The Importance of Healthy Respiration
Respiratory issues are one of the world’s leading causes of death.
Although acupuncture is commonly associated with back or neck pain, evidence suggests there are beneficial effects in the treatment of respiratory symptoms, such as bronchospasm, breathlessness and hyperventilation syndromes.
Key Points – Acupuncture for Respiratory Issues
- Acupuncture can offer help in the treatment of mild to moderate asthma, especially in very anxious patients.
- Acupuncture may help relieve COPD by reducing bronchial immune-mediated inflammation and reducing inflammation in general.
- Acupuncture is effective for short-term symptom relief for sinus conditions that involve infection or allergy.
How Acupuncture Works for Respiratory Issues
Acupuncture, among the oldest healing practices in the world, is part of traditional Chinese medicine.
Acupuncture practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin needles through the skin.
In traditional Chinese medicine theory, this regulates the flow of qi (vital energy) along pathways known as meridians.
Other Types Of Respiratory Issues That Can Be Treated with Acupuncture
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