Asthma affects nearly 300 million people around the world. In the United States alone, asthma affects more than 25 million people, with about 7 million of those people being children. This chronic disease of the lungs inflames and narrows the airways, which can cause wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Acupuncture is a holistic treatment that helps to reduce inflammation and balance the major organs contributing to asthma symptoms.
Asthma symptoms are most often caused by the body’s response to pathogens found within the environment. By balancing and strengthening the immune system, acupuncture can alleviate these symptoms, including improving pulmonary function and lessening the severity of asthma attacks.
Most acupuncture treatments for asthma include needling points on the lung, stomach, kidney and/or bladder. Depending on the patient’s unique cases, any combination or alteration of these needling points can be used. Acupuncture can help patients achieve long term symptom management, increased lung and diaphragm strength, and immune system regulation. Those looking to utilize this treatment for asthma will typically begin with a regular course of treatment and then maintain 1-2 treatments per month.
If you, a friend, or family member is suffering from asthma, call us today at 732-431-2155 to learn more about how acupuncture can provide relief.