Sometimes the answer is easy

November 24, 2009

This was a very neat article about a new medical breakthroughs for treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), asthma, bronchitis, and other lung afflictions which cause the body to produce too much mucus. By using an inexpensive flute which creates vibrations at 16 hertz (the same frequency as the lungs’ cilia move to dislodge the excess mucus), patients enjoy at least the same benefit as current COPD treatments. Already used in Japan, Europe, and Canada, and I understood that FDA approval is already in place for diagnostic use, with approval for therapeutic use expected very soon.

Video here:

Best of What’s New 2009: Playing the Lung Flute from PopSci.com on Vimeo.

Link at Neatorama

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