AN ASSESSMENT OF NON-CONVENTIONAL MEASURES OF LUNG FUNCTION
Sheena Maxwell is a physiotherapist graduated 1983§from Haccettape university of Ankara, Turkey. She§studied Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in RMIT§University in Melbourne Australia 1999 and since then§she started her own privet clinic as a TCM§practitioner. She also has a diploma of Remedial§Massage from Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE. §Her recent study is a work of master degree by§research which evaluates diagnostic systems of§conventional and non-conventional medicine on the§clinical diagnoses of asthma. She explores§correlation between conventional measures of lung§function such as Forced Expiratory Volume in one§second (FEV1) with less conventional measures such as§airways expired nitric oxide level (eNO) Traditional§Chinese medicine (TCM) enquiry, Breath Holding Time§(BHT), and Electro-Dermal Screening Test (EDST) .She§was interested on both the integration of diagnostic§techniques as well as effect of the ray grass extract§on asthma. So she decided to use the opportunity and§put both in one study.