Fifteen million Americans suffer from asthma without relief through natural treatment. Asthma is a pulmonary disorder characterized by wheezing with shortness of breath, occurring more often at night, and occurs mainly on exhalation causing air to become trapped in the lungs. Sometimes there is a dry cough. The onset is sudden and is preceded by tightness of the chest. The patient is often more comfortable sitting up. Asthma can be differentiated from bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses such as emphysema. With asthma there is wheezing and shortness of breath, in the case of bronchitis there is a productive cough with sputum.
Bronchodilators are the common course of treatment in traditional western medicine. Their side effects include nausea, vomiting, nervousness, insomnia, headache, muscle tremors, and in severe cases, seizures.
Asthma Treatment Reduces Inflammation
With Chinese medicine, the immune system becomes balanced, bronchial inflammation is decreased and the capacity of the lungs is increased. Talk to your acupuncturist about a treatment plan. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, a course of treatment over 10 weeks reduces, or even eliminates, asthma.