Killeen Acupuncture For Chronic Cough

by Administrator 5. November 2015 17:15

Coughing is a body’s reaction to any foreign body in the lungs or airways. It helps to clear the mucus and secretions in the upper air passages. Chronic cough usually lasts for eight weeks or more. It is not usually a condition in itself, but symptomizes an underlying medical condition.

Causes

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chest infections
  • Sinus problems
  • Postnasal drip
  • Acid Reflux
  • Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease
  • Smoking
  • Environmental irritants such as pollens, dust, particulate matter

Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Sputum or phlegm
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Hoarseness
  • Runny nose
  • Shortness of breath and wheezing

How Acupuncture can help?

Acupuncture is a Chinese treatment that involves inserting thin needles at some specific points to balance the body’s energy flow. The treatment boosts healing, improves immunity and promotes well being. Acupuncture is based on the flow of ‘Qi’ within the body. It is considered that an imbalance of ‘Qi’ disrupts the normal functioning of the body organs. With Acupuncture, the ‘Qi’ is balanced and the health is restored.

In case of chronic cough, acupuncture helps by improving nasal congestion, sore throat, headache and other symptoms of the condition. Once the ‘Qi’ is balanced, the energy freely flows throughout the body, which makes it easy for the body to supply the necessary nutrients to the cells, tissues, muscles, glands and organs. This restores the balance, eliminate pain and enhance the body’s ability to heal itself.

Acupuncture helps in treating the underlying causes of chronic cough and its symptoms. After inquiring about your medical history, the acupuncturist will plan an effective course of treatment. Chinese medicine classifies cough into two categories. The first one is caused due to external factors, including environmental influences on the body such as wind heat, wind cold and wind dryness. The second category involves cough caused as a result of dysfunction of some internal organs, either due to genetic deficits or poor lifestyle habits. The symptoms experienced by the patient help the acupuncturist to determine the nature of the cough and its causes.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide comprehensive acupuncture treatment for chronic cough. The acupuncturists at our clinic will diagnose the cause of your condition to help you find relief. To schedule an appointment, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit the clinic at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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