Breath of Relief: Chinese Medicine for Childhood Asthma
Asthma can be a concerning condition for children, causing distress as they struggle with wheezing, coughing, and breathing difficulties.
I can help. If you're seeking insights into how Chinese Medicine can aid children dealing with asthma, you've arrived at the right place.
Tailored Treatments for Young Ones:
Chinese Medicine offers effective remedies to enhance lung function, alleviate coughing, and promote improved breathing in children who suffer from asthma. For those under the age of 10-11, I utilize a technique called shoni-shin. This involves using gentle tools to stimulate specific points. Even the youngest patients tend to find comfort in these "tickle treatments," where small gold or silver pellets, also known as "Goldie-dots," are applied to points, creating a pleasant sensation. Older children can also benefit from cupping, a gentle technique that aids in managing coughs and soothing sore muscles. It's important to note that all treatments are designed to be child-friendly, ensuring a comfortable and reassuring experience.
Empowering Older Kids with Comprehensive Care:
As children reach the age of 10 and beyond, our treatment options expand. Acupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion, a method that involves warming the channels, become valuable components of their customized treatment plans. These techniques work in harmony to restore balanced qi flow within the lungs, which is essential for overall well-being.
Understanding Asthma in Chinese Medicine:
Chinese Medicine views the natural flow of breath and lung qi as moving downward. However, asthma can manifest when this flow is disrupted, moving in an incorrect direction, or obstructed due to factors like cold, dampness, or phlegm. Chinese Medicine provides a distinct perspective to understand and address these imbalances. Through the utilization of Acupuncture techniques and botanical medicine, we have the ability to restore normal physiological functions, rectify the flow of lung qi, and alleviate the symptoms of asthma. This holistic approach is effective for various forms of asthmatic breathing, including allergic asthma, exercise-induced asthma, and even tendencies toward chronic bronchitis.
Boosting Immunity for Resilience:
Children who are sensitive to weather changes and frequently prone to illnesses can significantly benefit from consistent use of botanical medicine. Chinese Medicine's gentle yet potent support aids in strengthening the lungs and fortifying the immune system, contributing to improved overall health.
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