Seitai Acupuncture Offers Acupuncture For Respiratory Disorders
Individuals with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often require ongoing treatment with medications and respiratory therapy to maintain normal breathing levels. Acupuncture is becoming recognized as an effective alternative treatment for these respiratory disorders. At Seitai Acupuncture in Brooklyn, Manhattan, & Staten Island, we can help the uncomfortable symptoms of respiratory problems.
Common Respiratory Symptoms
Respiratory problems generally cause shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, excess mucus production and chronic coughing. Individuals with asthma may feel unable to take in a full breath. Those with COPD may have wheezing, poor energy levels and swelling of the feet or legs. Excess mucus can produce a constant need to cough to clear fluid from the lungs. Symptoms can interfere with normal activities. At times, symptoms can be so severe, they are life threatening. Generally, respiratory disorders require ongoing medical care, but adjunct therapies can help to improve the quality of life when medications and other treatments fall short of providing complete relief.
How Acupuncture Helps To Relieve Symptoms
The mechanism that makes acupuncture effective for respiratory disorders is not well understood currently. Some research suggests the needles inserted in the upper trunk of the body help to relax muscles, relieving chest tightness and allowing easier breathing. Others suggest that acupuncture releases calming neurotransmitter chemicals that help to reduce anxiety and improve breathing. It is likely both mechanisms combine to facilitate normal respiratory function.
What Happens During An Acupuncture Session?
During a session, you will lie on an examining table in a comfortable position. The acupuncturist will swab the determined points of the body with alcohol and then inserts the needles. You may feel a slight pinch during the insertion, but the process is relatively painless. The needles remain in position for up to an hour, with the practitioner adjusting them, warming them or applying a slight electrical charge. In the end, the practitioner will painlessly remove the needles. After the session is completed, you can continue your day normally.
Make Seitai Acupuncture Your Acupuncturist in Brooklyn, Manhattan, & Staten Island
The acupuncturists at Seitai Acupuncture have many years of experience providing care for patients in Brooklyn, Manhattan, & Staten Island, NY. We offer help for a variety of health problems, including back pain, neck pain, arthritis, sciatica, anxiety, and digestive issues. Call Seitai Acupuncture today at 917-475-1840 for an appointment to learn how acupuncture can help your respiratory symptoms.