How the Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic can help you with Asthma.
If you are here, most likely you suffer from asthma. Allergic diseases, such as allergic rhinitis and asthma, affect more than 20% of the population (that means 40 to 50 million Americans) and are the sixth leading chronic disease in the United States. Allergic asthma is the most common form of asthma. Asthma is considered allergic when symptoms become more intense, perhaps resulting in an asthma attack, when the individual is exposed to allergens to which his/her immune system is sensitive.
Asthma, a condition whose incidence, prevalence and mortality rate has been increasing during the past several years, is a very serious health problem for both children and adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the death rate from asthma increased by 46% and it is still growing.
If you are here, you are likely to be taking some sort of western medication i.e. antihistamine, alpha-blockers, inhalers, antibiotics etc. Although these drugs alleviate your symptoms, you know that the medications do not address the root of the problem and might cause side effects. If you are seeking help, you can try our natural holistic approach for asthma. By the way, you are not alone; many people with asthma look for and find help from alternative therapies. In a survey of 48 multicultural parents of children with asthma, 81% of the parents used one or more forms of alternative or complementary therapy to treat their child’s asthma.
At Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic of San Francisco Bay Area, we help you or your loved ones by creating a unique combination of different modalities to open the bronchial passages, decrease the sensitivity to allergen, and reduce congestion, inflammation and stress. Our unique approaches include a combination of acupuncture, cupping, point massage, breathing exercises, lung visceral massage, herbal inhalation, herbal balsamic nasal application, herbs, supplements and medical hypnosis.
Acupuncture for Asthma.
Practiced for over 5000 years in various Asian cultures, acupuncture has finally made its way to the Western world. In 1979 the World health Organization listed 40 diseases for which acupuncture was considered to be beneficial and diseases of the respiratory tract including asthma and bronchitis were included in that list. The main benefit of acupuncture for asthma sufferers is that acupuncturists treat the whole person rather than a disease and, therefore, attempt to get to the root cause of the problem rather than simply treating the symptoms. Acupuncturists, similarly to other holistic practitioners, will consider all lifestyle and environmental factors before commencing treatment.
We, at Biotherapy Clinic, use different styles of acupuncture such as traditional Chinese, Japanese scalp, Russian ear lobe, Korean Su-Jok (hand/foot) and more. For young children or people who are afraid of needles, we use needle free acupuncture. Instead of pricking the skin, we use magnetic point massage, apply the seeds, magnetic pellets, or plasters on acupuncture points or ear lobe.
A study conducted in the University Hospital of Vienna revealed that over 70% of patients with long-standing asthma reported a significant improvement of their ailments after ten weeks of acupuncture treatment.
During our acupuncture session you will be introduced to cupping. Cupping is an ancient Chinese practice in which a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced so that the skin and superficial muscle layer is drawn into and held in the cup. In some cases, the cup may be moved while the suction of skin is active, causing a regional pulling of the skin and muscle. The cupping is widely used as home treatment even for young children in many European countries.
Cupping increases lymph blood circulation, diminishes sensitivity to allergen, decreases the level of lung toxicity, improves the activity of your immune system and opens the congested bronchial passages.
The research work “Therapeutic action of suction cups on human immune systems” was conducted by Peter Melamed Lic.Ac, Ph.D as a part of his scientific study in the medical school in Russia. Conclusions: cupping increases the immune activity of leucocytes (phagocytosis) in 50% of the cases.
For people with asthma, especially for young children, it is vitally important to increase thoracic mobility and motility to improve lung function. We use a gentle thoracic visceral manipulation that recovers the oxygenation and make pale or bluish children’s lips rosy and vigorous.
We will teach you the special breathing exercises that will facilitate the release of the inflamed, congested, solid mucous discharges out and cleanse your lungs and bronchi.
We will help you to support your body’s anti-allergy mechanisms with the nutritional supplementation program that includes vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, natural antihistamines, and natural antimicrobial and antifungal remedies.
For inflammation, congestion, and narrowing of airways and allergy we use different forms of Herbal Medicine such as herbal vapor inhalation, herbal rinse, herbal tea and herbal formulas. Our unique herbal balsamic nasal application suppresses the infection and makes the “dirty” congested stuff come out.
Food allergies are a very important cause of asthma. The foods you eat can boost your immune system and prevent symptoms. People with allergies may also have sensitivity to certain foods. To find out which foods aggravate symptoms of asthma in a particular individual, an elimination-and-challenge diet is recommended. This diet involves the removal of suspected foods from the diet for at least a week followed by systematic re-introduction of those foods in order to isolate the foods that may aggravate certain symptoms. Special healing diet will be discussed during the Healing Food Consultation .
Many people with asthma underwent many treatments with antibiotics which influenced the “internal ecology” and killed the friendly intestinal flora. This, in turn, causes Candida – yeast overgrows, suppresses the immune system and usually makes the condition chronic. Whole Body Cleansing with Colon Hydrotherapy and Restoration of Friendly Intestinal Flora are very effective way back to health.
And now, this is what the Professor of Medicine of Capital University of Integrative Medicine and Editor of The Journal of Integrative Medicine MAJID ALI, M.D. writes in his article “The Seven for Asthma”:
For asthma control, we must clearly understand seven aspects of this problem:
- Asthma can be controlled with no drug, integrative therapies in most persons;
- Asthma attacks can threaten life quickly and drug therapies must not be delayed in acute attacks;
- Asthma is always caused by mold and food allergy;
- Stress and environmental pollutants worsen asthma;
- The secret to the prevention of asthma attacks is in the restoration of battered bowel-blood-liver ecosystems;
- “Asthma smart” nutrients, herbs, and water therapies can prevent asthma attacks; and
- Prayer, meditation, and spiritual surrender are necessary for long-term non drug asthma control.
Nobody says it better!
Natural medicine offers a wealth of safe and easy methods of healing asthma. To begin undergoing services at the Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic of San Francisco Bay Area for asthma, please select one of the following options:
- Telephone consultation. (415) 409-3939 or (650) 365-3640
- Office consultation
- “Healthy Vacation” in San Francisco. You can visit the Biotherapy Clinic for a few weeks to combine the enjoyment of the wonderful city along with an intensive healing program including whole body cleansing, colon hydrotherapy with restoration of friendly intestinal flora, acupuncture, deep relaxation, drinking Karlovy Vary Healing Mineral Water, hypnosis and customized nutrition supplementation.