Bronchitis according to Chinese Medicine

What is bronchitis?

Bronchitis is inflammation of the main air passages to the lungs.

What causes bronchitis according to TCM?

There are 18 patterns of disharmony in our database that are associated with bronchitis. TCM sees our body (and mind) as a holistic system in which health issues stem from imbalances, known as "patterns of disharmony". These patterns can manifest in a wide range of symptoms and illnesses, such as bronchitis here.

Most of the patterns associated with bronchitis are "Full" (also called "Excess") in nature. This means that according to TCM bronchitis is more likely to be an acute condition, caused by an excess of pathological factors or substances that overwhelm the body's defensive capabilities.

In this case, the most common of these excesses is Phlegm, behind 5 patterns associated with bronchitis. Other excesses or pathogenic factors which might contribute to bronchitis include "Heat", "Phlegm-Fluids" and "Cold".

For more details on the underlying causes and patterns behind bronchitis, refer to this comprehensive page on the subject.

Herbal formulas used in TCM for bronchitis

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Individual herbs used in TCM for bronchitis

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Acupuncture and acupressure points for bronchitis

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TCM dietary and lifestyle recommendations that might help with bronchitis

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