We take breathing for granted. Our brains make us do it whether we want to or not. Having asthma can make this fundamental action an irritating nuisance, or even a life-threatening emergency. Getting acupuncture for asthma regularly is a great addition to your holistic healthcare regimen.
Asthma medications are life-savers, but there are things that you can do that reduce your likelihood or severity of an attack. Identifying your triggers is paramount, of course (knowing whether it only occurs in winter, during exercise, around animals, etc.). But we can also use the power of Traditional Chinese Medicine and holistic healthcare to address the root causes of your condition.
When we perform acupuncture for asthma, we focus on creating a strong and even flow of energy throughout the acupuncture meridians. Everyone is different, so it takes a little digging to find out what the issue is. Some people have an excess accumulation of heat, cold, or phlegm in their lungs. Others may have a fundamental deficiency which results in decreased function of the systems involved in healthy breathing.
There could even be underlying psycho-emotional issues that need to be addressed. In Chinese medicine, the lungs are the organ associated with the emotion of sadness. If someone is having trouble letting go of things that cause them sorrow, there is metaphorically no room for them to take in a fresh breath. Receiving acupuncture for asthma can alleviate these deficiencies and blockages. When combined with dietary therapy, meditation, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, and herbal remedies, this effect becomes even more powerful. Come let us show you how to breathe easier, breathe better, and breathe longer.