Research: KEALOHA,

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KEALOHA,  School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. reviews [References: 29] the scientific literature regarding paediatric asthma.


Nurses require current information about popular complementary and alternative medicine for pediatric asthma.


This integrative review searched scientific literature in PubMed and WEB of Science from 2004 to 2009 via key terms: asthma complementary medicine, nursing complementary pediatric asthma, asthma herbal, and herbal pediatric asthma.


Nine journal articles met the inclusion criteria of containing data collection and analysis for biologically based therapies for pediatric asthma. Evidenced-based research on this focus topic is still in its initial stages. Two themes of maximizing the diet and augmenting conventional therapy with Traditional Chinese Medicine may serve as conduits of patient education.



Kealoha MK. What's new in alternative therapies for asthmatic children?. [Review] [29 refs]. Journal of Community Health Nursing.  26(4):198-205. Oct 2009.

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