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What is bronchitis?

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Bronchitis is a respiratory condition characterized by inflammation of the bronchial tubes, which are responsible for carrying air to and from the lungs. It can be either acute or chronic, with acute bronchitis usually resulting from viral or bacterial infections, and chronic bronchitis often associated with long-term exposure to irritants such as smoking or air pollution. Bronchitis can cause symptoms such as coughing, phlegm production, chest discomfort, and difficulty breathing.

SYMPTOMS of bronchitis

If you have bronchitis, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Persistent cough, often accompanied by mucus production
  • Wheezing or whistling sound when breathing
  • Chest discomfort or tightness
  • Shortness of breath, especially during physical activity
  • Fatigue or general weakness
  • Mild fever and body aches in some cases


Acupuncture can be a beneficial complementary therapy for managing bronchitis and promoting respiratory health. By targeting specific acupuncture points, it aims to reduce inflammation, support the immune system, and alleviate symptoms associated with bronchitis. Benefits of acupuncture for bronchitis include:

Acupuncture has anti-inflammatory effects that can help decrease the inflammation in the bronchial tubes, reducing coughing, wheezing, and chest discomfort.

Acupuncture can enhance lung function and airflow, helping to alleviate shortness of breath and promote easier breathing.

Acupuncture stimulates the immune system, promoting a stronger defense against respiratory infections and supporting the body’s natural healing processes.

Acupuncture sessions can provide symptomatic relief by reducing coughing, phlegm production, and chest tightness, improving overall comfort and well-being.