Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment for Asthma


From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, asthma is clearly differentiated between the actual attacks and the periods between attacks. When the attacks are happening, this is considered to be an acute, excess condition, and the objective is to disperse the excess and stop the attack. Wind is a non-substantial pathogenic factor. It lodges in the bronchi and combines with cold or heat pathogenic factors to cause bronchospasms.

Between attacks, the body is considered to be in a deficiency condition. The lungs and kidneys work together to produce Wei Qi (Defensive Qi). Wei Qi can be thought of as analogous to the immune system. It is a Yang energy that is manufactured from the food we eat. The kidneys are the root of our ability to produce Wei Qi, and the lungs spread Wei Qi near the outer surface of our bodies to ward off pathogenic factors like wind, cold, and heat. When the lungs and kidneys are weak, there is often a deficiency of Wei Qi, making us more vulnerable to colds, infections, asthma attacks.

Chinese Herbs for Asthma

Researcher suggests that a traditional Chinese herbal formula was found to help relieving daily asthma symptoms. The research team studied 278 people with asthma who suffered daily symptoms of the disease. Of those, 52 were given standard treatment (an inhaled steroid and a bronchodilator), and 226 were treated with the Chinese herbal formula. Symptoms completely disappeared in 94% of patients taking the Chinese herbal formula after an average of 16 days. In contrast, about three-fourths of those taking standard asthma medications had daily wheeze and other symptoms. Chinese herbal formula used in the study includes Scutellaria Root, Coptis Rhizome, Gardenia Fruit, Hoelen, Cinnamon Bark, and Glycyrrhiza (Licorice) Root.

Asthma Relief

For asthma relief, ClearLungs is a unique blend of Chinese herbs that helps maintain free breathing, keep airways open and mucus levels normal, it is highly effective for breathing problem.

Where to buy: RidgeCrest Clearlungs (Red)

How to use: ClearLungs is available in the form of capsules.

Acupuncture Treatment for Asthma

TCM practitioners believe that acupuncture can help relax the parasympathetic nervous system and increase the release of neurotransmitters to the brain. In any case, some patients report improvement in their condition almost immediately after an acupuncture treatment.

Some studies indicate that acupuncture may help reduce symptoms for some people with asthma, but not all studies agree. Acupuncture should be used in addition to, not as a replacement for, conventional medicine when treating asthma. Also, you should choose licensed and experienced acupuncturists who have studied in China as part of their clinical trainings.

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