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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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In today's life everybody is so engaged in earning money and beat their rivals that they hardly fid any time for themselves and their family. He works more than his capacity. As a result of that, he becomes the victim of stress. This stress affects their health I negative way. For this they run to doctors who suggest them allopathic treatment which suppresses the stress symptoms but make the body immune system weak and more prone to disease.

Thankfully we have a safe method to overcome this stress in our body i.e. acupuncture treatment. This treatment is a Chinese healing art that uses superfine needles inserted in body parts. According to its theory, an energy flows through our body in the channels known as meridians. These meridians lie all along the length and breath of body and are associated with all the body organs thus providing them energy. On these meridians lie the acupuncture points which have association with one or the other body organ. In the situations of stress, blood and energy flow is restricted which results in stagnation.

Stress causes flight or fight response in the body as a result of which blood stress hormone, cortisol, is released which makes a  person feels irritation, anger, frustration, difficulty in sleeping, tension in muscles of neck and shoulders, depression, pain in body parts including headaches and migraines, premenstrual symptoms in women, bowel's syndrome etc.  This increases blood pressure and makes immune system weak. Due to all these a person feels hatred towards life and looses the zeal of living life.

When acupuncture is performed on a stress patient, tissues and muscles get activated that helps in movement of chi and the blood. Acupuncture stimulates brain to release stress suppressing hormone endorphins and serotonins which causes a deep relaxing feel in the mind reducing stress. It also helps to lower the level of cortisol in blood and removes toxic substances by improving blood circulation. It reduces sympathetic nerve activity thus lowering blood pressure and heart beat rate.

A patient feel relaxation in one session only that lasts for 30-60 minutes. Some people may fall asleep during the treatment only. In general, a regular acupuncture treatment for stress symptoms gives you the best results and makes you feel alive again. With this, muscles movement is enhanced thus tension and stiffness is released causing a relief in pain in neck, shoulders and other body parts. Acupuncture provides a great comfort for headache and migraine patients. It increases the circulation of blood thus providing tissues more of oxygen and makes them work more and more. Regular yoga and meditation, and healthy and nutritious diet also help a lot in stress reliving.

Some people do not consider it safe and are hesitate for this treatment as it includes pointed needles. But these needles do not cause any pain; just a slight sensation is felt for a sec during insertion. Once the needles are inside you start feeling relaxed. What you require is the proper selection of your acupuncturist. He should be a licensed one so that there is no risk of infection with needles.

You can also enhance your knowledge about acupuncture for stress symptoms by surfing on internet. You will find a no. of websites for health clinic with such services. You can also leave queries in their mailbox and will soon get an answer for them. But yeah, before taking any decision content yourself with their authenticity.

 

George Jhon is an Author for Backonyourfeet, An Acupuncture Sydney clinic where our highly skilled experts may guide you about Fundamentals of Acupuncture Treatment to Improve Your Life. For more information, visit http://www.backonyourfeet.com.au

Asian women living in Asia have a much smoother transition into menopause than American women. Why? Chinese herbs have been used for centuries to help menopause symptoms such as insomnia, hot flashes, low libido, depression and low estrogen.

The following is a list of popular Chinese herbs that work!

Black Cohosh

Black cohosh is a popular herb that balances hormones and relieves menopausal symptoms such as insomnia, depression, vaginal dryness and hot flashes. It mimics the effect of estrogen in the body and helps increase estrogen levels. Women's estrogen levels decline during perimenopause and menopause creating an imbalance. This imbalance manifests as night sweats, hot flashes, moodiness, weight gain and insomnia. It is important to have all of your hormone levels checked to see what needs to be replenished. For many women, black cohosh works wonders. Stress levels are reduced and mood is enhanced.

Soy

Soy contains phytoestrogens that work naturally with the body to elevate estrogen levels and balance out menopausal symptoms. Soy prevents Osteoporosis by keeping the bones strong. It also contains protein that helps reduce cholesterol levels and incidents of heart disease or stroke. It can be found naturally in soy beans , soy milk , tofu and soy nuts. You can find practically anything made of soy these days! If you have thyroid conditions soy is not recommended.

Ginseng

Ginseng is an adaptagen herb that helps the body restore itself to health. It has been used as an energy tonic for centuries and was once prescribed for enlightening the mind and increasing inner wisdom. It enhances a women's low libido which is a very typical complaint in menopause. It also helps vaginal dryness making intercourse more comfortable. Ginseng is also known as a tonic that promotes relaxation and energy. It helps control night sweats and hot flashes and balances out mood swings. Ginseng is an herb that is beneficial for everyone.

Angelica Sinesis

Angelica Sinesis is a dried root grown in China typically used to stabilize blood vessels and reduce hot flashes and night sweats in women going through perimenopause and menopause. This will ensure a good nights' sleep which your body needs to stay healthy. It also helps in balancing mood swings.

Motherwort

Motherwort is a calming herb frequently used to treat menopause symptoms like insomnia, anxiety, heart palpitations, and rapid heart beat. It improves mental outlook and reduces the effects of stress. Motherwort helps in regulating the thyroid, liver, heart and blood vessels. It is also excellent in treating post partum depression and PMS.

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