Research Review - Final – Sept. 10, 2012
Breathing Exercises and/or Retraining Techniques in the Treatment of Asthma: Comparative Effectiveness
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A new evidence-based review from AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program finds that complementary breathing retraining methods such as hyperventilation (over-breathing) reduction breathing, when compared to other breathing techniques, may reduce asthma symptoms and may decrease use of quick relief medications. Only minor harms were reported in these studies. Patients considering intensive asthma-focused training should not change their use of asthma medication without consulting with their medical provider. Select to access the research review, Comparative Effectiveness of Breathing Exercises and/or Retraining Techniques in the Treatment of Asthma.