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Can Acupressure Help Me Manage my Asthma?

According to UCLA Integrative Medicine, acupressure is a targeted, deep-tissue massage intended to pin-point areas that stimulate the body’s ability to heal. Although the associated vocabulary, including the concepts of qi, meridians, and internal balance, may seem foreign in western society, scientific research published through the NIH suggests that it is not an accident that …

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Asthma and Chest Pain: Is Asthma Supposed to Hurt?

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Asthma is a condition that affects millions of people. It specifically targets the respiratory system. It causes spasms in the lungs, which makes it difficult to breathe properly. While 1 in 13 Americans have asthma (about 25 million adults and children), asthma symptoms do not always present the same across the board. Is asthma supposed …

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How Do You Know If You Have Asthma?

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Asthma is a leading chronic disease in children and plagues more than 25 million Americans according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Although there is no cure for asthma, there are ways to manage it and mitigate attacks. However, many people may be unaware sufferers of asthma. As a top asthma doctor in …

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Is Pollution a Social Issue or Environmental Issue?

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The effects of pollution on the environment – and on our physical health – is no secret. For decades, people have been noticing that releasing harmful toxins and chemicals in the air has had drastic effects. But when it comes down to it, do we see pollution as merely a problem with the environment? Or, …

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Controlling Asthma Without Your Inhaler

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Over 18 Million Americans live with asthma. Traditionally, they are treated with inhaled and/or oral medications to help control airway inflammation and acute attacks. These treatments are often necessary if the patient wishes to avoid frequent attacks and hospital visits. The Big News is increasing evidence suggests that specific lifestyle changes and integrative treatments have …

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Why is Cold Air Harder to Breathe?

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Anyone who has spent prolonged periods of time outside in extremely cold weather has experienced the burning sensation in their lungs when they inhale frigid air. This is because when we take a breath, the humidity in the air must be warmed up to body temperature before reaching our lungs. In the winter time, air …

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Your Options for Asthma Treatment

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Asthma is a serious illness. In fact, 7.6% of adults and 8.4% of children in the US have asthma, and asthma has been increasing since the early 1980s in all age, gender, and ethnic groups. There are several ways asthma can be treated. Medically, there are short-term and long-term medications which come in different forms. …

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The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke

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The dangers from smoking cigarettes are well-known and documented. If you pick up a pack of cigarettes, there’s a warning right on the packaging from the Surgeon General that states, “Smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and may complicate pregnancy.” However, what some people may not realize is that there are just as many …

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Humidifying Your Home

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Did you know that those static “shocks” you experience (usually in wintertime) are caused by dry air? There are many reasons you may want to humidify your home, shocks included. According to Living Direct, humidifying your home “moisturizes your skin and lips, protects your throat, soothes your sinuses, halts the spread of flu germs and …

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Asthma Attack with No Inhaler? Here’s What to Do

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Asthma is a manageable condition, but certain triggers may be out of your control. It is important that you always have your inhaler with you when you go out – and always be prepared for the worst. But what if the worst does happen? What if you have an asthma attack with no inhaler? Here’s …

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