If your child experiences frequent coughing, shortness of breath or tightness in the chest area, these could be indications that your child has asthma. It is important to seek out an asthma diagnosis as early as possible because this condition can cause inflammation and narrowing of the bronchial tubes if left untreated in the long-term. Consult a Houston Asthma Treatment Doctor at weMED Wellness today.

There have been many advances in the holistic treatment of asthma in children. The influence of Eastern medicine on the Western practices of treating asthma in children has resulted in acupuncture being recommended by the World Health Organization as an effective treatment for this chronic disease. After being treated with acupuncture, children in a 2006 study published by the Chinese Journal of Acupuncture & Moxibustion experienced reduced shortness of breath. In addition, the recurrence rate of asthma attacks was reduced for children who received regular acupuncture treatments.

Acupuncture is based on the Chinese principle that energy flows through the body in certain directions. The pathways for the flow of energy are called meridians. Doctors trained in acupuncture can identify the critical points along the meridians where needles are introduced. The needles, although a few inches long, are only inserted just underneath the skin. In most cases, acupuncture needles are placed in meridians throughout the upper back and hands. Patients wait with the needles inserted for about 20 to 30 minutes before they are removed.

Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of conditions and is commonly prescribed as a way to reduce inflammation and pain. Patients report feeling a general warmth and numbness at the site where the acupuncture needles are inserted. Patients who suffer from asthma may find that they respond to acupuncture treatment by feeling as though they have an increased lung capacity. Many patients report being able to inhale air without as much effort after receiving acupuncture treatment.

In addition to the acupuncture treatments that weMED Wellness offers to all patients who may benefit from them, there is also a family medicine doctor on staff, who has experience treating a wide range of issues for patients, including asthma.

Contact weMED Wellness Today to Consult with a Houston Asthma Treatment Doctor

To set up an appointment to discuss your child’s asthma with an experienced and trusted Houston Asthma Treatment Doctor, call weMED Wellness today at (713) 572-3888. You can also email frontdesk@wemedclinic.com to book an initial appointment.