Acupuncture treatment of Bronchial Asthma
Bronchial Asthma is a chronic inflammation leads to airway hyperresponsiveness, usually appears varied widely reversible airflow limitation, and causes recurrent episodes of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing and other symptoms, often at night and (or) morning attack, intensified. Bronchial asthma is a chronic airway inflammation by a variety of cells, in particular mast cells, eosinophils and T lymphocytes participation. Is a serious threat to people’s health major chronic diseases, there are around 100 million people suffer from the disease; the majority of patients with early or mild episodes of coughing and chest tightness as the main performance, and over the years, eventually becoming who survived the onset of patients are often forced to take a seat or in a sitting position, respiratory effort, dry cough or cough a lot of white foamy sputum, increased heart rate, sweating, and even cyanosis. Have seizures or exacerbation or Yuhan spring and autumn, at night or early morning common law. Whether early or mild or aged patients with chronic symptoms of asthma attack within minutes, several hours to several days after using bronchodilators relieve. Long-term recurrent and secondary infection can be more complicated with chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchiectasis, interstitial pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis, pneumothorax, mediastinal emphysema, atelectasis and pulmonary heart disease. Chest X-ray examination; bronchial provocation test or exercise test can be confirmed. Asthma and polygenic genetic, relatives of patients with asthma prevalence in population prevalence, and the closer the genetic relationship is, the higher prevalence; the more severely ill patients, their relatives prevalence rate is also higher.
Currently asthma is a chronic airway inflammatory disease that potentially disease-based, we usually refer to inflammation and bacterial and viral infections caused by difference. Such non-specific inflammation, or what we call allergic inflammation. Due to the presence of allergic asthma airway inflammation, bronchial cause increased sensitivity to external stimuli, when exposed to a variety of external stimuli, prone to contraction of bronchial reaction, manifested as episodes of respiratory difficulties. Unexplained chest tightness, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing; unexplained cough, especially long lasting cough, used antibiotics, antimicrobial drugs, cough medicines did not work, after each cold relatively long duration of cough, chest tightness, and even accompanied at night particular emphasis; child Persistent cough, chest tightness and shortness of breath after exercise, etc., should be highly suspected is not suffering from bronchial asthma. By careful history, we found that many people with asthma induced by special factors. Western medicine is currently no effective treatment. But insisted the long-term standardized treatment of asthma symptoms can be well controlled, and reduce recurrence or even longer attack.
Chinese medicine, asthma and lung, spleen, kidney related, usually caused by lung phlegm, cold attacking lung, phlegm obstruct resistance, lung did not fall. Because lung root in the kidney, falling asthma, kidney weakness, there may be kidney qi. Or appear under the virtual real performance. Pathological changes in major organs of bronchial asthma lung, involving spleen and kidney. Late asthma caused by heart disease. Cause asthma must like the cold, diet, emotional, weary and other incentives in order to trigger their sputum, so sputum gas cross-resistance, sputum Road airlift, due to Phlegm gas, pump knot each other, blocking the airway, pulmonary stenosis and thus tube, lung lifting adverse that may cause difficulty breathing, breath breathlessness; at the same time out of gas, but also cited the complex plot of touch sputum stop generating the sound of wheezing.
Asthma is divided into virtual, real two categories. Case is divided into cold, heat, deficiency is divided lung, spleen, kidney, is also more common clinical reality mixed patients. In deficiency, since the course of a long, dirty lesions often involve two or three dirty both sick, so deficiency is the most common clinical spleen and both lungs and kidney deficiency imaginary. In this syndrome type based on the “First treat asthma, and pay attention to the adjustment organs, prevent recurrence,” the treatment of ideas.
(1) Positive (attack): Asthma sound high rough, deep breathing, exhale as fast, strong physique, a strong pulse. Wheezing cough, sputum thin,, headache, thirst, thin white fur, floating and tight pulse for the passage of cold; sticky sputum cough, expectoration unhappy, depressed chest, cough cited chest ache, fever or see the mouth thirst, constipation, yellow greasy moss, pulse a few slip as phlegm obstructing lung.
(2) deficiency (remission): Asthma acoustic low gas cowardly, shortness of breath, physical weakness, weak pulse. Breathlessness and see shortness of breath, throat phlegm, language weakness, spitting Qingxi, moving the sweating, pale tongue, weak pulse, is inadequate lung; shortness of breath, asthma is very dynamic, sweating, cold extremities, pale tongue, pulse Shen. Lung and kidney deficiency.
Wheezing is asthma medical treatment of patients feel oppressed main symptoms. Acupuncture points:kongzui, tiantu, dingchuan, jiaji, taixi, beishu, shenshu, yushu, mingmen, sanyinjiao, fenlong. Information about the acupuncture treatment of Bronchial Asthma，please visit our website at www.adelaideacupuncture.com.au.