Respiratory Disorders

IThe common cold

It is caused by virus in the mucous membrane of the nose and pharynx.

SYMPTOMS

Sneezing, running eyes and nose, cough, headache and general malaise.

TREATMENT:

Baihui (DU. 20)

Dazhui (DU. 14)

Fengchi (G.B. 20)

Hegu (L.I. 4)

Headache:

Taiyang (Ex. 2)

Touwei (ST. 8)

Blocked nose:

Nose-Heliao (L.I. 19)

Nasal discharge:

Yintang (Ex. 1)

Yingxiang (L.I. 20)

Sore throat;

Shaoshang (LU. 11)

Fever:

Dazhui (DU. 14)

Quchi (L.I. 11)

Cough:

Lieque (LU. 7)

Hay fever

This is common allergic disorder characterised by an acute inflammation of the mucus lining of the nose which may may spread to throat and conjunctiva. This is followed by sneezing and excessive lacrimation. In chronic cases a blocked nose usually occurs.

TREATMENT:

Baihui (DU. 20)

Yintang (EX. 1)

Yingxiang (L.I. 20)

Hegu (L.I. 4)

Lieque (LU. 7)

Xuehai (SP. 10)

A) BLOCKED NOSE:

Nose-Heliao (L.I. 19)

Shangxing (DU. 23)

B) NOSE BLEEDING (EPISTAXIS)

Nose-Heliao (L.I. 19)

Shangxing (DU. 23)

Suliao (DU.25)

Renzhong (DU. 26)

Geshu (U.B. 17)

Taiyuan (LU. 9)

Kongzui (LU. 6)

Sinusitis

SINUSITIS

A condition in which the cavities around the nasal passages become inflamed.

SYMPTOMS

Facial pain and pressure, blocked nose, nasal discharge, reduced sense of smell, cough, congestion, toothache headache, tiredness.

CAUSES

Most of the cases is due to virus , bacteria and chemicals can trigger mucus.

TREATMENT:

Baihui (DU. 20)

Yangbai (G.B. 14)

Yuyao (EX. 3)

Quanliao (S.I. 18)

Hegu (L.I. 4)

Dazhui (DU. 14)

Quchi (L.I. 11)

Sanyinjiao (SP.6)

Xuehai (SP. 10)

Tonsillitis

TONSILLITIS

Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils, two oval shaped pads of tissue at the back for the throat.

SYMPTOMS

Pain while swallowing, fever, chills, earaches, stomach aches, headaches, bad breath, a stiff neck, very sore throat

CAUSES

It is often caused by viruses and bacterial infection.

TREATMENT:

Baihui (DU. 20)

Tianrong (S.I. 17)

Hegu (L.I. 4)

Dazhui (DU. 14)

Quchi (L.I. 11)

Sanyinjiao (SP. 6)

Pharyngitis

PHARYNGITIS

It is pain or irritation in the throat that occurs when when swallowing or without swallowing.

SYMPTOMS

Sneezing, headache, cough, fatigue, body aches, chills, running nose.

CAUSES

It can be caused due to burn from hot food,sleeping with mouth open, very dry mouth, overuse of voice.

TREATMENT:

Baihui (DU. 20)

Tianrong (S.I. 17)

Lianquan (REN .23)

Hegu (L.I. 4)

Dazhui (DU. 14)

Quchi (L.I. 11)

Sanyinjiao (SP. 6)

Laryngitis

LARYNGITIS

It is an inflammation of the voice cords from overuse, infection or irritation.

SYMPTOMS

Low fever, throat pain, persistent cough, difficulty with speech, hoarseness.

TREATMENT:

Baihui (DU. 20)

Neck-Futu (L.I. 18)

Tiantu (Ren 22)

Hegu ( L.I. 4)

Tongli (H. 5)

Tracheitis

TRACHEITIS

It is an infection of your trachea.

SYMPTOMS

Chest pain, fever, ear ache, headache, dizziness, scratch feeling in throat.

CAUSES

Bacterial tracheitis is usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.

TREATMENT:

Baihui (DU. 20)

Neck-Futu (L.I. 18)

Tiantu (Ren 22)

Hegu ( L.I. 4)

Tongli (H. 5)

Hoarse Voice

HOARSE VOICE

An impairment or change in voice quality that affects ability to speak or sing.

CAUSES

The most common cause of hoarseness is acute laryngitis caused most often by an upper respiratory tract infection and less from overuse or misuse of the voice.

SYMPTOMS

Sore throat, hoarse voice for more than three weeks is one of the most common symptoms.

TREATMENT:

Baihui ( DU. 20)

Neck-Futu (L.I. 18)

Tianrong (S,I, 17).

Dazhui (DU. 14)

Tongli (H. 5)

Hegu (L.I.4)

Bronchitis

BRONCHITIS

It is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the airways that carry air to the lungs.

SYMPTOMS

Thickened mucus, shortness of breathe, cough, fatigue, slight fever and chills, chest discomfort.

CAUSES

It is usually caused by virus which causes cold and flu. Chronic Bronchitis is caused due to cigarette smoking, air pollution, dust or toxic gases.

TREATMENT:

Baihui (DU. 20)

Zhongfu (LU 1)

Feishu (U.B. 13)

Dazhui (DU. 14)

Acute Bronchitis:

Chize (LU. 5)

Hegu (L.I. 4)

Fever:

Dazhui (DU. 14)

Quchi (LI. 11)

Sanyinjiao (SP.6)

Sore throat :

Tianrong (S.I. 17)

Chest pain :

Kongzui (LU. 6)

Excessive sputum :

Fenglong (ST. 40)

Cough

COUGH

Forceful sound that clears irritation in throat of mucus.

CAUSES

Due to respiratory tract infection like cold and flu which are mostly caused by virus, sinus infection, acute bronchitis.

SYMPTOMS

Sore throat, dry mouth, asthma, allergy.

TREATMENT:

Baihui (DU.20)

Shanzhong (REN 17)

Zhongfu (LU. 1)

Feishu (U.B. 13)

Lieque (LU. 7)

Fenglong (ST. 40)

Whooping cough

It is an acute virus infection affecting infants.

TREATMENT:

Neiguan (P. 6)

Chize (LU. 5)

Kongzui (LU. 6)

Bronchial Asthma

This is caused by spasm of the air passages of the lungs, and may arise from allergy, infection, or emotional factors.

TREATMENT:

Baihui (DU.20)

Shanzhong (REN 17)

Dingchuan (EX. 17)

Lieque (LU.7)

Blocked nose:

Nose-Heliao (L.I. 19)

Allergy:

Xuehai (SP. 10)

Asphyxia

Dyspnea

Dyspnea is dfficult or labored breathing and its commonly called shortness of breath.

TREATMENT:

Palpitation and dyspnea:

Neiguan (P.6)

Shenmen (H. 7)