Respiratory – Acute

Acute Respiratory Issues in Chinese Medicine

Acute Respiratory issues are a common but annoying part of life. The common cold is a viral infection of your upper respiratory tract — your nose and throat. A common cold is usually harmless, although it may not feel that way at the time. Symptoms can present as a runny nose, sore throat and cough, watery eyes, sneezing and congestion — or maybe all of the above. In Chinese medicine break this down a little further into temperature so a cold Cn be from wind cold or wind heat invasion  feel that this pattern of cold can progress to the lungs and chest leading also a more chronic condition such as cold type bronchitis, wheezing, asthma, and emphysema or lung infections with clear or white sputum. This same type of treatment can be used for immediate relief in sneezing, and clear watery nasal discharge when people develop these symptoms after being exposed to cold weather or water such as divers, surfers, and swimmers.

If you suspect that you have a wind cold invasion you might want to make a visit to your MD just to make sure that there is not a more serious condition going on. After that Chinese herbs can be very helpful in managing the symptoms of this patter. When looking for a more modern day formula to  Dispels cold, warm the interior, and  Eliminates phlegm you want to look for one containing at least one or more of the the herbs below:

Best Chinese Herbs for Acute Respiratory Issues

Xing Ren – Which helps to eliminate phlegm, transform congested fluids and reduces wheezing.

Gan Jiang – Helps to warm the Lungs, dispel the cold factor, arrest wheezing, and move water by regulating the qi flow of the Lung.

Zhi Gan Cao – Which helps to relieve bronchial spasms, alleviate pain and harmonize the formula.


Formulas Containing Chinese Herbs for Acute Respiratory Issues