According to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, an asthma attack is the direct result of a deficiency in the lung meridian (channel ). Once this lung energy becomes blocked, the chi (vital energy ) becomes unstable and triggers an immune system response restricting both inhalation and exhalation. This is accompanied by wheezing and sometimes a cough.
Care Cure Acupuncture clinics clearly differentiate between actual asthma attacks and the periods before attacks. Acupuncture can have a remarkable effect of stopping an asthma attack, and many patients experience immediate relief after an acupuncture treatment, feeling that the airway blockage was simply removed.
Care Cure therapists use needles to stimulate acupoints and this then acts to relieve both physical and emotional stress. The patient can also experience both a physical release from bronchial restriction and also an emotional release from the fear of suffocation.
According to acupuncture theory asthma can have five causes:
• Retention of cold fluid in the lungs.
• Retention of phlegm – heat in the lungs.
• Weakness of spleen and lung chi.
• Weakness of lung and kidney yin.
• Weakness of heart and kidney yang.
An initial free consultation with a Care Cure practitioner will determine which syndrome the patient is experiencing and, depending on the doctor’s findings, a course of treatment will be recommended.
Care Cure treats asthma, allergies, bronchitis, laryngitis, and sinusitis. For further details or to avail of a free, no obligation, consultation call Care Cure on 091 539996/086 2159282. Clinics are located in Galway city, Loughrea, and Tuam.