Table 1

Mean (SD) results of pulmonary function tests at baseline, after acupuncture, and after cold dry air challenge (CACh)

ParameterBaselinePost acupuncture3 min post CACh15 min post CACh
FEV1=forced expiratory volume in 1 second; MEF25=maximal expiratory flow at 25% remaining vital capacity; A=real acupuncture; P=placebo acupuncture. *p<0.0001 (post acupuncture values v post CACh values).
FEV1 (% predicted)
    A98.5 (9.8)98.5 (9.5)71.7 (19.2)*84.2 (15.3)*
    P97.8 (11.0)98.6 (10.6)75.0 (17.3)*86.2 (12.6)*
MEF25 (% predicted)
    A78.6 (23.1)78.4 (21.6)38.4 (20.4)*56.3 (24.5)*
    P78.4 (26.1)80.9 (23.7)44.9 (22.0)*57.3 (23.1)*