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Acupuncture Treatment for Asthma

Asthma is a common respiratory condition in which the airway swells, spasms, and produces extra mucus, leading to shortness of breath. Asthma can be triggered by exercise, cold weather, emotional stress, or allergic hypersensitivity. Some patients with asthma have only mild symptoms, but for others the condition is more severe. Asthma can be life-threatening if it is not adequately treated.

Our clinic provides compassionate and effective treatment within the field of acupuncture. We have helped many people with asthma and other respiratory diseases. In addition to treatment of asthma, we also have experience treating many disorders and symptoms which are related to asthma, such as involve involuntary coughing, sinus congestion, and emotional stress.

In some cases of severe allergies, the combination of sinus congestion and asthma can be life threatening. Depending on the nature of the allergy, medications may not be enough to help the patient. We have successfully treated adults and children who were suffering in this way, even while taking 3 or 4 medications for these symptoms.

In these cases, by the end of the acupuncture session, the sinuses typically begin to drain vigorously through the nose. Although perhaps the sight is not for the squeamish, it brings welcome relief to the patient. Children tend to respond especially quickly to our treatments. In general, it is very easy for patients to use our services alongside the treatments provided by a pulmonologist.

Acupuncture research at Harvard Medical School and many other institutions around the world have determined that acupuncture has profound effects on the body's physiology. These include a wide range of molecular and cellular effects on the immune system, nervous system, endocrine system, and growth-regulatory systems.

Essentially, acupuncture helps the body to increase its natural healing response. It helps the body to have an easier time managing stress. During acupuncture treatment for asthma, between 2 and 8 hair-thin needles will be placed on very specific points on the abdomen, arms, legs, or back. If you are considering acupuncture treatment for this condition, it is a good idea to see an acupuncturist with a high level of knowledge and skill, with many years of experience.

As an acupuncturist and holistic health practitioner, Dr. Windsor uses the latest research to find solutions for patients with asthma. During treatment for asthma, it may be necessary to address another underlying reason for the occurrence of symptoms. We will create an integrated treatment strategy for your unique concerns and conditions. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you, and with your pulmonologist and other medical providers, in order to help you feel better as quickly as possible.
"Asthma is a common condition which frequently affects children. Sometimes asthma goes away as people get older, and other times it may recur after exposure to an environmental factor. Although acupuncture is not used to treat asthma emergencies, patients who experience asthma typically respond well to acupuncture. This usually leads to a reduction in symptoms which is both short-term and long-term.

The benefits of acupuncture for asthma are likely due to its ability to help the body to regulate the inflammatory signals of the immune system, as well as the stress response signals of the nervous system."
Dr. Eric Windsor, D.Ac.

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About Maryland Holistics

Maryland Holistics LLC is the private practice of Dr. Eric Windsor, D.Ac., L.Ac. Our serene, professional office is located in Ellicott City, MD. Maryland Holistics has provided care to thousands of satisfied customers since opening in 2009. Dr. Windsor is a preferred provider in the CareFirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield, GEHA, and United Healthcare networks.

3525 Ellicott Mills Dr., Ste E
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 301-588-5858
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