Asthma is a disorder of two components. One component is inflammation of the airways. This is accompanied by bronchial constriction due to a smooth muscle response that line the walls of the airways. The acupuncture stimulus produces anti-inflammatory agents naturally that move to decrease the inflammation while at the same time affects the sympathetic nervous system to ease the muscular constriction fo the smooth muscle and therefore the constricted airway. Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of asthma, exercise induced and cold induced asthma. Long term progress can be made in conjunction with good safe management of medication.