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Acupuncture for Asthma - AcuSpa Serves the Greater Orlando Area

Acupuncture can be very effective in the treatment of asthma. Acupuncture helps to reduce inflammation and balance the major organs that are contributing to one’s symptoms. In Chinese medicine, asthma can be caused by a variety of factors including stress, diet, allergies, and candida infection . All of these factors are related to different internal organs that are causing the lungs to constrict. Acupuncture theory involves combining the patient’s symptoms with pulse and tongue diagnosis to get a clear picture of the body’s inner workings. Acupoints are used on the corresponding meridians that will balance any energetic or functional disharmonies. Adjunctive therapies are also very helpful for asthma, such as cupping.

The main strategy for asthma sufferers is to avoid foods that provoke inflammation in the body. At the top of this list is the whole class of refined sugars and carbohydrates. Any food that converts into sugar very quickly in the body is going to cause inflammation. Chinese Medicine is at odds with the conventional western methods of treating things like asthma. According to the theories of oriental medicine, when asthma is treated with things like strong inhalers, steroids, and medications, the strength of the immune system can be depleted over time. This is because the body slowly becomes dependent on the medications, thereby depleting the adrenal system and all of the other systems of the body that fight disease and illness. Acupuncture is an especially beneficial form of treatment for asthma in children. It is critical to begin to strengthen the immune system of the body at an early age. Rather than introduce a child with strong medications that will only result in dependency, a better, safer alternative is to bring balance and harmony to their body through acupuncture. 

Acupuncture for asthma is used to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with asthma. Acupuncture helps us achieve balance and control, comfort and focus, and joy in living. We have a lot of potential in our bodies but at times it can be misguided. The needles are very slender. They are about the thickness of two human hairs. Treatments are always carried out with sterile and disposable needles. They are used once and then discarded. All needles are approved by the FDA. Most insertions are just beneath the skin`s surface which enables the skilled acupuncture practitioner to place a needle with little or no sensation. We have great success in helping clients apply acupuncture to help with their asthma.

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