Acupuncture For Asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways which effects over 5 million people in the UK, 1 million of whom are children. Symptoms include wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and cough.

Many people’s asthma is adversely affected by environmental factors such as changes in temperature or allergens. The extent to which the asthma affects lives can vary significantly. Standard treatment is via inhalers sometimes taken regularly and by others as and when.

Although there hasn’t been a great deal of large volume conclusive research into the effectiveness of acupuncture for asthma, many patients taking part in studies felt better afterwards. Anecdotal results in clinic too suggest it can make a difference to those experiencing chest problems.

There is also evidence to support acupuncture as an effective treatment for acute asthma attacks: a large trial showed it to be similar to inhaled salbutamol (Han 2012). Acupuncture has been found to be cost effective by virtue of improving quality of life (Rheinhold 2014).

I’ve successfully helped many people suffering with asthma. If you’d like to book you can do so online here. Alternatively, you can email or contact me via my contact form here.

Source: British Acupuncture Council. More information is available from the British Acupuncture Council about back pain here

Photo Credit: Darius Bashar

What People Say About Acupuncture With Jo

We first took our 11 year old son to Jo in 2016 after a combination of asthma and low immunity had seen him end regularly end up in hospital during the winter months. I’m delighted to say that we saw improvements even after 1 session but continue treatment at vulnerable times. Highly recommended.

Karen, Hove

Hello I'm Jo Darling
Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Practitioner
I’m an experienced Acupuncturist, passionate about helping you live a healthier, happier life. I love what I do at my Brighton & Hove acupuncture practice and have specialist interests in using acupuncture to assist fertility, to support cancer patients and pregnancy niggles as well as acupuncture to help women through menopause and for pain relief
I practice from my home Preston Park acupuncture clinic and Hove acupuncture clinic offering personalised, professional care, using acupuncture, moxa, cupping and electro-acupuncture where appropriate. I have also practiced Reflexology since 2006 and offer combined ‘Acureflex’ treatments – a wonderful combination of the wisdom of acupuncture and the soothing touch of reflexology.

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