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This article is about the medical treatment. For the holistic treatment influenced by pneumatology, see Pneumatherapy.

Pneumotherapy is the medical use of compressed or rarefied gases, and was at one time used to treat people suffering from pneumothorax (lung collapse).[1] It may still be used as a treatment for atelectasis (alveolar collapse).[citation needed]


  1. ^ Brown, Cabot (1953). "The Effects of Rapid Changes of Altitude on Patients Undergoing Pneumotherapy". Chest 23: 175–185. doi:10.1378/chest.23.2.175. Retrieved 1 May 2012.