Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) can dramatically help people with Asthma. A TCM doctor approaches this illness in a very different method than a western doctor. Western doctors are first and foremost concerned with asthma symptoms. They prescribe medication that is intended to stop the onset of asthma attacks and they prescribe medications that are intended to get patients through the asthma attacks. Unfortunately, this approach doesn’t get to the root of why a person has asthma and what can be done to heal someone with asthma or at least dramatically reduce the occurrence and symptoms of asthma attacks.
A TCM doctor such as Dr. Feng Liang will determine what is causing asthma in the patient and will then treat the underlying problems. A person may have asthma due to environmental allergens such as animal dander, dust, pollen, mold and other substances (some foods can even cause asthma attacks). In this instance, Dr. Liang will first recommend to a patient that they do what they can to remove the allergens and will then treat the patient’s system to better tolerate the allergens.