Respiratory Illnesses

Health and Harmony has been very successful with the treatment of chronic respiratory illnesses such as asthma, bronchitis, prolonged chest infections and incessant coughing as well as associated nasal illnesses such as sinusitis and hay fever.

Persons with asthma, bronchitis, or chronic cough and recurrent cold/flu, are likely to have Lung deficiency.

Lung dominates the Qi and manifests on the skin. As the environment affects the skin, the change is reflected in the Lung. As the Lung is attacked, its function to regulate water passage becomes impaired, water begins to stagnate and phlegm starts to form.

Hay fever is more likely to affect persons with a heated body constitution, where an excess of heat in the summer can set out allergenic symptoms.

Usually for Health and Harmony there are three steps in TCM treatment:

1) Identify and remove the causes of illness

2) Restore the body

3) Fortify the body in prevention of future illness.

Respiratory wellbeing is inevitably determined by our immediate surroundings which are inescapable. External pathogenic factors, such as pollen, cigarette smoke, any other allergens, cold or heat, particularly a rapid change in weather can commonly induce the symptoms respiratory illness. TCM methods such as acupuncture and herbal medicine can be very helpful in decreasing the body’s oversensitivity to these external pathogenic factors or overcoming a congenital weakness.

In our experience, herbal medicine has been the most helpful in alleviating deficiencies while acupuncture is more useful in reducing the severity of symptoms.

 

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Women's health refers to health issues specific to human female anatomy. These often relate to structures such as female genitalia and breasts or to conditions caused by hormones specific to, or most notable in, females.
 
 
 
 
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