Asthma is a disease relating to the obstruction of airways of the lungs which reveals itself by shortness of breath and coughing. The symptoms can vary from very slight to very intense and severe. Besides the asthmatic attack may be triggered by the following factors: exercise, respiratory infection, cigarette smoking, air pollution and respiratory allergy.
- Shortness of breath
- Coughing and chest tightness
- Wheezing while breathing
- Avoiding cold weather, pollutants, allergens and people with respiratory diseases
- Avoiding people who smoke cigarettes
- Using inhalers (spray) and edible anti-inflammatory drugs or Corticosteroid which loosen the respiratory muscles up and thus prevent the reduction of the airways’ diameters.
One of the most advantageous treatments of asthma is acupuncture. Acupuncture increases the functioning of the lungs, is anti-inflammatory, has semi- corticosteroids effects, increases the diameter of the airways, decrease discharges and secretions and it has anti-allergic effects and thus it would help the asthmatic. Besides it is tranquilizer and has no side effect.
All the acupuncture methods are good for treating asthma but in patients who have been suffering from it for a long time or have frequent attacks the permenant implant on the ear is recommended.