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Persistent Cough? Try Acupuncture (Yes, Acupuncture!)

Friday, December 02, 2022
Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture

We thought we’d follow-up a previous blog regarding how acupuncture can alleviate persistent cough with this blog post offering a bit more detail. Who would have thought those tiny and painless acupuncture needles could bring so much joy. Countless people across the country suffer from persistent cough. For years they’ve lived with it thinking there is simply no solution. We’re here to tell you, for countless people, acupuncture has proven this to be a false notion.

Acupuncture can help relieve chronic coughing and it often outperforms drug therapy. This includes as a solution for acute stages of respiratory infection. Chronic cough is more than a nuisance and can cause serious disruptions to a person’s health. However, with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture produces an effective 90% treatment rate versus drug therapy which produces at a smaller rate.

There are specific and targeted acupuncture points for chronic cough. An acupuncture point is called chest center, located on the midline of the upper chest which greatly impacts the direction of rebellious Lung Qi. Then fine needles are inserted into the chosen points. It will assist a patient’s overall condition and to select the best Acupuncture points for cough treatment. This reduces or eliminates coughing. There is also another technique where acupuncture and oriental medicines will help a patient eliminate risk factors that will contribute to chronic cough. Like smoking tobacco is one of the biggest risk factors and stopping the habit is a necessity. An acupuncturist will apply ear needle protocol for chemical dependencies that will help reduce a patient’s craving for tobacco and assist the body in detoxifying harmful substances.

Finding someone with a cough, barking cough, wet cough, dry cough and coughing for years, it is time to get off the sick doctor meds because it does not treat root cause and often contributes to future sickness. It is important to find an Acupuncturist to learn how acupuncture and Oriental medicine will help you. Do not wait for months before treating a chronic cough. Getting help early will improve your quality of life and address any root causes of chronic cough. Further, you do not have to be in pain to need acupuncture. Acupuncture is also a great prevention treatment.

Contact Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture to learn more about the benefits of acupuncture.

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