Asthma


Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the bronchial tubes (airways) that causes swelling and narrowing (constriction) of the airways. The result is difficulty breathing.

Acupuncture has traditionally been successfully employed for thousands of years to treat most illnesses and research in the past decade has shown that acupuncture can be very effective for respiratory diseases including asthma. There are many studies relating to the success of acupuncture treatment for asthma which have been reported in the medical journals.

In 1979 the World health Organisation listed 40 diseases for which acupuncture was considered to be beneficial and diseases of the respiratory tract including asthma and bronchitis were included in that list.

Dr Mike Whiteside in one report stated that: “This (Acupuncture) is excellent for a mild attack and remarkably well accepted even by children.” This view is certainly supported through the international medical literature and the published controlled studies.

In a study conducted at the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in the University Hospital of Vienna revealed that over 70% of patients with long-standing asthma reported a significant improvement of their ailments after ten weeks of acupuncture treatment.

At our clinic we will treat the whole person rather than a disease and therefore attempt to get to the root cause of the problem rather than treating the symptoms and will consider all lifestyle and environmental factors before commencing treatment.