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Not proven effective: Researchers examined studies on acupuncture and asthma, and concluded that acupuncture has no proven benefit for asthma. Asthma is a disease that clears up and recurs, over and over, so a patient can mistakenly believe acupuncture helps his resolving asthma symptoms, when in fact it is the real medications and time that are reversing his inflammation and symptoms. Homeopathy also is not effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more
Is it normal to feel a little dizzy day after acupuncture? Also, can it help with asthma and to support thyroid?
Acupuncture: Major energy movement treatments can be especially helpful with asthma. I would use it as an adjunct to your current treatment. Acupuncture is reported to assist with thyroid issues - but I can not address this from personal experience. Insure that you have eaten before your acupuncture treatment and that you are well hydrated. Go slowly from lying to sitting to standing. Sit for a while if dizzy. ...Read more
Limited data: Treatment of asthma has been tried in many ways. Unfortunately, most "non-traditional" treatments have not been large enough or designed well enough to scientifically determine if they are better than placebo. Small studies suggest acupuncture and more vitamin c (fruits) may help. Chiropractic manipulation did not do better than placebo. More studies (well designed) are needed! ...Read more
No: Unfortunately, the is no cure for asthma. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that may "flare" depending upon an individual's triggers. Studies performed with disease "controllers" (oral leukotriene receptor antagonists and inhaled corticosteroids) to see if "cure" or prevention are possible. Unfortunately, any gains that are obtained while on those medications are lost when stopped. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm currently having asthma since childhood (in usa) and are the basis of my asthma, what should I do?
Be seen: Typically it is helpful to have allergy testing to see what triggers you may have. You need mediation to keep it controlled. I also suggest seeing a chinese medicine practitioner as acupuncture and chinese herbs can be very helpful in balancing the body and reduce your need for medication... ...Read more
I've been taking seretide 500 diskus for 10 years now as daily maintenance for my asthma. Is there any alternative medicine? It's expensive!
Many: I have helped many asthma patients either lower their medications or get off of them using acupuncture, herbs and alternative medicine. It is something you should not try to do on your own, you would need the help of a professional who would get your lungs healed and then slowly wean you off of medications. ...Read more
Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
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