Chinese Cure for Bronchitis
Bronchitis is a disease of the respiratory tract with cough as its main symptom. Acute bronchitis is caused by bacterial or viral infection or by irritation from protracted smoking. Chronic bronchitis is caused by frequent attacks of acute bronchitis or other diseases. TCM holds that bronchitis is classified into cough, cough with dyspnea, and phlegm retention, and is often caused by the pathogenic factors of wind-cold, wind-heat, or excess of phlegm-dampness. Symptoms. Acute bronchitis is often manifested as cough due to exopathy. The onset is acute with symptoms of infection of the upper respiratory tract such as nasal obstruction, itching throat, and dry cough, accompanied by fear of cold, fever, headache, and general malaise. The cough is paroxysmal, with thin or thick phlegm, the tongue fur is white and thin, and the pulse floating and tense. If pathogenic wind-cold is transmitted into the interior of the body and causing heat syndrome, symptoms and signs such as yellow tongue...
This exercise is suitable for keeping the lungs healthy and for the prevention and treatment of chest stuffiness, chest pain, shortness of breath, and profuse expectoration. It is also indicated for chronic bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema, and bronchial asthma. The exercise Taking White Qi invigorates the lungs and is effective for deficiency syndromes. The exercise Rubbing The Chest and Si is effective for excess syndromes. The Lung Regulation exercise will be more effective if it is done in combination with the Chest Exercise. Points for Attention
For several years my son had been coming down annually with bronchitis which quickly progressed to pneumonia. It had a very predictable pattern. He would start experiencing cold-like symptoms, light congestion, then almost immediately it would come on hard and fast like the flu, move to his lungs with massive congestion and coughing on the level of bronchitis, and finally turn to pneumonia.
See the previous sections of chronic bronchitis and emphysema of the lungs. Pneumothorax is a kind of disease caused by air entering into the thoracic cavity through a breach created when the visceral pleaura and alveoli of the lungs break up. The idiopathic and spontaneous pneumothorax refer to those patients who have no obvious clinical manifestation. The majority of the patients are young people. Some chronic disease of the lungs, such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, tuberculosis and pulmonary fibrosis may be also accompanied with pneumothorax at the same time. This is common in old people.