Reoccurring Colds, Chronic Bronchitis and How Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Can Help, Part 1

Yasmin Spencer, LAc, DAOM

Reoccurring Colds, Chronic Bronchitis 

and How Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Can Help, Part 1

There are many reasons that the lungs become susceptible to sickness. The lungs often become weak due to damage caused by a serious illness, especially if the illness was never completely resolved. Many people report that they were rarely sick, until they got one bad cold or flu, and now they are sick often. This is because the integrity of the lung tissue was compromised through the illness causing a person to be prone to reoccurring sickness. A Chinese medicine view is that the “Qi” of the lungs and the “Wei Qi” defense was damaged, causing the lungs to be vulnerable to external pathogens. There can also be lung weakness in individuals who have or have had asthma, had a serious illness when young, were exposed to toxic environmental pollutants or molds that damaged the lungs, or…

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