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Using Acupuncture for Asthma

acupuncture needle Using acupuncture for asthma to treat your asthma is a very effective and increasingly popular natural asthma treatment. More and more people are becoming dissatisfied with their prescription asthma medications. Recent asthma statistics in the US show that over 20 million people have asthma, 30,000 have an asthma attack every day and the numbers are increasing despite the billions being spent on these medications. It's pretty obvious that these medications are not working.

Acupuncture for Asthma is a Great Alternative to Prescription Asthma Medications

It is becoming obvious to many people that prescription asthma medications are not the answer. So when people find out about the dangerous side effects of these medications, they start looking even harder for a natural asthma treatment. Acupuncture for asthma is one of the top natural treatments for asthma that are available. People are seeing excellent results at reducing and even eliminating the causes of asthma.

Asthma is a very dangerous ailment and can not be ignored. It will not go away by itself. Asthma is a condition that the medical community says there is no cure for. Heck, they don't even know what causes asthma. So why would you want to spend your hard earned money on drugs that will not cure your asthma?

What is Asthma?

If you have asthma, here is what it means to you. It means that the tubes (or airways) that carry air back and forth to your lungs when you breathe are very sensitive. Coming into contact with certain things or even doing certain things causes your airways to get very irritated. And getting them irritated is not something that you really want to do.

Because when your airways do get irritated, you then have to deal with those nasty asthma signs and symptoms like wheezing, coughing, pain and tightness in the chest, shortness of breath. Your breathing tubes (or airways) become smaller and can get filled with mucus or gunk as I call it. And when that happens it gets very difficult to breath. You are said to be having an asthma attack.

What Kinds Of 'Things' Can Irritate Your Airways?

So what kinds of things can cause your airways and lungs to get so irritated? They are called asthma triggers. Everybody seems to have a different list of these triggers that irritate their airways. Click on the link for more detailed information, but some of the things (or triggers) that can irritate your airways are:
  • Certain foods - could be just about anything, even food additives or preservatives.
  • Air pollution - could be outside air or even the air inside your home.
  • Aerosol sprays - cleaning products, cooking products, hair spray, etc.
  • Animal dander - all pets give off dander.
  • Car exhaust fumes
  • Cleaning products - certain chemicals or combinations might be on your list
  • Cockroach droppings - will need to eliminate them from anywhere that you might go.
  • Dust mites - they are in your bedding, carpets, etc.
  • Gas fumes
  • Grass - could be any kind of plants, etc.
  • Mold - you will need to search everywhere to find it and eliminate it.
  • Paint fumes
  • Pollen - any kind of pollen could be a problem.
  • Smoke - cigarettes, fireplaces, etc.
Getting acupuncture for asthma treatments between asthma attacks can help to seriously decrease the times that your airways do get irritated.

What Can Acupuncture Do For Me?

You can get the complete list from the benefits of acupuncture page, but getting a series of acupuncture treatments can have the following effects on your asthma:
  • You will see a definite reduction in those nasty asthma symptoms.
  • You should be able to seriously decrease taking prescription medications.
  • The chemical imbalances in your body will be improved.
  • Your entire immune system will be balanced and strengthened.
  • All of these benefits will be significant and will last a long time.
  • And there are no dangerous acupuncture side effects to worry about.

What Exactly Happens During An Acupuncture Treatment?

When getting your acupuncture for asthma treatment very skinny needles are inserted just under the skin at certain points of your body. This is usually the upper back and hand when treating asthma. It is believed that energy flows through the body along very specific and identifiable paths. They call these paths meridians. I just think of them as streets and your body as the neighborhood.

Correcting your Energy Flow

When you have a physical problem like asthma, it is believed that the energy flowing through your body is out of whack. It is not flowing down the streets like it should. Inserting these needles at specific acupuncture points on the street helps to correct the energy flow problem. When the energy flow problem is corrected at the points specific to asthma, your asthma symptoms will continue to decrease and maybe go away completely.

Once the needles are inserted, they might be either rotated manually or a small electric current might be applied to them. You should feel a warmth or a numbness around that point. The needles are left there for about twenty minutes for the best effect.

Getting a Series of Treatments

Effective acupuncture for asthma treatment involves a series of treatments over a period of up to about 10 weeks. Sometimes this treatment is combined with specific breathing exercises to strengthen the lungs. You can get even more details from the how does acupuncture work page.

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