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This article is about the medical treatment. For the holistic treatment influenced by pneumatology, see Pneumatherapy.
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Pneumotherapy is the medical use of compressed or rarefied gases, and was at one time used to treat people suffering from pneumothorax (lung collapse). It may still be used as a treatment for atelectasis (alveolar collapse).
- 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.
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