Asthma is a common illness characterized by repeated attacks of paroxysmal dyspnea with wheezing, condition making it the most common chronic childhood disease to date. During an asthma attack, the lung’s airways become inflamed, contract and become lined with excessive amounts of mucous – causing a restriction of airflow and making it very difficult to breathe. These attacks often triggered by pollution or some environmental irritant like cigarette smoke, household cleaning agents, or other toxins. Other common triggers include a change in air temperature or humidity: stress, allergies, and physical exertion. If there is a history of hives, eczema or skin-related allergies, then there is a common link between skin reactions and chronic asthma. Symptoms generally include:
Pain or pressure felt in the chest.
Cough persistent with cold especially either at night or early in the morning.
An audible ‘wheezing’ sound is characteristic of asthma, especially when exhaling.
Combination of genetic and environmental factors has a number of triggers that often include:
Factors that can cause due to allergy of pollen, grass, certain foods, house dust mites, pets or any other environmental reason.
Other factors such perfume, deodorants, chemical detergents, fabric.
Aggravate in physical exertion or exercise.
The causative factors are varied from the exogenous pathogenic factors to weakened body resistance. Asthma due to exogenous pathogenic factors is of excess type, and that due to weakened body resistance is of deficiency type.
But sometimes patients suffering from episodes of asthma do not always have the typical symptoms of asthma such as shortness of breath, chest tightness, and wheezing (symptoms of airway narrowing). Instead, patients can have symptoms that may not seem to be related to asthma. These “unusual” asthma symptoms include:
Rapid breathing, sighing, fatigue and inability to exercise properly, difficulty sleeping, anxiety and difficulty concentrating, chronic cough without wheezing, protracted cough after an upper respiratory illness, recurrent diagnosis of walking pneumonia, and noises emanating from the chest usual during exhalation.
Wind-cold: it denotes due to invasion of wind cold, which impairs the smooth flow of the lung vital, injures the skin and hair, and makes pores closed. Lungs vital fails to disperse and descend, leading to cough.
Main manifestations: cough with thin sputum, rapid breathing, accompanied by chills, fever, headache and absence of thirst, white tongue coating. Lungs main function is of respiration and is associated with the skin and hair, which are first attacked by wind cold in invasive procedure.
Phlegm-heat type: It refers due to failure of the spleen in transformation and transportation, resulting in production of phlegm from the accumulated dampness. Long standing retention of phlegm turns into heat. When phlegm heat stays in the lung, the lung vital is stagnated and the normal activity of the lung is impaired. Failure of lung vital in descending function results in asthma.
Main manifestations: Rapid and short breathing, strong and coarse voice, cough with thick yellow sputum. When phlegm stays in the lung, sensation of chest stuffiness appears. Fever, restlessness and dryness of mouth are due to presence of heat. Thick yellow or sticky coatings are the signs of phlegm heat.
Lung – Prolonged and protracted cough may weaken and injure lung vital. Deficiency may create shortness of breath and dyspnea.
Main manifestations: Short and rapid breathing, feeble voice, weak and low sound of coughing, sweating on exertion, pale tongue, pulse of deficiency type.
Kidney – Overwork and sexual indulgence can injure the kidney. It can weaken the body resistance and damages the essential energy, failure to receive energy may create causative factor to raise asthma.
Main manifestations: Dyspnea on exertion after longstanding asthma, severe wheezing, in drawing of the soft tissues of the neck, short breath, lassitude and weakness, sweating, cold limbs, pale tongue. Long standing asthma affects the kidney that is the source of energy. When it is in lowered functioning fails to receive energy and therefore dyspnea on exertion, severe wheezing and short breath appear. Exhausted kidneys develop emaciation and lassitude, weakness and sweating.
To over come the asthmatic symptom one has to do the followings:
Exercise regularly. Regular, gentle exercise will help strengthen over-all lung and heart functioning. If you are unfit, start slowly, gradually increasing activity as the fitness levels increase.
Include Vitamin C, B6 and magnesium, as a lack of these nutrients, implicated in a number of inflammatory conditions, including asthma.
Avoid sulfites and preservatives, as these tend to trigger asthmatic reactions.
Avoid common irritants such as spray deodorants, perfumed cleaning agents, and cigarette smoke, wherever possible.
Reduce dust and pollen in the household. During pollen season, try keeping the windows closed and opt for an air conditioner instead. Replacing carpets with tiles can cut dust or wooden floors, buying washable curtains and blinds, and vacuuming upholstered furniture and mattresses regularly.
Wear a scarf over nose and mouth if have to go out in cold air and avoid exercising in cold air.
Treat colds and flu as soon as they become clear.
If stress and anxiety are triggers, learn to manage with relaxation such as meditation, deep breathing exercises.
Acupuncture Onnuri SuJok is a traditionally accomplished through the insertion of very fine needles at the certain energy meridians, energy gates, joints of affected organs, or energy flow therapy in miniature form of hands and feet’s. Thus, the concepts itself does not even touch the body organs and one may easily find the difference in few three or four sessions. The remission of the disease can be achieved and medicaments’ therapy simultaneously be reduced or eliminated altogether. One may start doing home remedy as per pic to put brown color dot with permanent marker pen in index finger and on palm at the mount below the thumb is to give some sort of pull-push pressure with other hand thumb. The course of treatment is definitely uneventful.
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