COPD is a chronic lung disease that causes minor inflammations and wounds to occur on the lungs. Symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing and sputum production.
Medical treatment in the form of medication is necessary. Physical therapy can help to maintain the condition of the lungs and muscles.
Acupuncture can help fight fatigue. Patients with COPD have experienced positive effects after acupuncture and Chinese herbs, mainly an improvement in breathing, thus reduced shortness of breath, which causes patients to feel much better.