Acupuncture and Bronchitis

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Fall is in full swing, and as our patients in Wilmington, NC enjoy cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and pumpkin flavored treats, it’s important to remember that the change in seasons may also lead to more colds and respiratory issues like bronchitis.

Acupuncture and BronchitisBronchitis is an inflammatory condition of the pulmonary system that leads to chest and airway congestion. Bronchitis suffers can experience a variety of symptoms, including:

  • wheezing and coughing
  • shortness of breath
  • fever and chills
  • excessive production of mucus
  • general discomfort and fatigue

Luckily, acupuncture can help alleviate some of these uncomfortable and unpleasant symptoms. According to the popular fitness website Livestrong.com, a recent Chinese study focused on bronchitis patients revealed that participants who received acupuncture reported better outcomes than those who did not.

How does acupuncture work? In traditional Chinese medicine, illness is linked to bodily energy, known as Qi. The acupuncturist’s goal is to improve the flow of energy within the body. Acupuncture needles, small needles that are painlessly inserted at specific pressure points, help to re-balance the body’s energy. With pulmonary illnesses like bronchitis, at Acupuncture Associates we create an individualized treatment plan for each client, designed to combine acupuncture with other complimentary therapies for total wellness. Acupuncture has the added benefit of being more versatile than other treatment methods, as it can be safely combined with medication, alternative therapies, or used alone.

A qualified acupuncturist can help you decide what combination of acupuncture and other therapies are appropriate for you. Here at Acupuncture Associates, we practice “happy acupuncture,” designed specifically for our clients’ needs and concerns. Contact us or visit our Wilmington, NC office today!

 

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