Objectification of the bronchodilatory effect of auriculotherapy and acupuncture

Milan Kantorek, D. Danielova
Czech Republic


The authors observed a group of patients with bronchial obstruction (bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis). The patients were subjected to spirometric investigation (fv curve) before and after the application of auriculotherapeutic and acupuncture intervention. The authors determined that auriculotherapy and acupuncture have a positive influence on significant improvement of pulmonary ventilation, which is objectively demonstrable by the bronchomotor tests performed. This bronchodilatory effect is comparable with the effect of beta sympathomimetic bronchodilation, commonly used during bronchomotor tests.