Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Acupuncture for cough

Female patient suffered from on and off cough for ten years. Recent flare up of a chesty cough lasted 2 weeks. She presented with restricted breathing and violent cough that would last 6 to 7 minutes. The cough would also wake her up at night and affect sleep. Patient had to sleep with propped pillows and was very tired.

After one session of acupuncture and taking one week of Chinese herbal medicine, the violent cough reduced to a infrequent light cough that would last seconds. Night time cough stopped completely allowing her to sleep through the night. Tightness in the chest was also improved. Patient continued to improve following further four sessions of acupuncture and reported her cough stopped completely on her sixth visit. She also noticed improvement on the digestion, leg cramp and energy.

Patient attended a follow up session 2 months later and remained symptom free.

Acupuncture for cough, image source 

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