Modern medicine offers treatments based on agonists of β-adrenergic receptors, leading to the dilatation of muscles in the bronchi and anti-inflammatory drugs, mostly steroids. In this situation many patients look for other therapies, including acupuncture.
Since acupuncture is widely used in treatment of allergic diseases, including bronchial asthma or allergic rhinitis, relatively early its efficacy was investigated by the treatment of allergic rhinitisdisorders.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a chronic disease of unknown causes, which manifests itself in abdominal pain and alteration of bowel habits. The above symptoms do not result from any organic or biochemical changes. It is estimated that these dysfunctions of the gastrointestinal tract concern about every tenth person.
Therapies offered by modern medicine may be troublesome for patients and do not always guarantee success in the form of permanent weight reduction. For this reason, patients often try complementary therapies, and their interest in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture has been growing rapidly