What drugs are prescribed for constant coughing?

Social Association VdK Hamburg

No more asthma sprays and cortisone

Shortness of breath and shortness of breath, whistling and rattling noises when breathing, coughing fits, tightness in the chest - around ten percent of children and around five percent of adults in Germany suffer from bronchial asthma.

Asthmatics often have many unhealed colds, sinus infections and, in childhood, otitis media, not infrequently. | © DAK / Wigger

While orthodox doctors sometimes prescribe cortisone-containing drugs that merely suppress symptoms, Chinese medicine gets to the bottom of the causes of the disease. In a natural way and without side effects, it has great success in stabilizing the derailed immune system and enabling a long-term life without drugs.

At the beginning of every treatment according to the standards of Chinese medicine, there is a comprehensive anamnesis. Pulse sensing, tongue diagnosis and medical history lead the experts to the roots of the disease. Asthmatics have often had many unhealed colds, sinus processes and, in childhood, otitis media, not infrequently. The Chinese speak of cold penetrating the body. This inner cold makes asthmatics sensitive to renewed damp and cold weather situations. They react with allergic and infection-related inflammations that sink from the nasal cavity into the bronchi.

In addition, the overactive and at the same time ineffective immune system leads to spasms of the bronchial muscles with shortness of breath and desperate attempts to expel mucus. "Even from an early age, many patients receive strong medication such as antibiotics, nasal sprays and cortisone, which damage the lung qi, the energy flow of the airways, by hindering the cleansing processes of the mucous membranes and promoting the accumulation of internal mucus", knows Christian Schmincke, expert and head of the clinic at Steigerwald. "After a thorough analysis of the patient's history, we slowly discontinue the conventional medical drugs in the course of the therapy under constant observation."

-Experts prescribe decoctions made from Chinese herbs, which they put together in an individual recipe, which they regularly review and adapt to the course of therapy. Components such as alanth flowers help to bring the mucus up from the depths and thus relieve the shortness of breath. Bitter almond, combined with the balloon flower root, helps to reduce the spastic overactivity of the bronchial muscles. "The herbal mixtures not only help acutely against symptoms, but at the same time create the conditions for the body to find its way back to a healthy functional situation through the development of slimy-productive infections", says Dr. Schmincke.

Acupuncture also offers effective help, especially for short-term symptom relief. Certain point combinations, such as the so-called approval point of the lungs as well as lungs 7 and stomach 40, have proven their worth. The calming movement meditation Qigong and bodywork support the therapy by releasing tension. In addition, a vegetarian diet with few dairy products relieves the organism. Together, these treatment methods form the five pillars of the. Further information at www.tcmklinik.de on the Internet.

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