Bronchitis is a challenging condition. With oriental medicine, the most important thing is getting the proper diagnosis regarding the client's constitution and nature of their disease. Use pulse assessment, blood pressure, heart rate, temperature and ear assessment to get to that point. We need to differentiate between excess and deficient conditions or even conflicting signs to determine the best herbal mix to address this condition. Acupuncture can be supplemental, but herbal medicine is primary.
Charlie Sciutto, Lac.
Yes, acupuncture, but more specifically, herbal medicine can be very effective to greatly reduce the symptoms and reason behind GERD. In Chinese terms, normal movement of stomach chi is downward. When the liver is overheated (via emotion and physical stressors), it can overact on the stomach, leading to rebellious stomach chi and the symptoms of GERD. During my school years, I conducted a double blind study on the effectiveness of Chinese herbs to address GERD versus PPI (Protonix, Prilosec, etc.). Participants who had been taking PPI agreed to suspend use of this drug during the study. They were given either a placebo or the Chinese herbs in capsule form. The Chinese herbs provided consistent relief of GERD symptoms. Over the years, I have refined this formula. Both patients and other practitioners purchase this product and get consistently great results.
Anyone suffering from GERD and not wanting the long-term side effects from Proton Pump Inhibitors should consider Chinese Herbs. You can contact my office to discuss further (805) 450-2891.
Please contact our office if interested (805-450-2891). Thank you.
Hope this helps give you a sense of how things can work. Best of luck,
Be well. I would be happy to assist you.