Bronchitis is a condition where the mucous membranes of the bronchi (the “pipe” between the trachea and the lungs) become inflamed. Symptoms include coughing (either dry or productive), mild fever, fatigue, wheezing and tightness in the chest. There are two distinct types of Bronchitis: Acute Bronchitis, which usually arrives in tandem with a viral illness (a cold or influenza) and Chronic Bronchitis, which produces a cough that lasts for several weeks or even years. Chronic Bronchitis is often linked with tangible environmental factors, such as pollution, cigarette smoke, and prolonged exposure to occupational irritants, such as insulation or asbestos.
Most occurrences of acute Bronchitis are caused by a viral infection and treatment usually involves reducing the symptoms. This allows most cases to resolve quickly. Chronic bronchitis is a far more serious health issue, as it limits airflow into the lungs, resulting in shortness of breath, wheezing and the overproduction of sputum. Avoiding irritants and eliminating smoking have been proven to lessen the symptoms of chronic bronchitis.
Acupuncture is quickly helpful to all forms of acute and recent bronchitis, as well as all forms of colds, allergies, and asthma. Acupuncture can also helps chronic and lingering respiratory problems. The history and examination include pulse and tongue information, as well. Each case is individual and point sites will vary. Often the Lung meridian, chest abdomen, upper back areas will be included. Ear points may be included as there are points there to affect the respiratory functions. I know, that sounds weird, but thousands of years and lots of great results will have to encourage you to give it a try. Acupuncture is painless, gentle, and effective. Grief, sadness, anger, and fear are common and reasonable, but remember that joy is your deepest most natural true nature. Acupuncture helps to restore that joy as your home base, and then breathing becomes smoother again.
My Sinus and Postnasal Drip All But Ceased
“I couldn’t believe the relief that I got from a persistent cough caused by bronchitis. My sinus and postnasal drip all but ceased immediately and didn’t return until shortly before my second visit. On the way to good health!” — Brenda, Norwalk, CT