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Asthma causes symptoms of wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Due to the fact that asthma is incurable, treatment will be needed throughout life. Modern treatment includes long-term control medication as well as rescue treatments such as inhalers. However, for thousands of years herbs have been used in Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine and by the Native Americans to reduce inflammation, open the airways, decrease congestion and relieve the symptoms of asthma. Since stress can be a trigger for an asthma attack, many of the herbs that treat stress will also help to treat asthma and vice versa. These herbs relax the body, which reduces airway constriction and also decreases the incidence of asthma attacks. In addition to the herbs listed below lemon balm, lavender, chamomile, passionflower, oats, ginseng, gotu kola, angelica, cocoa, coffee, ginger, licorice root, parsley, elderberry, and eucalyptus have had beneficial effects on the respiratory system for treating asthma.

Anise-Anise can treat asthma by opening up the airways and relieving coughing and wheezing. Anise is an expectorant, which helps to loosen phlegm and secretions from inside the respiratory tract. It clears out congestion, which can cause airway blockages and tightness.

Elecampane- Elecampane can be used to treat shortness of breath, chest affections, diseases of the lungs, asthma and bronchitis. It is used to calm irritating bronchial coughs and assists in expectoration. Elecampane is best when used in combination with other herbs such as mullein, white horehound, coltsfoot, pleurisy root, lungwort and yarrow. Elecampane can be used in a decoction or infusion, where 1 teaspoon is added to hot water and drank 3 times a day.

Grindelia- Grindelia is an expectorant, antispasmodic, and anti-inflammatory which treats bronchial problems, respiratory impediments from phlegm and asthma. It has a relaxing effect on the muscle lining of the smaller bronchial passages. This helps to clear mucus congestion. Grindelia slows the heart rate and desensitizes the bronchial nerve endings, which makes breathing easier. The dried leaves and flowering tops are used in herbal infusions and tinctures. Steep in hot water for 10-15 minutes and drink 3 times a day. Some experience side effects such as renal irritation.

Hyssop- Hyssop is considered to be a sacred cleansing herb. It has expectorant, antispasmodic, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Hyssop is helpful to sedate coughing caused by asthma. Hyssop has been prescribed for lung disorders, pleurisy, asthma, phlegm, bronchitis, and respiratory infections. Hyssop is calming and helps to expel phlegm from the lungs. Hyssop should only be used for a short period of time due to possible toxicity. The leaves and flowers are distilled for their essential oils. Hyssop blends well with other herbs such as sandalwood, lavender, ylang ylang, rosemary, clary sage, cypress, geranium, and lemon.

Wild Cherry Bark- Wild Cherry Bark is a mild sedative with expectorant, astringent, tonic, and anti-tussive properties. It treats irritable, persistent coughs, bronchitis, pertussis, and irritated respiratory mucosa. While sedating the sensory nerves in the lungs it reduces the cough reflex, which allows increased respiration. Wild Cherry bark is not for long-term use due to the risk of toxicity and may cause drowsiness. It should be combined with other herbs to effectively treat asthma. Wild cherry bark should be made into an infusion and drank 3 times a day.

Motherwort- Motherwort is an antispasmodic, mild sedative and mild relaxing agent. It improves blood flow by relaxing the blood vessels and calms the nerve. Motherwort relieves asthma, bronchitis, and lung problems by decreasing lung spasms. It is normally mixed with mullein in an infusion. It is recommended to drink 3 times a day.

Mullein- Mullein is a respiratory tonic, antispasmodic, antibiotic, and expectorant. It can be used to eliminate coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath caused by asthma. Mullein soothes the mucous membranes, reduces inflammation and spasms within the bronchial airways. Mullein can treat emphysema, colds, flu, bronchitis, whooping cough and asthma. It encourages mucus production, which allows for proper expectoration. Mullein used in tea works quicker and more effectively to relieve asthma attack.

Gingko Biloba- Gingko Biloba acts as a bronchodilator and reduces inflammation within the lungs. It dilates and tones the blood vessels, which reduces damage and improves blood supply.  Some studies suggest gingko can reduce the frequency of asthma attacks. Gingko Biloba is also an antioxidant. Gingko can be found in supplement form as a pill or liquid.

Turmeric- Turmeric is an antiseptic, astringent, stimulant, alterative, antibacterial and carminative. It has been used in both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine to treat inflammation. Turmeric has bronchodilating effects as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Turmeric can be made into tea, steeped in hot water or hot milk, or even added to food.

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Acupuncture therapy is based on the Chinese concept of the necessary flow energy along certain lines known as meridians. Due to imbalance of energy these lines of force are blocked, which lead to development of stress in body. Gradually with time that stress becomes unbearable and starts affecting your physical and emotional health.

Acupuncture can be very effectively used for dealing with problem of weight loss. But one should know that acupuncture is not a magic. Instead, acupuncture is an efficient support therapy for those who are trying to lose weight, providing you the much needed boost and motivation. It provides significant emotional support for your weight loss motive by stimulating the flow of energy in entire body.

Regular exercise and balanced meals are essential to produce best results out of acupuncture therapy against their weight loss efforts, making the process easier. You may need to have weekly acupuncture treatments to feel the effects, or you may be able to get by with treatments every other week. You need to understand often your individual body structure and various emotional factors pertaining to your weight condition.

Acupuncture speeds up the process of weight loss by dipping various feelings related to stress such as anxiety, depression and anger. Acupuncturist emphasize that it can also aid in controlling your eating habits. This further influences the kind of food you eat, thus reducing obesity. Acupuncture can also be used to suppress your appetite and increase self control.

Acupuncture weight control program works on all levels physical, emotional, and mental. Acupuncture releases chemical out of body for tackling anxiety and frustration. This has a soothing effect that aids in reducing the level of stress. The Acupuncture Weight Control program basically aims at reducing hunger and craving in order to ensure weight loss.

The very first step in therapy is to discuss your particular pattern of overeating with the practitioner and let him know your intake form if there are any real digestive difficulties. Then the acupuncturist usually checks your pulse to check the general state of your stomach energy. He would generally look for certain symptoms such as to cracks in the tongue, peeling or puffiness on the stomach area, or a suspicious yellow or thick white coating that might indicate improper functioning of stomach

Then help of this vital information, the acupuncturist plan a treatment protocol. All the acupuncture points which are important from perspective of acupuncture theory are examined thoroughly. Mouth is studied for the impulsive eater who also smokes a lot. Stomach is studied for the person who keeps on eating regularly .Endocrine relates to problem of water retention that is responsible for some of the weight gain. Adrenal, spleen, kidney and thyroid are commonly used acupuncture points.

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