Medicine recommends use of drugs expanding the bronchi, mucolitycs, antiinflamatory drugs, including corticosteroids. Patients mindfull of hazards linked with usage of drugs look for alternative therapies, also in accupunctute.
There are no evidence what so ever for effectiveness of acupuncture in treatment of lung cancer of any sort. It is imperative, that such diagnosis should be followed by conventional treatment.
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.