The Asthma Society of Ireland is marking World Asthma Day, May 1st, with a campaign to highlight the on-going tragedy of deaths from asthma in Ireland and launching their new asthma emergency information pack. With one-in-ten people in Ireland affected by this inflammatory lung condition everyone should know how to respond in an emergency situation.
The new Asthma Attack Card is available free of charge to patients, healthcare professionals, schools and sporting organisations and can be ordered by calling 1850 44 54 64 or you can download it from our publications page.
How can acupuncture help asthma sufferers?
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the fundamental cause of asthma is the presence of phlegm. In Oriental Medicine, the passage of water is controlled by three organs, namely Lung, Spleen and Kidney. Lung regulates the water passages in the upper jiao, the Spleen transports and transforms water in the middle jiao, and Kidney dominates water metabolism in the lower jiao. Imbalance of Yin and Yang in any of these three organs may lead to stagnation of the water circulation, which then contributes to the production and storage of phlegm in the Lung. Storage of phlegm in the Lung becomes the main cause for recurrent asthma attacks.
Treatment principles during asthma attacks should focus on lowering the uprising Lung Qi, relieving wheezing (bronchial spasms) and dyspnea, and dissolving the phlegm.
Acupuncture is a safe, gentle and effective way to address the associated symptoms of Asthma by relieving wheezing (bronchial spasms) and dyspnea (shortness of breath) and dissolving phlegm. This is done by correcting the imbalance in the body and rectifying the yin and yang balance and also my tonifying the lung qi.All treatments here at Anam Mai Acupuncture include detailed consultation, Acupuncture session with sterile disposable needles. Moxibustion, Cupping, & Infrared Heat Lamp Therapy if deemed necessary based on your consultation. Please feel free to contact me if you require any additional information.
Niamh Muldowney, owner, Anam Mai Acupuncture