Bronchitis is an infection of the bronchi that occurs when a virus or bacteria enters the lung's airways, causing inflammation. Symptoms include congestion, fatigue, cough, slight fever, sore throat, and shortness of breath. Bronchitis can either be acute (short-term) or chronic (reoccurring).
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Bronchitis.
The Chinese Medicine treatment of bronchitis generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).
The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of bronchitis:
The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating bronchitis. For a complete list from our store with more details see our bronchitis formula section.
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Cough with watery, copious sputum, breathing issues such as wheezing, asthma, shortness of breath (particularly difficulty inhaling), chest oppression. Possibly signs of kidney qi/yang deficiency such as edema, weak low back and/or legs, fatigue.
The Tongue will have a white coating that can be either greasy or slippery.