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Can acupuncture help a cough?

I am a 43 year old female. I have had a cough for over a week. Can acupuncture help a cough?

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Yes. Acupuncture with cupping, herbs, and sometimes massage works well for coughs, pneumonia, and also the common cold.
Yes. I encourage you to book a session with your practitioner of choice to get help with relief.
Yes! Very much so! Many times you will also be given herbal remedy too!
Yes. Acupuncture is very good for help cough problems, sometimes can be instantly stop cough after place a needle in some locations on body.
Yes, and there are lots of Chinese herbal formulas that can help, as well.
It depends on the type and the reason for the cough. But in most coughs, it can help.
Generally, yes, acupuncture can help with a cough. I would recommend you talk to your doctor first about possibly getting tested for Covid-19 to rule that out before you see an acupuncturist. Acupuncture can often help with both allergies and help improve lung function to assist with your cough.
I hope that you feel better soon!
Absolutely, our clinic treats many cough cases.

Yes, depending on the situation. A virtual consultation would be able to tell you how much acupuncture could help you.
With all symptoms we need to first determine the cause. If the underlying cause is a weakened immune system then acupuncture is usually very effective. If it is a smokers the acupuncture can help you quit smoking. If the cause is potentially a more serious condition then the acupuncturist can work in tandem with your medical professional to diagnose and then appropriately treat the condition.
Yes, it can, and there are also herbal formulas that can help.

Mary Hills, DACM, LAc
Yes, acupuncture, especially in conjunction with Chinese Herbal medicine, can definitely help a cough. Try the tea tree oil boil to help clear things up very quickly:
Acupuncture AND herbs could help your cough most likely.
Yes. And so can Chinese Herbs.
Hello! Yes, it can treat respiratory disorders such as cough.
Acupuncture can help with cough. Acupuncture can help with restoring balance in one's body and we see coughing as an imbalance that the person may have.
Hello & thank you for your question! Yes, acupuncture can help alleviate a cough whether its dry, productive, or a mixture of both. We can also give suggestions for minor lifestyle and diet modifications, as well as herbal formulas, to decrease recovery time.
Yes, it can help a cough.
It can, it does, but it depends on your condition on how to treat it. Find a licensed acupuncturist in your area so they can assess you and treat you properly.
Yes, it can.


Yes, you will receive treatment along with herbs that will help suppress your cough.
Acupuncture and cupping the chest helps a lot to open up the chest, release mucus, and stop cough.
It can, and it can help prevent getting sick in the future.
Yes, combining with Chinese herbal medicine will produce a better and faster results.
If you've had a cough that has persisted for more than 7 days, your first stop should be your primary care physician. If they can't find anything wrong (which happens more often than you might think) then, yes, acupuncture can probably help.