang, Hector W. H.
Jones, Alice Y. M.
So, C. T.
Mok, Thomas Y. W.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of Chinese traditional exercise such as t'ai chi and qigong (TCQ) on patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: All prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trials, published in English or Chinese and involving the use of TCQ by patients with COPD, were searched in 10 electronic databases from their respective inceptions to July 2012. The methodological quality of all studies was assessed using the Jadad score.

Author(s): 
Ding, Meng
Zhang, Wei
Li, Kejian
Chen, Xianhai
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the sustaining effects of Tai chi Qigong in improving the physiological health for COPD patients at sixth month. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial. Subjects were in three randomly assigned groups: Tai chi Qigong group, exercise group, and control group. SETTING: The 206 subjects were recruited from five general outpatient clinics. INTERVENTIONS: Tai chi Qigong group completed a 3-month Tai chi Qigong program. Exercise group practiced breathing and walking as an exercise. Control group received usual care.

Author(s): 
Chan, Aileen W. K.
Lee, Albert
Lee, Diana T. F.
Suen, Lorna K. P.
Tam, Wilson W. S.
Chair, S. Y.
Griffiths, Peter
Publication Title: 
TheScientificWorldJournal

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the sustaining effects of Tai Chi Qigong (TCQ) in improving the psychosocial health in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in the sixth month. BACKGROUND: COPD affects both physical and emotional aspects of life. Measures to minimize patients' suffering need to be implemented. METHODS: 206 COPD patients were randomly assigned into three groups: TCQ group, exercise group, and control group. The TCQ group completed a three-month TCQ program, the exercise group practiced breathing and walking exercise, and the control group received usual care.

Author(s): 
Chan, Aileen W. K.
Lee, Albert
Lee, Diana T. F.
Sit, Janet W. H.
Chair, S. Y.
Publication Title: 
Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society

Dyspnea is a cardinal symptom of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and its severity and magnitude increases as the disease progresses, leading to significant disability and a negative effect on quality of life. Refractory dyspnea is a common and difficult symptom to treat in patients with advanced COPD. There are many questions concerning optimal management and, specifically, whether various therapies are effective in this setting.

Author(s): 
Marciniuk, Darcy D.
Goodridge, Donna
Hernandez, Paul
Rocker, Graeme
Balter, Meyer
Bailey, Pat
Ford, Gord
Bourbeau, Jean
O'Donnell, Denis E.
Maltais, Francois
Mularski, Richard A.
Cave, Andrew J.
Mayers, Irvin
Kennedy, Vicki
Oliver, Thomas K.
Brown, Candice
Canadian Thoracic Society COPD Committee Dyspnea Expert Working Group
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious disease constituting a major threat to public health. Current popularity of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in treating COPD implies its potential advantage in improving symptoms, reducing the frequency of acute exacerbation and improving the patients' quality of life. This study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a comprehensive intervention, Bufei Yishen Granule combined with acupoint-sticking therapy, in patients with stable COPD.

Author(s): 
Li, Jian-sheng
Li, Su-yun
Yu, Xue-qing
Xie, Yang
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

BACKGROUND: Chronic lung diseases, including bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, allergic rhinitis and repeated respiratory tract infection (RRTL) in infants, exacerbate frequently in winter because of respiratory viral infections and low temperature. Summer acupoint application therapy (SAAT) is thought to be effective in reducing exacerbation frequency of chronic lung diseases in winter. It is a kind of therapy using a herbal mixture for external application on special acupoints during summer.

Author(s): 
Peng, Jin
Wu, Xia-qiu
He, Li-Yun
Fang, Yi-Gong
Zi, Ming-jie
Yan, Shi-yan
Liu, Bao-Yan
Publication Title: 
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical efficacy of point application or adjuvant therapy on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in stationary phase and effects on pulmonary functions. METHODS: Computer retrieved CNKI, VIP, CBM and other databanks and manual operations retrieved correlative literatures to find randomized controlled trials (RCTs) about comparison between point application or adjuvant therapy and no-point-applications for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in stationary phase in China. RevMan 5.0 software was used for Meta analysis.

Author(s): 
Li, Fengsen
Gao, Zhen
Jing, Jing
Xu, Dan
Upur, Halmurat

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