available options and make sure acupuncture would be a suitable choice.
Yes it will, but please talk to your acupuncturist for further information.
Take care of yourself.
Mary Hills, DACM, LAc
If we're talking about something like asthma or chronic cough (where other more serious issues have been ruled out), then, yes, acupuncture would be a good choice. Even in something like COPD, acupuncture has been shown to provide good results for patients.
If we're talking about something like cancer or pulmonary edema due to heart failure, then acupuncture might be of help but you'll want to combine it with conventional medicine.
If we're talking about something like cystic fibrosis or bleeding, then acupuncture isn't going to be very much assistance.
For any of these conditions, particularly the more serious issues where acupuncture can still help, you want to make sure you're seeing a provider who is licensed as an acupuncturist in your state. To get a list of local providers, you can use the "Find a Practitioner" lookup at NCCAOM.org.