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An Osteopathic Modular Approach to Asthma: A Narrative Review

Jason Schend, DO; Marija Rowane, OMS III; Neha Sanan, DO; and Sir Robert Hostoffer, Jr., DO, LhD, MSMEd
Notes and Affiliations
Notes and Affiliations

Received: December 16, 2019

Accepted: February 10, 2020

Published: September 22, 2020

J Osteopath Med; 120(11): 774-782

Asthma is among of the first ailments documented in the existing academic literature as being successfully managed with osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) techniques. Time-efficient and well-tolerated OMT techniques have been gradually added to the literature to manage this increasingly prevalent disease. In this narrative review, the authors discuss previously-published literature describing the history, diagnosis, and management of asthma related to osteopathic principles and practices and OMT application. They also present current and newly-approved medical managements, including biologics and inhaled corticosteroids. This article also includes supplemental videos showcasing OMT techniques for asthma management, which were developed by the authors based on recommendations indicated in the literature.

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