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Whether you've had that painful, hacking cough for two days or two years, bronchitis is one of those enervating conditions most people would do anything to get rid of. Many of these individuals take the standard route of Western medical treatment, usually including the use of drugs. If you're looking for a powerful yet safe and non-toxic way to relieve your acute or chronic bronchitis, then you're looking for Peter Lok Acupuncture. Our Las Vegas acupuncturist can apply time-tested Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques to help you get well.
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes that convey air between the throat and the lungs. If the inflammation causes swelling in the bronchial tubes, the lungs become less efficient at moving air. This problem may lead to accumulation of mucus, resulting in a deep, nagging, possibly painful cough; you may also experience wheezing, fatigue, shortness of breath and/or a mild fever.
Bronchitis may be either acute or chronic in nature. Acute bronchitis often stems from an infection, resolving itself over a period of weeks as the germ in question is wiped out by the immune system. Chronic bronchitis may linger constantly or attack you in frequent bouts. This condition may be related to an underlying condition such as COPD, or it may be the direct result of smoking or exposure to other airborne irritants. Acute bronchitis can also turn into chronic bronchitis if the bronchial structures are damaged.
Western medicine typically treats acute bronchitis with antibiotics, which can have negative effects on the body if prescribed in larger or continuous doses -- and the antibiotics won't even do any good if the actual cause is a virus instead of bacteria. Steroids are often prescribed to reduce the constant inflammation of chronic bronchitis, but these drugs can cause major liver damage when used on an ongoing basis.
Fortunately, Traditional Chinese Medicine can provide natural relief by correcting the underlying imbalances that made you vulnerable to bronchitis in the first place. According to this school of thought, many cases of bronchitis represent a condition called Lung (Wind) Invasion, with hot and cold wind producing different telltale diagnostic signs. Lung dampness, lung Qi deficiency, Spleen Qi deficiency, or spleen/kidney Yang deficiency may also be involved.
Once our Las Vegas acupuncturist has performed a thorough examination to determine your individual imbalance, a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be administered to help normalize your body's internal workings. Research has found that the needling of three key Back Shu acupuncture points can relieve coughing even in chronic bronchitis sufferers. A variety of herbal supplements can enhance and reinforce your acupuncture sessions.
Are you ready to try acupuncture for bronchitis in Las Vegas? Contact 702-732-0178 to schedule an appointment at Peter Lok Acupuncture!