Asthma, lung disease, quitting smoking, allergies
Breathing issues and lung function can often be greatly improved with acupuncture. Chronic and acute asthma may be improved through regulating the sympathetic nervous system response involved, and other lung diseases can benefit from the general calming effect and increased blood circulation acupuncture can provide. Assistance with quitting smoking, both cravings and the physical discomforts associated with quitting, can also be alleviated. Seasonal allergies tend to respond well to acupuncture, especially as a proactive treatment in the weeks leading up to the problem time of year, by modulating the body's response to allergens.