The Lung Flute was designed to help loosen, mobilize and eliminate secrections in the airways. This package includes 14 replacement reeds, approx. 6 months of daily use.
Important: This device is available to residents of Canada without doctors permission. For residents of the United States, you must obtain your doctors approval before ordering. By purchasing this item you agree to these terms.
How the Lung Flute Works
For people who suffer from chronic mucus congestion caused by COPD, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, and other respiratory ailments, finding a way to dislodge the deep, thick mucus in the chest can seem impossible. The Lung Flute by Medical Acoustics is an effective, non-invasive device that is easy to use and drug-free.
Clinical tests have proven the Lung Flute's ability to break up mucus in the lungs, making it equally effective for both therapeutic and diagnostic use. Unlike other devices, which rely on pressure and can't reach deep lung mucus, the Lung Flute's technology is based on low-frequency acoustic waves that are produced when you blow into the flute-shaped device.
1. Mucus congestion clogs up lungs, is difficult to cough up.
2. Patient blows in Lung Flute, generating acoustic waves (see video below). These waves thin and loosen secretions deep in lungs, thus supporting the body's natural mucus-clearing system.
3. Patient is able to cough up thinned mucus so lungs clear and symptoms ease.
Sound spectrum analysis shows the action of a low frequency acoustic wave as it produced a phase change in a viscous liquid, similar to changing gelatin into a liquid.
The Lung Flute for Home Care Instructions for Use (pdf)
- Safety and efficacy of sputum induction with the Lung Flute compared with sputum induction with hypertonic saline and saliva [pdf]
School of Medicine, University at Buffalo/VA Western NY Healthcare System
- Efficacy and safety of a new acoustic device, the Lung Flute, for sputum induction in healthy non-smokers and chronic bronchitis [pdf]
- A small audio device may be alternative to hypertonic saline inhalation for sputum induction in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis [pdf]
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Tokyo Metropolitan Fuchu Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
- Novel method for sputum induction using the Lung Flute in patients with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis [pdf]
Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Tokyo Metropolitan Fuchu Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
- Comparison of the Lung Flute® with the Acapella® in the treatment of COPD with chronic bronchitis [pdf]
VA WNY Health Care System, Buffalo, NY and University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY
Each Lung Flute comes with a six-month supply of reeds (total of 14 reeds). Replacement Reed Packs (No. 1002-01) containing a six-month reed supply can be ordered separately here.