Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment for Bronchitis
Bronchitis is an inflammation of bronchial tubes. Symptoms include congestion, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, slight fever and sore throat. Bronchitis may be either acute or chronic. In some chronic cases, the disease may progress to chronic obstructive emphysema and chronic pulmonary heart disease.
From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, bronchitis is a disruptive invasion of cold or heat wind into the body system. Bronchitis can also be caused by smoking and air pollution. The best way to prevent bronchitis is not to smoke or be around secondhand smoke. Chinese herbs such as Ru Xiang, Mo Yao and Huang Qi can be used to treat bronchitis symptoms. Acupuncture is also effective for the treatment of chronic bronchitis. Studies have shown that acupuncture treatment combined with Chinese herbs have a shorter duration of symptoms. Also, researchers suggest that acupuncture can increase immunoglobulin production and stabilizes overall health for elderly patients suffering from chronic bronchitis.
Chinese Herbs for Bronchitis
1) Ru Xiang (Boswellia, Indian Frankincense) can be used to treat breathing problems due to its anti-inflammatory effects. Studies suggest that it can be useful in the treatment of bronchitis, asthma, cough and bad throat.
Where to buy: Boswellia Extract
How to use: Boswellia Extract is available in many different forms including liquid extract, powder and capsules.
2) Mo Yao (Myrrh) can be used to relieve bronchitis symptoms including cold, congestion and coughs.
Where to buy: Myrrh
How to use: Myrrh is available in many different forms including liquid extract and capsules.
3) Huang Qi (Astragalus Root) can be used to reduce inflammation and help to prevent upper respiratory infections.
Where to buy: Astragalus Root
How to use: Astragalus Root is available in many different forms including liquid extract, powder and capsules.