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One laboratory investigation determined that acupuncture, used alone, lowers mortality rates, increases serum interferon levels, and improves the phagocytosis of viruses. Another investigation found acupuncture effective for enhancing the clinical efficaciousness of anti-viral drugs.
Tai Chi exercise improves lung function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients.
Acupuncture is effective for the alleviation of COPD. First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University researchers stated “acupuncture combined with aerobic training effectively improves the pulmonary function and quality of life.” Maximum oxygen intake and exercise tolerance showed statistically significant improvement with acupuncture.