Effects of acupuncture on nutritional state of patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): re-analysis of COPD acupuncture trial, a randomized controlled trial

Masao Suzuki, Shigeo Muro, Motonari Fukui, Naoto Ishizaki, Susumu Sato, Tetsuhiro Shiota, Kazuo Endo, Tomoko Suzuki, Tadamichi Mitsuma, Michiaki Mishima, Toyohiro Hirai
2018 BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine  
There are an increasing number of evidences that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a systemic illness and that bodyweight loss is its prominent manifestation. We focused on the nutritional outcomes to find out the effectiveness of acupuncture on nutritional state of COPD patients and on their prognosis in our previous interventional study.
doi:10.1186/s12906-018-2341-3 fatcat:uha4d3vvlbhbvnl47bgb55h5a4