There are many natural ways to treat chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis. One natural treatment you may not have considered that may help treat such conditions is acupressure.
Two ways acupressure treats chronic lung diseases
Acupressure is a technique that some people may not be familiar with. This technique originated in China, and it’s a homeopathic form of massage that’s also known as reflexology. Acupressure works by targeting pressure points in the hands and feet, and it may be helpful for treating chronic lung diseases for two reasons.
For one thing, reflexology has been shown to relieve physical stress in the body, such as loosening tight breathing muscles. The relief of physical stress may be very helpful for people with chronic lung conditions because the body’s inflammatory response is triggered by the chemicals produced by a stressed out body. For this reason, reflexology may help reduce the level of inflammation you’re experiencing.
Another reason acupressure may help treat chronic lung diseases is that it helps create a better mental state. All too often, patients with chronic lung conditions suffer from emotional and mental symptoms in addition to their physical symptoms. For example, they may be dealing with feelings of depression or anger because of the limitations that result from a chronic lung disease. Reflexology may help these patients manage those emotions…
The Lung Health Institute is ready to help you find other natural chronic lung disease treatments
At the Lung Health Institute, our health care team is committed to helping chronic lung disease patients find the most effective natural and minimally invasive treatments. One such treatment we offer is cellular therapy.
Cellular therapy is a procedure that uses concentrated platelets and cells from your body’s own blood to target lung disease. The platelets release healing properties that, when combined with other helpful cells, may help to heal damaged tissue and reduce inﬂammation in your lungs.
We also offer three Anti-Inflammatory Initiative™, or AI2™, plans that may also help your body fight chronic lung diseases naturally. In fact, the lifestyle tips and other tools provided in these plans may help improve your immune system, and they may also allow you to train your body to fight inflammation using healthy fats.
Do these natural treatments from the Lung Health Institute sound like something you’re interested in? Contact one of our patient coordinators today for more information or to schedule an initial consultation.