What is Asthma?
Asthma is an increasingly common condition, now effective 1 in 4 children and many adults. During an asthma attack Airways constrict, become inflamed and are lined with mucous, this causes wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing and chest pain.
Attacks can be triggered by many factors, such as cigarette smoke, pollution, animal hair, perfume, exercise or stress. Between attacks there may be no symptoms, although some suffer from chronic breathing problems.
blue inhaler (technically ‘metered dose inhaler “or MDI) for asthma are made by sufferers to use in case of attack. There, one of various bronchodilators quickly open the airways to allow more normal breathing and prevent full blown attack
In more severe cases, drugs are usually taken regularly to prevent -. inhaled corticosteroids being the most common (usually brown, red or orange inhalers). However, long term use of corticosteroids can have many side effects including weight gain , osteoporosis, hoarseness and oral thrush. This is a long-term medication, and not doctors -. The symptoms will usually come back if treatment is stopped
The Chinese medicine approach provides a natural asthma treatment to get to the root cause of the problem and alleviate the symptoms. Treatment is used to strengthen the lungs and the whole system. Sometimes, the other organs, such as kidneys are involved, according to what the symptoms are. Treatment can and also to deal with any other symptoms that follow, such as eczema or lowered immunity.
Acupuncture treatment of asthma (or acupressure / Tui Na massage) helps to strengthen the lungs and reduces wheezing and shortness of breath. It can also help to clear phlegm, reduce stress and enhance immunity.
Nutritional analysis can also be used to identify any problem foods that could be contributing to the problem. Small changes in diet can often bring quick results, improve lung function, clear phlegm and stuffiness, and increase your energy.
Finally, Qi Gong breathing exercises can be of great use to strengthen treatment by improving lung capacity and teach more control over breath. Regular exercise Qi Gong can really help you control your breathing, as well as help to strengthen the body and reduce stress.
Childhood asthma often responds to these treatments very well, especially when it is the result of frequent or long-term use of antibiotics, a common cause of asthma.