From the common cold to more serious conditions like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have a long history of working well to reduce respiratory symptoms and strengthen the body’s immune system and overall function. For thousands of years, acupuncturists and alternative medicine specialists have been treating asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, sinusitis, and even allergies with acupuncture and other forms of Oriental Medicine naturally.
There is evidence that acupuncture and certain massage techniques relieve sinus pressure and inflammation, allowing the sinuses to properly fight bacteria and other germs. Cupping uses glass containers to activate the lymphatic system and release toxins. Gua Sha is a technique that applies repeated, even strokes with a massage tool to affected areas, restoring fluid movement. It may also be effective in reducing fever.
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diseases, symptoms and conditions for which acupuncture has been proven through controlled clinical trials to be an effective treatment include: (This list also includes other common diseases, symptoms, and conditions for which acupuncture has been shown effective but further study is currently being done)