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3. Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used for centuries to treat an impressive array of medical ailments, including respiratory problems. By placing thin needles at very specific points on the body thought to correspond with the lungs (often the upper back and hands), the belief is that energy pathways can be cleared, and good function can be restored. Western science is divided on the efficacy of acupuncture for such a purpose, and the few studies that have been conducted haven’t returned many promising results. However, there are rarely serious side effects (a long as the needles are properly sterilized and used by a trained practitioner), so it may be worth a shot.

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