Does your cough bother you or those around you???

Coughing is a reflex reaction due to an irritation of the airways. It aims to mechanically remove the irritant from the lungs or the upper respiratory tract, or to inactivate it through mucus production.

When the symptom lasts for more than 8 weeks it becomes a chronic cough, which is more than just an annoyance. It can interrupt your sleep and leave you feeling exhausted. Severe cases of chronic cough can cause vomiting, lightheadedness and even rib fractures.

The most common causes of a chronic cough are:

  • post-nasal drip,
  • asthma and
  • gastroesophageal/acid reflux,
  • lung cancer
  • smoking or smoke exposure

It can also be caused by medications, bronchitis, or an infection.

Acupuncture for the treatment of Chronic Coughing:

Common respiratory problems which acupuncture treats include coughing, breathing difficulties (asthma), chest infections and bronchitis. Acupuncture is very helpful in the treatment of many respiratory conditions:

  • It alters bronchial motility.
  • It regulates the production of secretions and the contraction of the bronchi,
  • Alleviates cough and other symptoms,
  • Clears infections
  • Promotes tissue repair and organ function.
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    Auricular acupuncture for Chronic Coughing

What are the Benefits of Acupuncture for Coughing:

  • Reduction of coughing fits
  • Balancing the body’s chemical imbalances
  • Strengthening and balancing the entire immune system
  • Absence of side effects

Auricular acupuncture can also be applied to treat coughs:

In recent years, auricular acupuncture is one of the most widespread microsystems, it has received international recognition, and is taught in many countries. The World Health Organization recognizes it as a safe, therapeutic system with a wide range of applications, good results and ease of application.



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