Acupuncture for the treatment of asthma has been practiced in East Asia for thousands of years. Modern medicine is now able to effectively resolve the symptomatic problems of asthma, and in really grave cases, can even save your life; however, even the magnificent accomplishments of modern medical science are still not good enough to help create a complete cure for asthma.
The reason for this is that asthma is more than just the external symptoms of breathing difficulties, sneezing, coughing and wheezing. It can also involve your general well-being, especially the ability of your immune system, to resist allergies that can trigger asthma reactions.
Acupuncture is a great way to boost general well-being. It fortifies your health to enable it to withstand your daily exposure to your dirty and toxic environment. The origin of acupuncture comes from millennia of traditional Chinese medicine or TCM. This type of medicine is grounded on the belief that the body is interconnected electrically. TCM sees asthma as a result of the poor or improper circulation of vital energy or chi throughout your body. Chi flow stagnates due to a blockage existing in the energy vessels (known as meridians) where it flows and it is up to the Master Healer or “sifu” to know the site(s) where the blockages have developed. The stagnation of chi flow results in diseases such as asthma.
Acupuncture is an ancient healing art that a sifu has mastered. He/she can help remove the blockages with the use of needles carefully inserted jut beneath the skin at certain determined acupuncture points. This helps restore the balance in the body and allows the free flow of energy to all parts of the body. If the proper application of the needles can convey chi to the lungs, this will help to fortify the respiratory system making it strong enough to repel asthma attacks. A balanced flow of energy keeps the body strong and healthy enough to enable it to ward off any type of disease.
Most individuals will start to experience results after several sessions of acupuncture treatments. But if you want results that will last for a long time, you need to regularly go for treatment until your asthma is entirely cured. Acupuncture for asthma can also be complemented with conventional treatments that are recommended by your doctor.
TCM believes that a good and balanced chi does not only affect the body. It also concerns the environment. For example, an office or home with bad chi may cause the office workers and the residents experience poor health like asthma.