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The Funk That Came in From the Cold…and Stayed — Acupuncture Eases Chronic Bronchitis!

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Breathe Easier with Acupuncture!

Acupuncture is quickly helpful to all forms of acute and recent bronchitis, as well as all forms of colds, allergies, and asthma!

Bronchitis is a condition where the mucous membranes of the bronchii (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.

Many people report that they were rarely sick, until they got one bad cold or flu, and now they get sick often. This is because the strength of their lung tissue was compromised through the illness causing a person to be prone to it reoccurring.  If a person has a tendency to get frequent colds/flu and they also have poor diet and lifestyle habits, it will further increase the possibility of ongoing, or prolonged illnesses, especially during flu and cold season.

Most occurrences of acute bronchitis are caused by a viral infection and treatment usually involves treating the symptoms, allowing 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 restores respiratory muscle tone, improves contractility (the ability of muscle tissue to contract), mobility of the diaphragm and can reduce dependence on medications in both acute and chronic cases of bronchitis. Chronic and lingering respiratory problems are helped.The history and examination includes pulse and tongue information as well. Each case is individual, and point sites will vary. There is a deep energy loop between the lung and the kidney, so the front and back central points may be treated to help to clear that loop. The points are on the surface, so it allows you to relax.

Acupuncture is painless, gentle, and effective. Opening the chest through breath work, walking up steep hills, doing regular chest opening exercises, as well as finding supportive avenues to work with grief, can be helpful in reestablishing the health of the lungs. 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.

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Difficulty Breathing? Acupuncture Improves Quality of LIfe!

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Acupuncture Improves Quality of LIfe

A recent American health survey suggested that 24 million Americans suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. COPD has many causes, including allergies, asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Conventional medicine often treats strained breathing with drugs and steroids that dilate bronchial tubes and relax the muscles of the chest walls. However, acupuncture provides a natural way to relax thesurrounding walls and increase bronchial circulation.

A recent study in Japan showed that three months of acupuncture improved breathing problems in people with chronic lung disease. Results were equal to or better than conventional drug and exercise treatment. The study suggested that acupuncture “improves quality of life,” according to Dr. George Lewith, from the University of Southampton in England study.

Breathing difficulty improves with acupuncture on specific points related to the lungs and bronchial tubes as well as on points that support the immune system. Healing the immune system is important in treating breathing issues related to immune response, such as allergies.

One of the ways that acupuncture is so successful in the treatment of breathing problems is that it relaxes the muscles around the chest wall so that the chest can expand and contract more fully. It also allows for improved dilation of the bronchial tubes so that air moves more freely in and out of the lungs. For this reason, a patient can feel instant relief upon one single treatment. But far beyond its relaxation effects, acupuncture clears and heals the energy systems that support healthy lung and bronchial tube function to improve breathing on a more permanent basis and allow for free, unobstructed breathing.

For more information, please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com

 

Bronchitis – Smoother Breathing with Acupuncture!

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Acupuncture Eases Bronchitis

Bronchitis is a condition where the mucous membranes of the bronchii (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 treating the symptoms, allowing 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. Chronic and lingering respiratory problems are helped by acupuncture. The history, and examination includes pulse and tongue information as well. Each case is individual, 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 lots of the theory of acupuncture is strange to you! Thousands of years and lots of great results will have to encourage you to try. For example the Kidney meridian goes up the front of the chest to the bronchial area (ki51) and enters there, to go in deeper. There is a deep energy loop between the lung and the kidney, so the front and back central points may be treated to help to clear that loop. The points are on the surface, so relax. 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.

” I couldn’t believe the relief that I got from a persistent cough caused by bronchitis . My sinus and post nasal drip all but ceased immediately and didn’t return until shortly before my second visit. On the way to good health!”– Brenda in Norwalk