Chinese Medicine Treatment for Asthma
From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, asthma can be caused by qi deficiency in lungs, kidneys and spleen. Lungs open into the nose, qi deficiency make the lungs harder to move air in and out of the lungs, which leads to one of most common asthma symptoms, shortness of breath. Qi deficiency in kidneys will result in unable to receive or grasp air when breathing. Spleen is an essential organ in TCM. It is responsible for digestion and transforming food into essence, which transports to the lungs and other organs in the body. Qi deficiency in spleen can cause asthma when it is unable to transform and transport essence to the rest of the body.
Asthma attack can be triggered by many factors include allergy, infection, cold air, diet, emotional disturbances and pollution. TCM practitioners often offer acupuncture treatment combined with herbal formula to treat asthma. After identifying the cause of asthma and what trigger the attacks, an herbal formula will be prescribed based on your condition and constitution, along with a personalized acupuncture treatment plan.
Chinese Herbs for Asthma
For qi deficiency in lungs and kidneys, Ding Chuan Tang, an herbal formula can be prescribed. It contains herbs include Huang Qin, Bai Guo, Ma Huang, Xing Ren, Kuan Dong Hua, Gan Cao, and more. Other Chinese herbs that are considered beneficial for asthma include Ru Xiang, Bai Jie, Ku Shen, Ling Zi and Xi Xin.
Huang Qin has been used in Chinese medicine for a variety of health conditions including asthma. It is used to reduce the frequency of asthma attacks at night. Ru Xiang can be used to treat breathing problems due to its anti-inflammatory effects. Studies suggest that taking Ru Xiang can reduce the frequency of asthma attacks and improve breathing ability. Before you decide to visit a TCM practitioner, something you can try on your own for asthma relief is ClearLungs.
ClearLungs is formulated based on a traditional Chinese herbal formula to help relieving daily asthma symptoms. It helps maintain free breathing, keep airways open and mucus levels normal, it is highly effective for breathing problem. A research team studied 278 people with asthma who suffered daily symptoms of the disease. Of those, 52 were given standard treatment (an inhaled steroid and a bronchodilator), and 226 were treated with this Chinese herbal formula. Symptoms completely disappeared in 94% of people taking this Chinese herbal formula after an average of 16 days. In contrast, about three-fourths of those taking standard asthma medications had daily wheeze and other symptoms.
Where to buy: RidgeCrest Clearlungs
How to use: ClearLungs can be used in the form of capsules.
Acupuncture Treatment for Asthma
TCM practitioners believe that acupuncture can calm the body and relieve asthma symptoms. After few treatments, it should reduce the frequency and severity of asthma attacks. According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture has shown therapeutic effect on bronchial asthma, but for which further proof is needed (1). Some studies indicate that acupuncture may help reduce symptoms for some people with asthma, but not all studies agree. Acupuncture should be used in addition to, not as a replacement for conventional medicine when treating asthma. Acupuncture points to treat asthma are mostly located on the areas of the chest and back that are over the lungs. You can also try stimulating acupressure points for asthma on your own.