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Respiratory Disorders

Breath is life, but there are times when the healthy functioning of our throat, airways, and lungs becomes compromised. Whether you’re dealing with acute, chronic, or seasonal issues, you can find effective Chinese medical treatment for respiratory disorders in Glenview, IL. 

Symptoms of Respiratory Disorders 

Respiratory problems cause difficulty breathing alongside several other possible symptoms, including: 

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Chest pain 
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sore throat 
  • Fatigue, especially during exercise 
  • Either reddened or blue-tinged skin 
  • A “barrel” chest look in chronic, severe cases. 

How Can Respiratory Disorders Be Treated?

Although conventional treatment generally features symptomatic relief, such as antibiotics, antihistamines, or medications to widen your airways, Chinese medicine addresses the underlying cause. Chinese medical therapies successfully use treatments, including acupuncture, moxibustion, and dietary therapy to remove excess heat in the vital energy pathways, clear blockages, or enhance vital energy. 

Acupuncture for Respiratory Disorders

Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for respiratory issues. For example, clinical studies on acupuncture for asthma find an overall improvement in measurements of lung capacity and function, including lower medication requirements. Trials involving patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) show better scores on walking tests after weekly treatment, alongside gains in lung capacity. COPD usually worsens, so any improvement is exceptional. 

Chinese medical therapies such as acupuncture work through mechanisms such as removing energetic “wind,” “cold,” and “stagnation” from the lungs. These lead to muscle relaxation, pain relief, and potentially partial tissue restoration. Additionally, acupuncture may reduce inflammation in conditions such as hay fever. 

Acupuncture is overall safe, even though certain acupuncture points for respiratory disorders may lie over the ribcage. While it is always important to choose an experienced physician, the needles are not inserted deep enough to reach the lungs. 

Effective Treatment for Respiratory Disorders at Life Balance Clinic 

If you’re searching for holistic therapies to address respiratory disorders near you, look no further than Life Balance Clinic. Dr. Vadim Dekhtyar, DACM, has over 30 years of experience in acupuncture, and his qualifications in Western medicine provide a deep understanding of the medications used in the treatment of respiratory problems. Each patient receives an individualized treatment plan, too, tailored to their needs. 

To book an appointment or learn more, contact us at this link or call us at 847-724-1777.