Asthma Treatment with Acupuncture

Acupuncture has long been used to treat asthma and it’s related symptoms.  After 1-3 acupuncture treatments, results are generally seen as lung function improves and asthma is reduced or disappears altogether. It is especially important during flu season to keep asthma under complete control.  For asthma sufferers, common colds not only cause regular sinus symptoms but may also lead to asthma attacks, and start a cycle of respiratory infection which is difficult to control.
Acupuncture helps to treat asthma by regulating the immune system and improving the Lung function. Acupuncture can also help treat symptoms of acute colds and improve immune system response.  A Cupping treatment can also help to relieve the sensation of chest tightness and congestion.

Chinese herbs are also quite effective to treat asthma.  A classic formula used to prevent colds with for people asthma is called “Jade Wind Screen”.  This simple formula is good for improving the immune system which protects the body from the cold virus.  The formula contains huang qi (astragalus), bai zhu (atractylodes), and fang feng (siler).  Reishi mushroom is also helpful for preventing colds in those with asthma.

Acupuncture is very effective for the treatment of asthma and generally safer than other methods of treatment.

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