• Liyan Lu


Updated: Sep 23

Bronchitis is an inflammation and irritation of the airways that lead to the lungs. The condition is usually mild and eventually heals completely. Bronchitis may become severe in chronically ill people with heart or lung disease and the elderly. Viruses are the usual cause of bronchitis, but they may also result from bacterial infection or exposure to cigarette smoke or air pollution.

Bronchitis symptoms usually start with common cold symptoms like a runny nose, tiredness, chills, back and muscle aches, slight fever, and sore throat. After 3 or 4 days following the above symptoms, the person will develop a dry cough, which begins bronchitis. Some people may have a dry cough, and some may eventually have a more productive cough that produces sputum after a day or two. The mucus color may change from clear to white, yellow, or green depending on how severe the infection is. Someone with severe bronchitis may have a high fever for 3 to 5 days, after which most symptoms improve, but the cough may last several weeks. If the airways are blocked, the person may become short of breath. Wheezing is common, especially after coughing. Pneumonia could develop.

Having bronchitis with another lung disease, such as asthma, may increase the risk for pneumonia. Frequent lung infections, especially in a person who smokes, may lead to chronic bronchitis. Tobacco smokers are also at high risk for developing emphysema. Chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma are known as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD).

Healthy Ping’s remedies and Suggestions:

Ginger helps with dry or chronic cough, congestion, bronchitis, and asthma. Ginger aids in breaking down and removing mucus, loosening up phlegm, expanding the lungs, and recovering quickly from difficulty in breathing. Ginger also helps improve the immune system, anti-bacteria, anti-virus, anti-fungus properties, and anti-infections in the gastro-intestine and lungs.

Herb helps with anti-infection, anti-inflammation, detoxify, clean the lungs and airways, gets rid of the mucus from bronchitis, relieves congestion, subsides the coughs, soothes irritation of the airways, and stops chronic coughs & dry coughs as well. Please call Dr. Liyan Lu at (661) 513-9265.

Vitamin B2 is essential for tissue repair. It improves the lining of the respiratory tract, the digestive tract, mucous membrane & blood vessel wall and protects the surface of the mucosa and skin. Vitamin B2 also helps produce new red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout your body and improve general health. Take vitamin B2 100mg daily.

Vitamin C boosts the immune system, anti-inflammation, and infection. Take vitamin C 500 mg 1 or 2 times a day with a meal.

Zinc helps bronchitis and chronic dry cough. A new meta-analysis shows that Zinc supplements can reduce the duration and severity of a cold. Taking Zinc 10 mg a day could help.

Acupuncture boosts the immune system, strengthens body defense ability to fight infections, improves lung function, and shortens illness.

Cupping increases blood circulation, speeds up detoxification, relieves the fever and bronchitis symptoms.

Ping’s meridian massage helps the blood flow, reduces stress, and comforts body aching.

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