asthma treatment

Using Asthma Acupuncture To Treat Your Asthma

acupuncture needle Using asthma acupuncture, or rather, using acupuncture to treat your asthma is a very effective and increasingly popular natural asthma remedy. 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 asthma attacks every day and the numbers are increasing.

Asthma Acupuncture Is A Great Alternative To 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 at natural asthma treatments. Asthma acupuncture is one of the natural treatment choices available that is seeing very good results.

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, What Does It Mean If You Have 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 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 and everybody seems to have a different list of these triggers that irritate their airways. Click on the link for detailed information. When your airways do get irritated and you are having trouble breathing, one of your options is to use asthma acupuncture to restore your breathing to normal. And getting asthma acupuncture treatments between asthma attacks can help to seriously decrease the times that your airways 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 improvement 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 Asthma Acupuncture 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.

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 points on the street helps to correct the energy flow problem.

The needles are either rotated manually or a small electric current is 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.

Effective asthma acupuncture 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

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