Chronic Cough

Lung diseases are some of the most common medical conditions in the world. Tens of millions of people suffer from lung disease in the U.S.they can stem from any number of issues but the most common are Smoking, infections, allergies and genetics The lungs are part of a complex apparatus, expanding and relaxing thousands of times each day to bring in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. Lung disease can result from problems in any part of this system. In Chinese medicine we break all lung conditions down even further and diagnose them as cold or hot and deficient or excess. In this video we will discussing respiratory issues steaming from a deep deficiency manifesting as: chronic breathing issues such as asthma, chronic bronchitis and pulmonary emphysema, characterized as wheezing shortness of breath, low pitched So the treatment protocol here is going to be to tonify the lungs and kidney, eliminate phlegm, and sooth wheezing. When looking for a more modern day formula for these patterns look for one containing at least one if not more of the following herbs:

Zi Su Ye – Disperses coldness and dilates the Lung

Wu Wei Zi – is an astringent herb that prevents the leakage of Lung qi.

Rou Gui – Helps to warm the Kidney yang and restore its ability to grasp qi down