Around 5.4 million people in the UK are currently treated for asthma, including over 1 million children. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways, characterised by variable airflow obstruction and airway hyper-responsiveness, and the presence of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness or cough.

For more information on how acupuncture may be able to help with the symptoms of asthma, please download this factsheet.